Dr. Robert Emmett Barsley

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My condolences to the family on the loss of your loved one. May the God of all comfort be with you during your time of sorrow. (Psalm 145:19)

Posted by: A friend   Oct 16, 2019

I am saddened by this news. I knew Bob for many years as we were in the same field. He will be missed immensely, and he will never be forgotten.

Posted by: Anne Cupero - Falls Church, VA   Oct 16, 2019

Dear Gwen and family,
We are shocked and deeply saddened at the news of Bob's passing.
We first met at the forensic meeting in Taiwan and since then have received nothing but kindness and friendship from your whole family.
I really can't remember having a conversation with Bob that didn't include a smile or a laugh.
It is an honor and blessing to know him.
God Bless
Tom and Maggie Brady

Posted by: Tom and Maggie BRADY - Clinton, CT - Friend   Oct 14, 2019

During dental school Bob was a "B" and I was a "V"so we would wave more than talk. After school I played in the Navy and Bob did great things at LSUSD. But during countless ADA/ACD/ICD meetings we would catch up with several adult beverages. Bob will be missed but not forgotten. "Fair winds and following seas" Shipmate/classmate.

Richard C. Vinci 77'

Posted by: A friend   Oct 13, 2019

I met Dr. Barsley one time, at an AAFS conference, in the early 90s. I was just starting out, working at the Acadiana Crime Lab, and I was still meeting all of the locals in the field. Dr. Barsley was kind enough to say "hello" and shake my hand, but he didn't have any business cards with him, so he wrote his contact info on the back of one of mine. While I did not get the chance to speak with him since, his warmth and kindness has stayed with me throughout the decades.

Posted by: Arthur Young - Willow Grove, PA   Oct 11, 2019

When I first began studying forensic odontology twenty years ago, Dr. Barsley was already long a preeminent expert, and although his accomplishments in every field he set his mind to were vast, he was always gracious and kind with his time, expertise, and humor. It is difficult to imagine the field without him.
Gwen and Emily, may his memory always be a blessing, and know that he will remain in the hearts and minds of all who were lucky enough to have spent even a little time in his company.

Posted by: Glori Enzor - Sarasota, FL   Oct 10, 2019

I am deeply saddened to hear of Bob's passing. He was a delight, personally and professionally. Even tempered and a quick wit. He dealt with difficult issues with the seeming greatest of ease. His work in the field of forensics was exemplary and a model for all. I will cherish the insights he shared with me, in committee work, in collaboration, in life. He was "the real deal." But that we all might serve others as he did.
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Posted by: Jamie Downs - Savannah, GA - Friend   Oct 10, 2019

Dr. Barsley helped me on a number of legal cases over the past few years as a dental expert. We never met in person, always talking on the phone. Even in that interaction, his spirit, zest, and quick intelligence came through. I will miss him, and offer my deepest condolences. I hope the memory of his life brings you comfort during this time.

Posted by: JD Thomas - Nashville, TN - Acquaintance   Oct 07, 2019

Please accept my deepest condolences on your loss. Bird will be missed. He was a force of nature and a good man.

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Posted by: Davies - Bluffton, SC - Friend   Oct 06, 2019