The Family of Barry Griebler
Apr 23, 2019 6:39 AM
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Doris and Marshall Tanhoff
Apr 5, 2019 02:35 PM
Dear Sue and Family,
So sorry to hear about Barry. We have so many fond memories of our Scotts Level Road/Arrowhead Road neighborhood with our children growing up together. May you find comfort with all your good memories you share with each other about your life with Barry throughout the years.
Beth Blankman Keyser
Apr 5, 2019 03:21 PM
Cindy and family, may your memories bring you comfort and peace during this difficult time.
Moses Montefiore Anshe Emunah
Apr 5, 2019 03:55 PM
Sue: The whole congregation sends our love and condolences to you and your entire family on Barry's passing. We know how devoted you both have been to the shul, and it was inspirational to see Barry coming to shul even though he had the portable oxygen tank. But he obviously felt it was important to be there, and we will miss him. You two have been fixtures at the shul for so many years.
The devotion to the shul didn't just mean coming to services, though. Your and Barry's kindness and generosity made a difference.
I remember how when we were fixing up the youth room downstairs and Barry came to me and said that you and he were going to donate a very nice large screen TV to hang on the wall. It is still there and you should know that it is gets a lot of good use for events like the Brotherhood tailgate parties.
We pray that your warm memories will be for a blessing to you in this difficult time and that you will also take comfort in knowing that you gave him unconditional loving care in these last weeks of Barry's illness.
HaMakom yenachem etchem b'toch shaar aveyley Tzion v'Yerushalaim
My G-d comfort you among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem
sybil garonzik kolodny
Apr 5, 2019 04:22 PM
I have such fond memories of you and Barry.... Always smiling.
my thoughts are with you at this sad time
Joan Goldstein Gould
Apr 5, 2019 05:46 PM
Dear Griebler Family,
We are all aware that none of us is here forever, but most of us are fortunate to have memories from our past that evokes smiles. The name 'Barry Griebler' does that for me. I remember your beloved Barry from our days during the 1940s at Arlington Elementary #234 and then Garrison Junior High. He was the silly kid who could make everybody laugh, and although I have not seen Barry since those happy days, that is how I will choose to remember him. Please accept my sincere condolences and may Barry forever rest in peace.
Myrian, Alvin & Yvette Diamond
Apr 5, 2019 06:26 PM
We are so sad to hear about Barry. We enjoyed getting to know you both on our trip to Israel, seeing you in shul and sharing stories about our travels. Barry was always genuinely nice and upbeat even as his health declined. We will miss him. May you find comfort in wonderful memories.
Apr 5, 2019 06:51 PM
The Fitzer family (Hank, Betty, and Julie) would like to express their deepest condolences. Sue, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
Apr 5, 2019 08:47 PM
I am so sorry for the loss of Barry. I was so blessed to meet Sue and Barry. He showed everyone the true meaning of life. He gave kindness, generosity, wisdom,laughter, smiles, and the twinkling of his eyes to everyone he met. I will cherish the memories. I am sending lots of hugs and prayers to all of you.🙏❤️
Morgan & Marcia Amaimo
Apr 5, 2019 09:05 PM
Marcia and I are very sorry for your loss. He was a great work colleague and wull be missed by everyone.
Apr 5, 2019 11:53 PM
So sad to learn of Barrys' death,it came as a shock to me.I hope that you are doing as well as possible at this difficult time.
I will see you at the memorial service.
Karen, Egorin and Marty Yaker
Apr 6, 2019 05:50 AM
Fear Sue and family
Please accept our condolences. Barry was such a wonderful person. So many memories from so far back are in our hearts. Our love and this are with you at this sad time..His memory will serve to keep him close to all.
Sandy and Bill Wolf #Unit #416
Apr 6, 2019 10:17 AM
Our sincere condolences on the loss of Barry. May he rest in peace.
Leslie Bellah Papel
Apr 6, 2019 11:09 AM
So sorry for your loss.
Apr 6, 2019 11:11 AM
Sue and family: april 6, 2019
Sue I remeber Barry with love and gratitude ain that he was always helfful folowing our years of working together for the City. May he rest in peace
Apr 6, 2019 02:03 PM
Sue and Family,
I was so sorry to hear about Barry as I enjoyed our time together in the Brookstone Condos. I extend condolences on behalf of the entire Pototsky family. May he rest in peace.
Apr 6, 2019 03:38 PM
So Sorry to hear of Barry's passing. I worked with him for many years on the Board of Brookstone Condos.
As the current President of Brookstone, I wish the family condolences from the residents and the Board of Brookstone
Jamie Schiner Franco
Apr 6, 2019 04:10 PM
Mrs. Griebler, Michael, Robin and Cindy - I’m so very sorry for your loss.
