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RIP BARRY ORT

Started 1388094020.307 in Fashion Talk | Last reply 1388446497.797 by voyager1980

I am so sad.Barry has passed! I have so enjoed watching him.What a loss.

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Favorite S­on1388094270.163970 PostsRegistered 12/7/2012

What a shame. Another classy vendor rep we won't be seeing in the future. Peace and grace to his friends and family.

Debbie14261388095760.345360 PostsRegistered 9/12/2012

OMG, I am so sorry to hear this! He seemed like such a sweet man. My thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones at this difficult time.

colliegirls1388097076.1676483 PostsRegistered 5/13/2012

I am so shocked to read this! I loved it when he was on, he was so fun and lively. Perhaps this is why we have not seen him lately, I wonder if had been ill. He will be so missed by so many.

BMWDEEDEE1388097962.99857 PostsRegistered 1/14/2008
God bless his friends and family. May he rest in peace. He was truly one of a kind.

winamac11388098518.430910 PostsRegistered 12/29/2010Indiana

I just saw Lisa's Facebook tribute on the jewelry forum. I loved her last sentence about hoping she was half the friend to him that he was to her. So sweet--lovely sentiments.

I'm sad to learn of his passing. He seemed like the real deal.

"Friends don't let friends...drink white zinfandel"

jackthebear1388099508.6935857 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004
On 12/26/2013 colliegirls said:

I am so shocked to read this! I loved it when he was on, he was so fun and lively. Perhaps this is why we have not seen him lately, I wonder if had been ill. He will be so missed by so many.

I suspect this is the case :-(, he was fun

Barbara in­ Virginia1388099744.617822 PostsRegistered 5/22/2010

Such a shock and a very sad one! I have a fair amount of KJL jewelry bought over the years so frequently enjoyed Barry Ort's shows. Such a delightful man! I add my condolences to those of others who are also very saddened by Barry's premature demise. May he rest in peace.

Matty61388100522.8973185 PostsRegistered 10/24/2007still waters and gentle breezes

I am so upset when Leah announced his passing after her show with SG. RIP what a dear man.

HAPPY FALL YOU ALL!

helping1388101405.42931 PostsRegistered 1/22/2011
So sad to hear that! I'll miss his funny chatter w/ the hosts & hearing him tell his interesting stories.

MarilynM1388102164.6572385 PostsRegistered 4/27/2008
This is shocking news, so sad. My prayers to his family.

Bird mama1388104074.310473 PostsRegistered 3/24/2009Michigan

About a week or so before Christmas, I spoke to a lady that I have known since 1989. Our paths crossed occasionally throughout the years and we ended up in the same big department. We laughed and talked about Christmas on a Friday and when I came to work the following Monday, there was an email from management that this lovely women died unexpectedly over the weekend. We were all literally struck dumb by the news, she was buried the weekend before Christmas. Now, I hear about Barry Ort (I know, I didn't know him personally). My mother used to tell me that tomorrow is never promised and the older I get, the more I understand it. So, so very sad.

PS - I just wanted to say that even though I've never met any of my fashion friends personally, I appreciate each one of you {#emotions_dlg.wub}

~ bird ~

Remee1388104327.557848 PostsRegistered 11/12/2013 Garden of Eden

Does anyone know the cause of his passing? Had he been ill ? I don't know any of this. Am devastated to hear he has passed. Prayers to all of his friends and family.

Amaly1388105369.7933571 PostsRegistered 8/23/2008cali

Not a familiar name to me. What did he sell?

Bird mama1388106086.40310473 PostsRegistered 3/24/2009Michigan

truckwidow - Barry is the rep for Kenneth Jay Lane jewelry.

~ bird ~

Luvmycats1388110021.3434727 PostsRegistered 8/15/2007

When I GOOGLED his name, it said that his death was unexpected. IT doesn't sound as though this was an illness related death. Very sad for his family & close friends.

