Barry Davis Bort
  • 83 years old
  • Date of birth: Sep 30, 1932
  • Place of birth:
    Dixon, Illinois, United States
  • Date of passing: Aug 28, 2016
  • Place of passing:
    Newburgh, New York, United States
He touched all of us in beautiful ways. He loved to be in nature. He loved an adventure. He loved his movies and books. He loved teaching. He loved to meditate. He made his own rules. He was a really great father.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Gail Greco on 13th September 2016

"Barry's memorial today was a very suiting place, which he probably smiled upon as many of his dear friends, and family opened their hearts while speaking about him.
It was wonderful to hear all the stories about Barry, and bringing him right there with everyone.
Thank you to all, and thank you Barry for the opportunity of knowing you for the short time.
Gail Greco"

This tribute was added by BILL OSTER on 9th September 2016

"Barry and I were friends for over 30 years sharing many travel adventures with Jerry Greenfield. I remember enjoying his laughter as we shared our explorations in the mid-Hudson Valley.  
                                                                                   Amos Sunshine"

This tribute was added by Eleanor Rosenbaum on 5th September 2016

"Barry's North Carolina friends were saddened by his passing:

I have tears In my eyes reading the sad news of Barry's passing. Thank you so much for letting me know. I was just thinking of Barry
<Emerson R>

Shula told me yesterday about his death; but I especially appreciate you sending this obit. He was a great dinner companion, full of wit and decency and a lot of references to literature and satire on pomposity.
<June S>"

This tribute was added by BILL OSTER on 4th September 2016

"He loved to hike and joyfully led many friends on foot trips through his beloved Shawangunks.
I look forward to seeing other friends of Barry's at the Memorial ."

This tribute was added by BILL OSTER on 3rd September 2016


This tribute was added by Eleanor Rosenbaum on 2nd September 2016

"Barry was a wild, uninhibited, carefree soul.  Time was always on his side.  Unhurriedly, whether driving or talking, he reached his destination all on his terms.  How many people did he lure to visit the lemurs!  People were seduced to these animals like a suitor's invitation to see his etchings.  He was kind and gentle and definitely made the world a better place. My condolences to his family. We are so fortunate to have known him.
He will be deeply missed and fondly remembered."

This tribute was added by Rausa McManus on 2nd September 2016

"I remember when he took me to look at dogs at the shelter in Durham, NC. Aneisa Blair"

This tribute was added by David Tanenhaus on 2nd September 2016

"My good friend has passed. We spent much time together in North Carolina during the winters. Barry was companionable, fun and loyal. He was also a spiritual seeker, open to many philosophies. Barry was always trying to help others find peace. A man with a wonderful mind and glowing heart. I planned on driving to Beacon this weekend to see him. Rest well my friend. Best to his caring and devoted family."

This tribute was added by Helen Collings on 1st September 2016

"Barry always greeted me with the warmth of his heart, his tender smile and an infectious laugh.  He has a very special place in my heart. I'm blowing a kiss back to him.
Barry's Soul now soars in a state of Liberation with great joy, free of the physical limitations. May his family be comforted in knowing this."

This tribute was added by BILL OSTER on 1st September 2016

"I remember Barry always with a smile on his face. Enjoyed visiting with Barry when we visited Bill Oster . Rhoma Krischke-Duffy"

This tribute was added by BILL OSTER on 1st September 2016

"Barry always had a smile . I remember him at Bill Oster's parties and dinners. At Bill's last party we attended,  Barry and Victoria were there and I went inside and visited with them. He will be missed."

This tribute was added by BILL OSTER on 1st September 2016

"Go in Peace. Thanks for the memories!!!"

This tribute was added by BILL OSTER on 1st September 2016

"Go in peace thanks for the memories.

Joe Duffy"

This tribute was added by Peter Bort on 1st September 2016

"There will a MEMORIAL GATHERING on SEPTEMBER 13TH at 10AM at the Slingerland Pavilion, Mohonk Preserve, New Paltz, NY"

This tribute was added by Marilyn Bullock on 1st September 2016

""What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly." - Richard Bach"

This tribute was added by Rausa McManus on 1st September 2016

"I only knew Barry a short time, but it didn't take long at all for him to crawl into your heart. He touched people wherever he went and left many friends here in North Carolina.  We were blessed by his sense of humor and humanity. Rest in peace!"

This tribute was added by Victoria Hazel on 30th August 2016

"A conversation we had

Victoria: You know that music that's played in "Days of Heaven", in the background, what's the name of that?

Barry: Do you think I know everything?

Victoria: Yes, I do!

He shared his knowledge with me freely.  No question was unimportant. He never made me feel foolish to ask. We explored most hills and roads in the northeast. We have a terrific son.  It started with a movie "Shadow of a Doubt." But there was never any doubt that we'd be together forever."

This tribute was added by Gail Greco on 30th August 2016

"Knowing Barry was an experience, which is unforgettable. He was a very interesting man that fought for what he believed in right to the very end. His spirit was shining, and enlightening. The people he loved will miss him very much, but their memories will always be alive, and keep him close to their hearts. Thank you for allowing me to be part of his last adventure.   Gail"

This tribute was added by Stephen Bort on 29th August 2016

"go  in  peace"

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