Barry Frank

Funeral Service: Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 12:00 PM
Shiva: Thursday, January 31, 2019 to
Tuesday, February 05, 2019

At his home, 6858 Ch. Baily, Côte Saint-Luc, H4V 1A6.
Shiva Details: Shiva hours: Thursday until 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., Friday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Saturday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., Sunday through Tuesday from 1:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Evening services at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.
Cemetery: Eternal Gardens Cemetery
Donations: The “Barry Frank Memorial Fund” c/o the Dorshei Emet Reconstructionist Synagogue, (514) 486-9400.

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Bernadette Beliveau-Raphael - about 21 hours ago

In the middle sixties I took a course from Dr Frank. He gave an interesting course and made one interested in physics. I subsequently won the Lieutenant-Governor's medal in mathematics and physics due in part to his encouragement. Je voudrais exprimer mes sympathies sinceres a sa femme et a toute sa famille.

Roberta Garber - 7 days ago

Dearest Donnie and family. I am paralyzed with shock on the sudden death of my dear cousin Barry. Loving husband, father and grandfather. I have tried to compose a post for all this time, but where to begin to express the loss of a kind, generous, brilliant and witty man. From piggy backs and playing the piano to Maureen and I when we were young(te te ta Rondo a la Turka) , him giving me his stamp collection when I was 10, a pillar of strength to me when my father passed, kind and generous to my late sister Maureen and to Kelly when she was moving to Guelph. If you were ever in need, Barry would be there giving his love and strength. I only wanted Barry to officiate at my father’s unveiling. Barry was our protector on Esplanade St when the gang started chasing us when visiting Bubby and Zaidie. Words cannot express how sorry i am for your sudden loss. May you find comfort in the many wonderful memories that you have of your trips to Israel and B.C. He was fiercely proud of his children and grandchildren and his young bride. I remember when he first brought you to meet the family and your beautiful long hair. May you know no more sorrow . Love you all very much, Roberta

Froma & Norman Shulman - 13 days ago

Our sincerest condolences, Donnie, to you and your family on the passing of your beloved Barry. Froma & Norman

Lorna Block - 15 days ago

Dear Donnie & Family: I was so shocked to hear of Barry's passing. I guess I didn't know that he was sick & this took me by surprise. I still remember the fun times. oh so many years ago, when because I loved the way Barry played piano, I decided to take lessons as well. However, I never did play anywhere near like he did, as I hated to practice. Of course that was my loss. Just know that I'm thinking of you all & sending lots of love.

Sheindl Rothman - 15 days ago

Dear Donnie and the entire family, Our very deepest sympathies on the passing of Barry. I remember when you spoke of falling in love with Barry as he serenaded you on the piano. I recall how he was so inspired by my cycling that he began cycling to work - am I remembering that correctly? Barry was a constant and shining presence at Dorshei Emet, a presence whose absence will be acutely felt by all. May you find comfort in the memories you share, and may you be spared further sorrow. Sheindl Rothman & Jack/Yankel Rudnicki

Barbara Kay - 15 days ago

Donnie, I was very saddened to learn of Barry's death. I did not know he was ill. I have so many warm memories of time spent at shul and related activities, and elsewhere, even as far back as Lake Alverna. Ronny joins me is condolences for your great loss, and we hope that you will find comfort in the warm embrace of family and dear friends. love, Barb

Pat and Michael Kutz - 15 days ago

Dear Donnie, Sorry to hear about the untimely passing of Barry.We extend our sincere sympathies from our family to yours. Pat and Michael Kutz

Deanna and David Mendelson - 15 days ago

Deeply saddened to learn of Barry’s passing May you all be spared further sorrow

Marcia Kovitz - 16 days ago

Dear Donnie and family, My deepest condolences for your loss. Barry was a warm, kind, and inclusive person, always ready to offer a hug--a true community builder. He will be missed. Marcia Kovitz

Cheri Bell - 16 days ago

Dear Donnie, Becker and Frank families, I am very sorry for your loss and wish you all comfort at this sad and difficult time.

Valérie and Bill Lipnick - 16 days ago

Although we knew Barry for only a few years, we quickly came to appreciate his wide-ranging knowledge, his precision, his modesty and his wit. We will miss him greatly. May his memory be a blessing to Donnie, the whole family and the entire community.