Apr 6, 2019 04:25 PM
Extremely sorry to learn about Barry's passing. The two of you were helpful in shaping our daughter, Rachel's future. Again my sincere condolences.
Lindsey Rentmeester Wheeler and the Rentmeester Family
Apr 6, 2019 04:59 PM
Dear Sue and family, I am so sorry to hear of Barry's passing. My thoughts are with you all. I have so many memories of Barry at AGBell events and he always was so kind and thoughtful in our conversations. We will miss him.
Anna and Clay Rentmeester
Apr 6, 2019 05:11 PM
Barry was a kind and generous man always looking out for others. We will always remember the caring he showed us in the AG Bell community. Love to his family.
Apr 6, 2019 05:18 PM
Sue, please accept heartfelt condolences from me and Bob. Barry was such a fine person and I'm sure he will be missed by many. Our thoughts are with you and your family.
Apr 6, 2019 07:28 PM
Barry was cheerful, helpful and popular. In the 1990s, he made me part of the AGBell MD community. In 1997-1998, he helped Sue and me to run AGBell convention in Little Rock in 1998. The following year he provided valuable advice about buying a condo over dinner at a restaurant in Greektown. Much later in 2015, he came along with Sue and Michael to the special reception by JH and AGBell in my honor. Last time I saw him was probably at the 2016 AGBell Gala in DC. So many good memories of one of the kindest people around, and above all a proud family man! Rest in peace.
Apr 7, 2019 04:45 AM
Dear Sue and Family,
So sorry to hear about Barry. He was the glue that kept the boys of Jonquil Avenue together. The news of his passing was a shock. May your family take comfort in all the good memories you will share and may he rest in peace.
Michael Goldberg, Boca Raton, Florida
Apr 7, 2019 08:39 AM
Dear Sue, Michael, Robin and Cindy,
I'm sorry for your loss. I have the fondest of memories of Barry growing up when Michael and I went to Woodvale School and our outings with his father. Barry was ahead of his times advocating the deaf community and various organizations for the hearing impaired. May you cherish the memories of your husband and father forevermore.
May G-d comfort you among other mourners of Zion and Jerusalem
Sue Scheinberg Rudick, Port St. Lucie, FL
Apr 7, 2019 10:03 AM
Dear Sue and Family: Sending my deepest sympathies to you on the loss of Barry.He was one of the Jonquil Ave. boys.
Apr 7, 2019 10:57 AM
Sue, Michael, Robin and Cindy,
I am so sorry to hear of Barry's passing. So many fond memories and past history. Barry was in many ways inspirational going back over 50 years. Many of my talents in electronics, etc. were a direct result of Barry's friendship and mentorship when building my first house in Pikeswood.Our prayers and thoughts are with you now .
Apr 7, 2019 12:29 PM
So sorry to get this news. So many fond memories.
Love to all of you.
Benita and Seymour Lozinsky
Apr 7, 2019 01:31 PM
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May the memories of good times past help to sustain you in your time of sorrow.
Rabbi Elan Adler
Apr 8, 2019 10:59 AM
Dear Sue and family,
I was so sorry to hear about Barry's passing, while instantly recalling such a dear and sweet man, good sense of humor, always a smile, outpouring of kindness, a man of decency and deep faith, a model congregant as both of you have been. May Hashem hover His spirit over you and your family and help you feel the love and appreciation of so many, and find the comfort that eases the pain. May you be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. Love from Israel.
Ben Bark and Family
Apr 8, 2019 12:12 PM
To the Griebler Family,
Our Condolences to you Sue, Michael, Robin and Cindy. May Barry's Memory be a blessing to you.
Diane and Arnold Wasserman Boynton Beach, FL
Apr 9, 2019 12:12 PM
Dear Sue and Family:
Our sincere condolences to you and your family. There are fond memories of our trip to the Caribbean and other times. Barry inspired many with his laughter, warmth and gentle manner. He will be missed.
Alma and Sonny Glass
Apr 9, 2019 01:38 PM
Dear Griebler Family,
Please accept our heart-felt condolences at this time. Barry and I go way back to the 40's from Arlington Elementary School, through Garrison Junior High, etc. We laughed a lot together for many years. The last time we were in Baltimore, we tried to connect to no avail. I am quite saddened by his passing.
HaMakom yenachem etchem b'toch shaar aveyley Tzion v'Yerushalaim
May G-d comfort you among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.
Apr 9, 2019 06:19 PM
Dear Sue, Michael, Robin and Cindy,
I am so sorry to learn of your loss and want you to know I send my heartfelt thoughts and prayers to all of you especially during this most difficult time.
