Barry Relaxing!
Barry Masa Odow
  • 55 years old
  • Date of birth: Jul 27, 1960
  • Date of passing: Nov 17, 2015
Let the memory of Barry be with us forever

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Barry Odow, 55, born on July 27, 1960 and passed away on November 17, 2015. We will remember him forever.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Dennis Taku on 27th July 2016

"BEAR.....   Always so honest...   never pulling punches...    We talked about you this morning...   talked about all the fun times...  and we know you were listening so we kept it clean and ...very honest!!!   Happy Happy BIRFDAY......  Dude!!!!   It is still hard to accept that you have moved on...    yes...  difficult for us...  but good for you.   Yes.. VERY GOOD......  but we still miss you.... yes we do."

This tribute was added by Tod Makimoto on 27th July 2016

"Happy Birthday Bear!  It saddens me that we are not celebrating your Birthday with you.  But we all know that you are celebrating today with so many loved ones!  Enjoy your big day."

This tribute was added by GENE PECK on 27th July 2016

"Happy Birthday to my favorite cousin and best friend. I miss you everyday. I know that you are a greater person for the difficult life you lead.
My birthday wish for you is that you enjoy eating eel rolls and rainbow rolls for your 56th birthday! Maybe a fuzzy navel to go with that. Or maybe prime rib with fried mushrooms with a shot of Crown Royal. Or maybe fresh corn with iced tea. Your choice.
Our cousin Dennis maybe doesn't get everything right but he sure did when it came to you: "You are the best of us". Happy Birthday Barry!"

This tribute was added by Dane Morinaka on 27th July 2016

"I miss you Bear.  You will always be an inspiration to me."

This tribute was added by Mark Taku on 27th July 2016

As you can see Bear, many remember and miss you. You will always be in our Hearts and what we'll miss is your SMILE, I don't think I ever saw you not smiling and you loving Heart for everyone. Miss you Bear always remember you.

This tribute was added by Dennis Taku on 13th May 2016

"BEAR.....   I know you can hear and SEA me....   soon...flying to the land of SALT LAKE and JAZZ....   I know you can appreciate how good the Warriors are this year and last.....       but....   I still find it hard to know that you have moved on to a better world....  and I know that you are watching over us...  always concerned about us...   so...  I'll be there next week...   I'll take donuts to Auntie Toshi...   Krispy Kreme because I know you loved them...   so.....   we will do our best to take care....      your BEAR is right next to my PC...   so I think of you every day....    and I try to be good....   but you know me!!!!    ok Dude.....  later then ....   Big D"

This tribute was added by GENE PECK on 25th December 2015

"With all of the Holiday Greetings and Wishes going around, our Orange County cousin Cheri sent one saying that she missed all of the "Holly Jolly" emails Bear would be sending around at this time of the year. That email brought a tear to my eye. She is absolutely right: Bear would have been spreading holiday cheer now and, like so many other things Bear did for me, I miss that. I'm sure he got down at times, like we all do, but I never saw it. He was always up. He was always looking at the "glass half full". Whenever I was down I could talk to him for a bit and I would feel better. Or I would read one of those "Holly Jolly emails and feel better. He just brought out the best in me. I really miss that. Merry Christmas Bear. I miss you."

This tribute was added by Leona Simpson on 13th December 2015

"Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.
References for Philippians 2:3 Barry you always put others before yourself. I am blessed to have had you in my life. Your such an amazing person.
From Kaylene Edmen"