Sandy & Ed Frank - 16 days ago

Barry Frank was THE Perfect Renaissance Man, a colossus of goodness,--a Mensch! He was a beacon of knowledge to a sea of students. His soft, subtle humour permeated the atmosphere. His inspirational ability saturated the stratosphere. May you, may your family, and may all of us bask in the warm glow of his memory for all time.

Saul Friedman - 17 days ago

Recently I met Barry at a residence where I live. He was helping a resident move in. He helped bring her belongings from her former residence to a new one. I recalled meeting Barry in years gone by. He was generous and extended a helping hand to all. I was a Physics teacher and he offered help to me organize my Physics courses. He was bright,articulate and compassionate.I want to extend my sympathy to his family and friends

margaret and harvey levitt - 17 days ago

Dear Frank family, We are so sorry to hear of Barry's passing. We will miss his towering figure and his Torah readings at shul. Please accept our sincere condolences. Margaret and Harvey Levitt

ROSALIE STAR-INDIG - 18 days ago

Dear Donnie, Ilana & Dena: Victor and I send our sincere sympathy to you upon the passing of your dear Barry and father...We will fondly remember his warmth when we had the pleasure of being at simchas together. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time. Love, Rosalie and Victor

Elaine and Eric Davis - 18 days ago

Dear Donnie: So sorry to hear of Barry's passing. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time. Elaine and Eric Davis.

Vivian Squire and Barry Nadel - 18 days ago

Dear Donnie and Family, My partner Barry Nadel and I would like to extend our heartfelt condolences for the loss of your husband Barry Frank. We will miss him greatly, as he would always give us a great big hug, when he met us at Dorshei Emet. He loved to talk to my partner Barry in Hebrew and Yiddish, and my partner Barry enjoyed practicing these languages of his childhood with your Barry. Although I am not Jewish, Barry always made me feel welcome and accepted in the synagogue. Barry also had a wonderful sense of humour and we loved his reading of the book of Esther during Purim, as he had a twinkle in his eye, when he said the name of Haman ... May the good memories you have of Barry console and comfort you during this time of mourning. Vivian Squire and Barry Nadel

Ellen Drazner - 18 days ago

My deepest sympathies at this very difficult time.

Rick and Becky Lerner - 18 days ago

Dear Donnie and family, sending you our deepest condolences on Barry's passing, he was a lovely man and we will always remember him warmly. May good memories help fill the void left, and may his memory always be for blessings. Baruch dayan ha'emet.

Deena Dlusy-Apel - 19 days ago

Dear Donnie, Max and I so sad to hear of your loss. We are thinking about you and your family at this difficult time and wish you no further sorrow, .

Cheuk Yin and Gretchen Cheung - 19 days ago

Cheuk and Barry met when they were graduate students at UBC. They shared an office and a thesis supervisor, Professor Robert Barrie whom they both greatly admired. When we arrived in Quebec, Barry and Donnie were the only people we knew. Barry and Donnie showed their legendary generosity in helping us to settle in and there began a wonderful friendship. Cheuk and Barry shared a love of physics and were good friends for over fifty years. Barry was always trying to get Cheuk to try his hand at ping pong, a pass time that Barry adopted in his later years and really enjoyed. Luckily, Donnie and I get along pretty well too and we have had many wonderful times together over the years. We are brokenhearted at the loss of our wonderful friend, Barry Frank, and are truly sorry that we have not been in town to attend the funeral. Our most sincere condolences go to Donnie, Ilana, Dina and all the family.

Eva Gardos - 19 days ago

Dear Donny and Family. My deepest Condolences on your loss. May the beautiful memories sustain you and your family during this very difficult time. Thinking of you. Fondly Eva

Esti Jedeikin - 19 days ago

Dear Donnie and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Barry was such an integral part of Dorshei Emet and he will be truly missed. A true mentsch.... My heartfelt sympathy. Esti

MARDY WEIGENSBERG - 19 days ago

I want to extend my deepest sympathy to the whole Frank family on Barry's passing. Our families have know each other for over 50 years. My Mother and Polly were always on the phone or together to with each other. We were so close we had to move next door. Willie sold me my 1st insurance policy when I was 16, Barry was 10 years older than me so we really didn't know each other that well. But the service today gave me wonderful insight in who he was. which didn't surprise me, because I knew his parents very well and they were wonderful people and I always enjoyed my conversations with both of them. They were both very sweet. Again my deepest condolences.

