A Death and A Birth

Photo by The Scout

My condolences to the family and friends of Neil Barry. Neil was a fellow parishioner at Church of the Angels. He had a 6 year struggle with pancreatic cancer. Neil was an avid 49ers fan, and after church we’d stand on the sunny patio and talk football. He wore these sunglasses:


Still, I managed to take Neil seriously. RIP, Neil. Your 49ers just beat my father’s Redskins, 27-24.

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Welcome to Navah, daughter of Dave (Pa Kettle) and E, and sister of Ronen.


I was honored to be there just after Navah made her grand entrance. My role was to keep an eye on Ronen, who is one of the world’s smartest three year-olds. Ronen said, “I’m going to draw a beautiful picture for the baby. I’m going to draw a baseball diamond!” (Sadly, he will grow up a Mets fan, but some things can’t be helped.)

Happy Birthday, Navah!

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2 Responses to “A Death and A Birth”

  1. Mary Kathleen O'Looney Says:

    I’m a Mets fan and an Oakland A’s fan… so huh.

    This blog is part of your evil plan to take over the world and soak it full of love and kindness. You can’t fool me!

  2. Mary Callahan Says:

    I think this is the Neil Barry that I knew. He was a consultant to us at the MPAA for years, and one helluva guy. A great person. He was married to Rebecca? And I knew of his struggle with pancreatic cancer in the early phases when first diagnosed. Can you confirm his wife’s name, that should confirm it for me. A couple of mutual friends were just asking about him. — thanks

    you can email me back at mcallahan36@yahoo.com

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