This tribute was added by Darwin Cochran on 12th December 2015

     I grew up with Barry and Bruce. We became friends that lasted thru our childhood and adulthood.  
    Barry may of had physical limits, but they never would stop him from any thing he wanted to do. He would find a way to the them. The 3 of us were always doing things together in the summers. Bruce and I would play basketball for hours and Barry was there keeping score.
   The 3 of us went on many fishing trips, and I remember he always would catch the most fish.
    In the summers you could find us in their camper playing cards, 21 of course. I like to say Bruce and I gave him his love of playing 21 cause he would always win our quarters!
    One story I'd like to tell:
     at the time I am going to Weber State, a struggling man trying to provide for my family and getting my education. Barry and Bruce and I had gone to many Jazz games. One year Barry was talking about getting season tickets to the Jazz, I said that would be fun for you.
We comes over one day and shows me the tickets he had gotten.
Then he says they are mine. I told him that there is no way I can pay for them. He knew that, and wanted me to go with them.
As luck would have it, it was the year the Jazz went to the NBA finals against Chicago. I look back at the times we had that year, we had so much fun. It is one of the highlights of my life, and it was due to
a kind big hearted friend.    
   Barry was that, he was always trying helping others. There wasn't any one who didn't like Barry after meeting him. He was a loving person.
   There is a hole in my heart that that will never be replaced, Im going to miss our Thursday night calls, you helping me in the summers with my yard,
   Years ago Barry and Bruce introduced me to some family as
  their "Half Brother",  That had a big impact on me, they considered me as theirs.  Bruce and Barry were always together there was a strong bond there and great love between them, and to be considered as one
with them is the greatest compliment I have ever had.
   We were truly "Brothers"
                I love you and will miss you deeply
                 Till we meet again Brother

This tribute was added by Leona Simpson on 11th December 2015

"Barry, I was 5 years old when we started kinderdergard together and you came into my life,  I was too young back then to realize that your were going too be a life long friend. We have had many adventures together.  Thanks for your patients, kindness and love and treating Rachel and Trevor like your own. I miss you more each and everyday!  you will always be in my heart and memories .  Take care dear friend!  Leona"

This tribute was added by Cheri Okinaka on 10th December 2015

"Bear... I was just reminiscing over the family photos, which started at birth.  I'm so glad most of our vacations were spent at Odowland.  I still laugh at all the mischief we use to get into as children... okay okay...maybe it never ended  for me ; )   Although a few of our gatherings over the past few years were due to the loss of loved ones, if there was a bright side too it, it's because it brought us together again.  I'm sure your mom, dad, my dad, uncle Eddie, auntie Akie and other beloved family & friends were smiling from above as we shared good times and memories.  Although my heart is broken you are not here to listen and LAUGH at all my crazy stories, It comforts me to know you are sharing your laughter, thoughtfulness, kindness, etc. with all our beloved angels above.  I miss your emails and OMG comments to my Facebook posts, but the memories are forever... Rest in Peace BlackJack Dude ooooxxxx"

This tribute was added by GENE PECK on 9th December 2015

"Barry Masa Odow
July 27, 1960 ~ November 17, 2015
ROY - Barry Odow passed away at his home on November 17,
2015. He was born July 27, 1960 in Ogden.
Barry attended Roy High School and graduated in the class of
Barry enjoyed working in the yard, playing a hand or two of
Blackjack in Wendover and was
an avid Jazz fan.
He had a great heart that inspired
people to be their best.
He will be missed by many.
Barry is survived by his
brother, Bruce (Nancy); aunts,
Toshi and Fusie; several
cousins nephews and nieces.
He is preceded in death by
his parents, Richard and Hana
Barry's wish was to be cremated.
There will be a memorial
service Saturday, December 12,
2015 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Aaron's
Mortuary, 496 24th Street, Ogden, Utah.
In lieu of flowers and Koden, please make a donation to your
favorite charity.
Condolences may be sent to the family at:"

This tribute was added by Rob Peck on 6th December 2015

"Barry, thank you for sharing your gifts and talents with us. You brought much joy to everyone. Now you've been called home and we must be strong and carry on. God Bless You!"

This tribute was added by Tom Kleinschmidt on 4th December 2015

"Barry the world was brightened by your shining light, there were many days where just the thought of you made me believe the world was a better place.

You will be missed my friend.

Go Jazz !!!!"

This tribute was added by Marlene Bland on 3rd December 2015

""Barry, sending you Love, Peace and Prayers.  Rest in Peace My Friend""

This tribute was added by Paul Sickles on 25th November 2015

"You will be missed my  friend."