Mia & Menahem Barsheshat and family - 19 days ago

Dear Donnie - our deepest and heartfelt condolences to you and the family on the loss of your Barry , a truly down-to-earth, warm-hearted and giving person. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him. May you find comfort in sweet memories in this time of sorrow - Mia & Menahem

Merle Wolofsky - 19 days ago

Dear Donnie and family, I am joining the long list of people lamenting the passing of your Barry. The many tributes testify to exceptional qualities he possessed. I hope the outpouring of respect and love gives you comfort. Merle

Lynn Gordon - 19 days ago

Dear Donnie, On behalf of the Volunteer Department of the Cummings Centre, I extend our sincere sympathies to you and your family on the passing of your dear husband Barry. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. May cherished memories give you strength.

Eunice Mayers - 19 days ago

Dear Frank and Becker Family Please accept our most sincere sympathy at this sad time, Barry played an important role in our love of Dorshei Emet and will be sorely missed. Wishing you all strength to handle this untimely loss, we are Eunice and Bobby Mayers

Dave Benedek & Family - 19 days ago

Our deepest sympathies on cousin Barry’s passing. Sabine, Emma and I offer our condolences during this difficult time. All our love from the Benedeks

Monica and Joe Gauze - 19 days ago

Dear Donnie, Ileana and Dina, We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Barry always had a ready smile and a kind word.May you take comfort in loving memories of him.

John and Joan Wolforth - 19 days ago

Dear Donnie. Our thoughts are with you, and our hopes tha.t you can stand strong in your time of loss.

Sharon Braverman - 19 days ago

Dear Donny, Ilana, Tal, Eyal, Erez and all the rest of the family, I was shocked and so, so saddened to learn of Barry’s death. Barry was full of knowledge yet unassuming, a generous, kind soul with a glint of mischief and a twinkle in his eye. He was a scholar and definitely the most huggable man in the shul. I’ll never forget how he encouraged me to take his university Physics course even though my last math class was in Grade 10 , I had none of the the Calculus prerequisites and my last science course was several decades earlier—why let details get in the way of an opportunity for learning? During that same Physics course, Barry noticed a young Chinese student hadn’t been handing in his assignments even though his in-class work was excellent. Barry suspected that there was a communications problem and that the boy wasn’t understanding the way the assignments were being posted on the university’s website. He asked me to mentor the young student. Of course Barry was right. That young boy had never been away from home before crossing the globe alone a month before, and while his science skills were excellent, his grasp of English and the workings of our society and the university was much more tenuous. That student thanked me for being his first friend in. Canada. I would never have known that he needed a friend were it not for Barry’s sensitivity. Barry will be greatly missed by so many people. My deepest condolences to you all.

Frank Guttman - 20 days ago

Dear Donnie, Mitzy & Hillel: Please accept my sincerest condolences on your loss. Frank

Laura Yaros - 20 days ago

To Donnie & family: Beth and I were shocked and saddened to learn of Barry's death. You and he were the first to welcome us to Dorshei Emet when we first joined 15 years ago, and Barry became to us a teacher, mentor and friend. He was a pillar of the shul, which will now never be the same. We will miss hearing him leyn Torah, or stating corrections in a loud voice when other leyners made mistakes, or saying hi and getting a warm hug from him at Kiddush--so many memories... We're sure gonna miss you, Mr. B.! Laura Yaros & Beth Blackmore

Georgette Bensimon - 20 days ago

To Donnie and family, my heartfelt sympathies. Barry will be missed by all. He was a pillard of his spiritual community, a wonderful, positive men with high values. He was appreciated by many and will leave an emptiness in our lives. We were all touched by his empathy, his goodness and his smile. It is sad to see him go. May he rest in peace.