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springers1388112670.336771 PostsRegistered 8/27/2008so cal
I am shocked to hear this. I miss his presentations. I dont own any of kjl jewelry, but I still enjoyed hearing his presentations. He was knowledgeable, fun and seemed unpretentious. Very nice man. Thanks for this thread.

Whatever is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, or praiseworthy-think on these things.

springers1388112684.376771 PostsRegistered 8/27/2008so cal
Dup. Post, sorry

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Whatever is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, or praiseworthy-think on these things.

imaclothes­hog1388113148.6821950 PostsRegistered 2/12/2006

Wow so sad! I just read about this. What happened to him? Was he sick? Was he in an accident? Very very sad.

"If you can't make it better, you can laugh at it". ~Erma Bombeck

winamac11388149642.09330910 PostsRegistered 12/29/2010Indiana
On 12/26/2013 imaclotheshog said:

Wow so sad! I just read about this. What happened to him? Was he sick? Was he in an accident? Very very sad.

Good morning Amp. It is so sad. I, too, am questioning the cause of death. He appeared to be healthy and fit. It's just terrible!

"Friends don't let friends...drink white zinfandel"

ByTheBay1388153023.223891 PostsRegistered 1/3/2008
I am beyond sad over the loss of Barry )-: !! Absolutely loved him. I don't own much KJL (do love & own the Neptune Cabochon Bangles & rings in black & turq) but I really looked forward to the shows & his fun presentations. Much love to his family & friends!

"Never be afraid to laugh at yourself. After all, you could be missing out on the joke of the century". Joan Rivers
R.I.P.

ibb381388154381.33312367 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004
On 12/26/2013 Luvmycats said:

When I GOOGLED his name, it said that his death was unexpected. IT doesn't sound as though this was an illness related death. Very sad for his family & close friends.

I also googled his name and was surprised to find his funeral date set for the 29th. The notice mentioned he passed away on the 24th. That's an unusual length of time for a Jewish burial.

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FrancescaTn1388157974.833131 PostsRegistered 10/13/2013

So sorry to hear this news about Barry, the one person I tried to watch when he was on, loved his presentations and me and my Mom have a few of the Kenneth Jay Lane pieces and Barry seemed so genuine to me. Will definitely miss him on the Q, condolences to his family and friends.

sashamatth­ews1388159343.5631625 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

This is just very, very sad, for his family and friends.

imaclothes­hog1388170351.07321950 PostsRegistered 2/12/2006
On 12/27/2013 winamac1 said:
On 12/26/2013 imaclotheshog said:

Wow so sad! I just read about this. What happened to him? Was he sick? Was he in an accident? Very very sad.

Good morning Amp. It is so sad. I, too, am questioning the cause of death. He appeared to be healthy and fit. It's just terrible!

Hi Win, I know, he seemed perfectly fine last time I saw a clip of him on air, he didn't look ill at all and he did look really healthy and fit! I really liked him doing the KJL shows, I have always been a fan of Kenneth's and I think Barry did a fantastic job with Kenneth's pieces.

When Kenneth became too ill to appear on air any longer, I was impressed with Barry's ability to take over and he really knew so much about Kenneth's jewelry and the history, etc. He was a really great vendor! Seemed like a nice man too! What a loss, and he was not an old man! I would have thought Kenneth would have passed away before Barry, Kenneth is in his 80s if I am not mistaken. So so sad.

"If you can't make it better, you can laugh at it". ~Erma Bombeck

jackthebear1388171051.5775857 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004
On 12/27/2013 ibb38 said:
On 12/26/2013 Luvmycats said:

When I GOOGLED his name, it said that his death was unexpected. IT doesn't sound as though this was an illness related death. Very sad for his family & close friends.

I also googled his name and was surprised to find his funeral date set for the 29th. The notice mentioned he passed away on the 24th. That's an unusual length of time for a Jewish burial.

It is but sometimes they allow longer to give people time to travel for the funeral. Only thr ultra orthodox bury the next day

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