This tribute was added by Robert Brocki on 25th November 2015

"Again I am having to say goodbye to someone very special… It goes without saying Barry was a great person! Every time I was around him he always brought a fun and positive atmosphere to the group. Barry made things feel lighthearted and fun. If I was ever going through a hard chapter in life Barry was the perfect person to be around because his personality and character put me at ease and made me feel that life is just fine and it’s going to be a good day just to be in Barry’s presence. I was blessed to know Barry for many years and have the opportunity to be around him as much as I was. He was a guy I can completely be myself with and let my hair down and just relax and enjoy. It does not get any better than that…"

This tribute was added by Tod Makimoto on 23rd November 2015

"I consider myself extremely honored and privileged to be able to call Barry my friend and family.  He was smart, kind, quick-witted, dependable and had an incredible memory like no one else.  But the attribute that I will most remember Barry was his generosity.  He always wanted to pay for everything, especially every meal that we would enjoy together.  Barry would shower me and my family with gifts constantly.  Barry and I had 3 things in common.  We loved sports, gambling and eating.  I’ve have had my greatest laughs with Barry.  My endless list of wonderful memories with Barry will be cherished forever!  I love you Bear and will miss you so much!!"

This tribute was added by Dane Morinaka on 23rd November 2015

"Bear was a great person, very smart, very caring and had a great sense of humor.  I didn't see him much but we emailed each other weekly for several years.  I'll miss him a lot."

This tribute was added by John Hanson on 22nd November 2015

"I will miss Barry very much we live many miles away from each other but I think of him every day . Barry was very inspiring for me with his positive attitude and special sense of humor . Bear was my sports betting partner and I will never forget how excited we both got when we picked the right teams . Barry and I were able to go to several Jazz games together and I will never forget the fun and excitement we both experienced . Bears thoughtfulness and generosity was a true Odow tradition . Yo Bear you are a once in a lifetime friend !!!"

This tribute was added by Amy Tribe on 22nd November 2015

"I have so many memories of Barry. I grew up 3 house up from him in Roy.  My older sister Christy and Barry spent many days together from there I learned fast that Barry was family. We wouldn't allow other kids to look at him differently, get on his bike or treat him unfairly.  He also did the same for us.  He was our protector as we were his.  He was our babysitter when our parents were at work.  We made lots of cookies and played with his dog Silver, that he loved so much.  We would play games and go for long walks talking about life, laughing about old memories.  He was our brother.  He would come up and watch my dad do yard work both of them with their shirts off.  My mom would take Barry with us for Friday night pizza.  I remember Barry giving my mom a hard time about her driving one night she made someone mad so that person followed us.  Barry in the front yelling and laughing so hard with a little fear in him also.  When my parents got divorced Barry became our landscaper.  Him and my mom came up with a design and Barry took over our yard. He was talented and a hard worker.  He took pride in everything he did and it showed.  Not just in yard work but how he treated others.  After we moved we didn't see much of Barry we talked on the phone or sent emails.  My mother Nancy passed away April 2014 him and Bruce came to the service.  I saw Barry come in and went directly over to him we hugged and cried for some time.  For I knew he loved my mother.  He was family.  Much love to you Bruce, how lucky Barry was he had you and you had him.  I love the Odow's, Dick, Hannah, Bruce and Barry.  Thank you for all the memories.
Love, Amy Call Tribe"

This tribute was added by Dennis Taku on 22nd November 2015

"Barry Odow.... our dear cousin.... Hairy BEAR was what he called himself....... Bear was such a good human.....he listened to you better than anyone.... he loved to laugh... .  his home away from home was  Wendover....yes..loved playing cards......he really loved to eat good food.... he always told it like it was...never pulled any punches....he called me names that only he could say at the right time...and he was right!!!    He bought a Harley from a friend.... he couldn"t rided it.... but his friend needed money... that's how BEAR was....    In the next months... I will remember so very many things about BEAR.... and so many stories....   On Tuesday of last week.... BEAR moved on to a kinder world ....  we lost a good friend...a cousin... we miss him so much already... Love you BEAR.... will always love you.... you were so much the very best of us..... the very very best......"

This tribute was added by Tom Gray on 21st November 2015

"I always enjoyed Barry and admired his positive attitude. He will be missed by all."

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