Susie and George - 20 days ago

Dear Donnie and Family, I can only imagine how difficult and demanding this time is for you. We’ll be mourning his passing with you and celebrating the life of a good man. Barry was truly an incredible soul, full of strength, love, and much more. Our deepest condolences to you for your loss. We’ll always be here for you in times of need. May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead. With Love, Susie & George

Judie Oron - 20 days ago

Dearest Donnie, Ilana and Dina, I am so sorry to hear the sad news of Barry's passing. i wish you strength and the company of loved ones during this difficult time. Please accept my sincerest and most sorrowful condolences.

luni bendayan - 20 days ago

Dear Donnie Thinking of you at this painful time. May you be comforted among the mourners of Zion Luni [CJCS]

Lois Lieff - 20 days ago

Dear Donnie, Deepest sympathy to you and your family on your immeasurable loss. Barry was a beautiful soul. He will be sorely missed in all the ways he touched so many hearts, but his memory will remain. Love, Snookie

Naomi Fefferman Bissell - 20 days ago

Dear Donnie and Family In memory of my dear cousin I wish to offer my condolences. You were blessed to have such a wonderful husband father and grandfather and brother as he was blessed with you. With love Naomi and Eric

Maxine Sigman - 20 days ago

Dear Donnie and family, Harvey and I were saddened to learn of Barry's death. Please accept our deepest sympathy. Fondly, the Sigmans

Ellen Pesner - 20 days ago

Dear Donnie, Ilana, Dina and family, So sad to hear about the passing of this warm and wonderful man. Whenever I would see him I would wait for his greeting, “ Hi, Miss Ellen”. Always the same for 50 years. My deepest condolences.

Micki Keesal - 20 days ago

maureen dietrich - 20 days ago

Dear Donnie and family, my deepest condolences for the loss of your wonderful husband and father. Barry was a sweet and gentle man who will be greatly missed.

Ellen Moss and Steve Merovitz - 20 days ago

Dear Donnie, Heartfelt condolences to you and your family on the loss of your beloved Barry. May the cherished memories be a source of strength and blessings. Ellen and Steve

Howie and Ruthie Tatner - 20 days ago

Dear Donnie and family, Our heartfelt condolences on Barry's passing. His warmth and kindness were always evident in our exchanges with him. May his memory be a blessing. With love, Howie and Ruthie

Joyce Silver - 20 days ago

Dear Donnie,Mizi&Hillel,ThINKIING OF YOU AT THIS SAD TIME.

Linda and Lawrence Zimmering - 20 days ago

Barry was a gentle soul. He was the tallest of the cousins and I started life looking up to him and that continued throughout my life. In the early years we watched him study and play piano as we visited the Frank house daily in Outremont. He would always greet you with a gentle laugh and smile. He was there for you- someone to call on before a physics exam or when information was needed on family genealogy. Barry always seemed so happy reading Torah. He was inspiring in life and will continue to inspire forever. We love you Barry. Our deepest Condolences to the family. Cousins Linda and Lawrence Zimmering ( in Vancouver)

Rhoda Wise - 20 days ago

Dear Donny, Hillel and Mitzi I am sorry to learn of your loss. I wish you strength during this difficult time. Rhoda Wisw

Roger Antebi - 20 days ago

Dear Donnie and family, Sincere condolences to you on this sad occasion. Barry was a perfectionist, demanding and rigorous, yet also kind, gentle and patient. He had a wonderful sense of humor, never afraid to laugh at himself when times appeared too serious. The entire Dorshei Emet community will miss him dearly. May you be sparred further sorrow.

Alys Geiger Rubenstein - 20 days ago

Dear Donnie and family, I was saddened to read of Barry passing. Since leaving Dorshei Emet, I have thought of you both many times. His dry wit, calm demeanor and sage advice were always welcome and helpful whenever we encountered each other. He will be missed. Baruch Dayan HaEmet.

Shloime Perel - 20 days ago

Dear Donnie and family — My wife Sheila and I were honoured to have known Barry and we are very sorry at your tremendous loss. I first met Barry in 1984 and have always known him as extremely empathetic and friendly, someone who contributed very substantially to Jewish life in Montreal through his shul Dorshei Emet. His memory will be blessed. We will miss you, Barry — always.

Gus Gross - 20 days ago

Sincere condolences to Donnie and the entire family. Professor Barry Frank was my Physics Professor at Concordia University 1970-71. His course was in Electromagnetic Propagation. He left an everlasting impression with me in my life and work that I chose. I still remember that he gave his students a chose either to write the final exam or to give a presentation. I chose the latter one and gave a presentation on different antennas used in solid state communications. He was very impressed and showed his appreciation by giving me an "A" for my final mark. Barry, you will never be forgotten!! For the family, you should know no more sorrow. Gus Gross BScPhysics, Eng.

