Dr. Robert Emmett Barsley

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Dera Gwen and Emily. I am heartbroken that Bob is no longer with us. He was a truly great man and a great friend. Nancy and I wish you both strength and optimism that he is in a better place.

Dick & Nancy Weems

I have a lovely picture of Bob and Gwen taken at the Colosium in Rome and would love for you to have a copy. Just let me know when you can and I will email it to you.


Posted by: Richard Weems - Hoover, AL - Friend   Oct 04, 2019

Dear Gwen and family. Maruja and I offer sincere condolences. We enjoyed Bob as a friend and colleague. He will be missed.


Posted by: Doug Ubelaker - Annandale, VA - friend   Oct 03, 2019

I have had the pleasure of knowing Robert or Bird to his friends for slightly over 50 years. I got to know him through my older brother Hardy. Bird and Hardy became good friends in high school at PHS along with many others. I graduated in 1973. Being the younger brother of Hardy, sometimes I was allowed to tag along. We partied, played poker (which they would get mad when I won), played on the river, etc. so I got

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Posted by: Steve Richardson - Ponchatoula, LA - friend   Oct 03, 2019

My sincere condolences to Gwen and Emily. I always considered Bob one of my mentors and friends as I become a Forensic Odontologist. His encouragement and willingness to help both me and everyone in the profession will be missed. Society has lost one of our true heroes.


Posted by: Gary Berman - Belleville, MI - Friend   Oct 03, 2019

Dear Gwen and Emily,

All of these postings from so many people in different aspects of Bob's beloved profession of Dentistry tells the story of a great man. We all see how his dedication to his colleagues and commitments are honored, he will be missed.

Gwen and Emily, from these postings you get to see a different side of your husband and father, other than that professional guy we all knew and loved. Bob had a curious mind, great whitt,

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Posted by: Charlotte Connick Mabry - New Orleans, LA - Friend   Oct 02, 2019

Our sincere condolences to Gwen and Emily. I first met Bob in our first year in dental school , we were in the same gross anatomy lab quad with Doug , Chuck, Bob and myself. We were friends thereafter . Bobs intelligence , knowledge and humor were incredible. He never failed to impress me. I was able to spend some time with Bob this spring at the LDA Dentist Day at the Legistlsture in Baton Rouge . I will treasure this opportunity to see Bob again.
With our love Scott and Mary Beth Browning
Baton Rouge, La.


Posted by: Mary Beth and Scott Browning - Baton Rouge,   Oct 01, 2019

Rest In Peace brother
Vinny Dmort region 2


Posted by: Vincent Iocovozzi - Frankfort, NY - Friend   Oct 01, 2019

Bird, the most kindest,caring, intelligent, thoughtful gentleman with a great sense of humor that had the privilege to have known. Several months ago I had the pleasure to run into him. He will be truly missed by many who knew him not only in his personal life but in his professional life across this nation. RIP Bird. My thoughts and prayers are with Gwen and Emily. May God be with you both during this most difficult time for strength, guidance and healing


Posted by: Diana Elizabeth Berthelot - Denham Springs, LA - Friend   Oct 01, 2019

Dr. Barsley was such a kind, caring, dedicated and smart volunteer for the American Dental Association. I am so glad we ran into one another in SFO recently at ADA's Annual Meeting. I just regret being in a hurry to another meeting and not spending more time with him. He will be sorely missed by all in the dental world. May he rest in peace.


Posted by: JIm Goodman - Chicago, IL - Friend   Oct 01, 2019

Gwen and Emily, these inadequate words attempting condolence are from me personally and on behalf of Bob's colleagues and friends on the American Board of Forensic Odontology:

Compared to yours, our loss is as nothing...but we are still heartbroken.
Bob's intellect, integrity, and wise counsel were valued by all who had the pleasure of working with him. His sense of humor, generosity, and personal touch were enjoyed and felt by so many. Bob Barsley's friendship was a cherished gift to all who enjoyed that honor. We already miss him so much.

David Senn


Posted by: David Senn - San Antonio, TX - friend   Oct 01, 2019