Sue and Howard Needle
Apr 9, 2019 10:59 PM
Dear Sue, Michael, and family,
We are so sorry that Barry has passed away. We know that the past few years were hard, and he is now at peace. We so enjoyed his company, especially his sense of humor and his friendliness. He and I, Howard, had lots of fun as the longest-term members of the Lunch Bunch. We laughed a lot and had meaningful conversations about how we could solve the world's problems. He was committed to making things better for his friends and our the community, and was generously supportive of good causes. And I will miss watching the Orioles at Camden Yards with him. Sue, you married a gem. May your wonderful memories of Barry sustain you at this difficult time.
Apr 10, 2019 06:41 AM
My deepest condolences. Barry was a wonderful man.May your memories comfort you.
Idy Harris and Anne Liner
Apr 10, 2019 05:40 PM
Sue, Anne and I just found out about Barry’s passing. We are so sorry to hear of his
loss . What a nice, caring guy he was ! Our sympathy is with you
Apr 10, 2019 10:18 PM
My sincere condolences on the loss of your dear beloved husband.
May his memory forever be a blessing..
Barbara Agetstein ( Aunt Bubbles )
Apr 11, 2019 11:37 AM
I know the two of you for more then 60 years.I have fond memories Barry. He will missed my thoughts are with you and your family at this time.
Apr 11, 2019 07:12 PM
Leonard, Sharon, and I were so sorry to hear the news about Barry.
Our condolences to you, Sue, Michael, Robin, Cindy, and your family.
Harri Ehrenpreis White
Apr 12, 2019 08:04 PM
Sue, I was saddened to hear about Barry’s passing. He was so kind and generous, and he was wonderful to my Mom. I know you will cherish wonderful memories, and he will live on in the hearts of those many people he touched.
Apr 14, 2019 06:37 PM
Dear Sue, such fond memories of Barry at the AGBell parent section meetings at Volta Bureau in the early 2000s. How he escorted my bored husband all over DC and especially the trip to the Holocaust Memorial Museum that he talks about still today some 17 years later! Thank you Barry for your kindness to us novices back then.
Our love to you and your family,
Lindsay and Francisco Rodriguez
Ira, Saralee, and Jessie Bernstein
Apr 15, 2019 07:19 PM
Mrs. Geibler and family.
Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. May the memories you hold help you through this difficult time.
Apr 19, 2019 12:43 PM
Well, it is just that my first memory of Barry, say I was ten or eleven or younger, and the grown ups had been talking about Sue going out on a date with a guy and the discussion was pretty animated, but I do not have any recollection of what was said, and then either someone said he was at the door or something like that and I rushed into the living room in Esther and Abe’s house, the room with the photo of my uncle Arthur who I had never met but who my mom would talk about, and some of my mother’s paintings were in the room and the television on which Uncle Abe saw the baseball game. So from somewhere in the room I looked at him in the doorway or just inside, and Sue looking glad to see him. I thought he looked reasonable and personable. But knew I was just a kid so my opinion did not matter. But I was glad Sue was glad to see him.
He could tell a story. He could tell a story. And he could tell a joke. With that big smile of his and so appreciative of the joke he was telling.
He could be talking about the baseball game or about cars or about some relative and what they had done or about work or about any of all sorts of things and then all at once with the story telling and the jokes and humor and comments – all supported by and as though gliding on top of this very good natured way he had about him – and then without straining or going out of his way to say something deep he would make these absolutely transfiguring statements about life and about people, and he was someone I could really learn from and other people learned from.
One of his comments that stayed with me was about how important the courting before marriage was and the memories cultivated by that romantic time, and how later in the marriage when you are arguing over something about one of the kids or about something about the house or about something else, that later the memories of that time of courting and the experience of being with that one person during those times mattered so much.
His understanding of human nature was somehow resting upon real power and depth of being. He could joke. He could be casual. He could be one of the guys. He could be unassuming. He could be a center of attention. Never was any of these all he was.
He could be at a place of understanding of people and life and experience, a place not common to reach. I do not think most people understand life as keenly as Barry. Part of it was that he lived life, he was not a spectator to life, not distracted from life by some preoccupation or hobby. It feels almost as though life and living was his hobby.
Barry was not what you would call a ‘do-gooder,’ but he did more do good than five do-gooders. Included in that is the design he drew for a synagogue, this perhaps in the 60s or 70s.
Similarly, Barry was not the image of a sensitive man, swooning over Medieval cloisonné. Or being too acutely delicate to listen to someone’s story. He was, though, enormously sensitive.
His good nature and his feeling for people, his enjoyment of people, his need to encounter and explore and go bounce off of people and have people bounce off of him might have been a part of what led him.
And his love of Sue and the offspring.
Once I rode to work with Barry. In the carpool with a bunch of other guys. Probably I had stayed over at the house and was on my way by train or bus to somewhere else. What a good guy. What a talented guy. What a bundle of so many abilities, moving along, to some degree, in an unassuming way.
Barry is what is meant by saying someone is good people.
Barry is one of the most remarkable people I have ever met.