Rosalyn Cohen - 20 days ago

Sincere condolences to you Donnie and all the friends and family who had such a warm relationship with Barry. His casual manner and friendly smile were a hallmark of the sense of family and community I so appreciated as a member of Dorshei Emet. Roz Cohen

Ralph Roskies - 20 days ago

Dear Donnie, Dodie and I were very saddened to hear of Barry's passing. I remember him as an esteemed physics colleague, inquisitive, and with a great sense of humour. He reveled in what he was doing. May his memory be a blessing for you.

Frema Engel & Miguel Lecman - 20 days ago

Dear Donnie and Family So sad to hear about Barry’s passing. He was and will remain in our thoughts a special man – a kind, gentle, smart mensch who was a pillar of the Dorshei Emet community. He will be sorely missed. Our hearts go out to you and your family. Please accept our deepest sympathies. Frema & Miguel

Susan & Elliott Lehman - 21 days ago

Donnie and Family. Our hearts go out to you. We have only good memories of Barry and our times spent together Love Elliott & Susan

Ellie & Phil Kurtz - 21 days ago

Please accept our deepest condolences. A brilliant light has gone out, but not forgotten.

Leah and Israel Liquornik - 21 days ago

Dear Donnie and family, Our heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family on the loss of your beloved Barry. We remember fondly the times we spent way back in Vancouver when Israel and Barry were students. Barry was a special person - always learning and teaching. May the many memories you have together be a source of comfort. We are so sorry to read the news.

debbie - 21 days ago

MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ,DONI THERE ARE NO WORDS TO EXPRESS HOW SORRY MARK AND I ARE FOR YOUR LOSS ,MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY .BARRY WAS A ONE OF A KIND MAN AND A VERY SECIAL ONE TOO ,IT WAS BECAUSE OF HIM I GOT TO MEET MORE OF MY MOMS SIDE .HE WILL ALWAYS HAVE A SPECIAL PLACE IN MY HEART .SEND YOU ALL LOTS OF LOVE ,AND HUGS .ALWAYS DEBBIE AND MARK

Hieu Quachtat - 21 days ago

I will miss you Professor B. Frank

Olga Gross - 21 days ago

My sincere condolences to the Frank family. I admired the dedication and leadership that Barry shared with the Dorshei Emet community.

Sandy Rossner - 21 days ago

Dear Donnie and family, My deepest condolences to you and your family on the passing of your beloved husband . May your fond memories give you strength at this time. Sandy Rossner

Myra Issley - 21 days ago

Dear Donnie and family. I am terribly saddened and so sorry not to be present for you at this time. No words can express my admiration for Barry. Hoping your wonderful memories bring you some solace and comfort at this time. All my love, Myra.

Barbara & Victor Benedek - 21 days ago

To Donnie and the entire Frank family, Victor and I send our deepest condolences on the loss of our beloved cousin. We have beautiful memories of his sense of humour and warm nature. We will miss him dearly.

Ben & Roberta Tetefsky (Tatner) - 21 days ago

Dear Donny & Family Our sincere condolences to you and the family. Ben & Roberta Tetefsky

Oria lissak - 21 days ago

Donnie, my deepest condolences to you and your family on the passing of Barry. May your precious memories give you strength at this time.

Norman Weinstein - 21 days ago

Dear Donnie and family, Please accept my sincere condolences.

Caroline Burman - 21 days ago

Dear Donnie, My sincere condolences to you and your family on the loss of your beloved husband. May his memory be a blessing.

ian craft - 21 days ago

Dear Ilana my condolences to you and your family on your loss

Lisa and Michael Cohen - 21 days ago

Our deepest condolences to your entire family, he was a great man with a terrific sense of humor and warm heart he will be missed. Love your Cousins, Lisa Joy and Michael, Amanda,Ashley and Alexis

Samantha & Meir Israel - 21 days ago

Our deepest condolences to the whole family. May you have strength during this difficult time.

Ted Paull - 21 days ago

My deepest condolences to the Donnie, Ilana and Dina, and to the entire extended family, on the Barry's passing. I always had great respect and admiration for Barry. May he rest in peace!

Louise and Edgar Goldstein - 21 days ago

Dear Donnie, Mitzi, Hillel and your family, Deepest sympathy to you on the loss of your dear Barry. May your happy memories of him help to bring you comfort at this difficult time. May you be spared further sorrow. Louise and Edgar Goldstein .

Department of Physics, Concordia University - 21 days ago

Dear Donnie and Family, On behalf of the present and former faculty and staff members of the Dept. of Physics at Concordia, I wanted to say that Barry will be dearly missed. He was an esteemed and appreciated Colleague. He did so much for our Community over his many years of service. He taught and inspired generations of young physicists and science students, from introductory to advanced topics. He carried out research, and served as our Chair and in many other service roles. Having met some of his long-time former students at an alumni event, I remember that they expressed the strong impact Barry had on them. He was kind and rigorous, fun and generous. Alexandre Champagne, Chair

Gloria Doskie - 21 days ago

As a former member of Dorshei Emet, I always enjoyed listening to Barry as he read from the Torah. His presence at the Shul will be greatly missed.

Ben & Roberta Tetefsky - 21 days ago

Roslyn Ornstein - 21 days ago

Dear Donnie, Our deepest condolences to you, the children and the family. Fond memories of the Frank Family at Dorshei Emit. Roz, Shira and Taali

Barbara Leiter - 21 days ago

Barry was intelligent, enthusiastic about learning, musical, caring, funny, loyal, sensitive, individualistic, kind, considerate, responsible, moral, definitely not a follower – basically a wonderful person in every way. It was an honour to be considered a friend. Donny – this is a terrible loss for you, but his memory will always be a blessing for you and your family. Love, Barbara and Howie

Sushil Misra - 21 days ago

Dear Donny, Ilana and Dina, Please accept my heart-felt condolences on Barry's passing away. I had known Barry as a colleague and was his closest friend there ever since I joined Concordia (then Sir George Williams) in 1967 as his colleague in the Physics Department. Barry had a unique, pleasant personality. and a great wisdom. He was a very social person, and enjoyed long conversations. He was very helpful in an altruistic manner. I cannot say more. Barry, I will miss you!

Elaine Harris - 21 days ago

To the Frank and Becker Families: I remember Barry, who was in my class, both at Adath Israel and Strathcona/Outremont High. He was an outstanding student then and from what I read throughout his life as well. My condolences to you. Elaine (Nadler)

Josie and Arthur - 21 days ago

Dear Donny, Mitzi and Hillel, It was a shock this morning to learn of Barry's passing. Whenever we met, he was always pleasant. welcoming and a pleasure to talk to. We sometimes had interesting discussions about Hebrew words and about aspects of Judaism. Even though we are not members of Dorshai Emet, I know he was highly thought of not only there, but in the general Jewish community of our city. His loss is one for us all, and we feel especially for you who are most affected by this tragedy. Josie and Arthur Roskies

Marlene Levine - 21 days ago

Dear Donnie and family. My heartfelt sympathy and condolences on Barry's passing. I will always remember the welcome he extended to us at Dorshei Emet, and his warm greetings on Shabbat mornings. He leaves a huge void, and will be truly missed by all who knew him. I wish you strength in this time of grief.

Linda August - 21 days ago

Dear Donnie and Family, I was deeply saddened by this terrible loss for you all. Barry will always be remembered by his menshlechkite and his warm and welcoming personality. Donnie, you are a special woman and you are in my thoughts. The two of you made an amazing couple. Linda

Peggi Cohen and Mark Rabinovitch - 21 days ago

How can we imagine shul, without Barry's wise, unflappable presence on the bimah, his gentle, playful nature, his concern for everyone. He was a towering presence, and an enormous influence on young and old alike. Barry Frank will be greatly missed and remembered for all his good deeds. Sending love, Peggi and Mark

John Lucas - 21 days ago

Dear Donnie, Ilana and Dina, This very sad news has just reached me in Mexico. I want to say how wonderful Barry (and you all) was to me almost fifty years ago, taking me into the warm embrace of your home. I shall never forget the kindness nor the determined efforts to fix me up. I am sorry Barry that I was not more receptive though it all worked out well in the end. My thoughts are with you. Love John and Helene Sent from my iPhone

Amy Benedek - 21 days ago

Our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Sending hugs Amy & Jesse

Vivian Myron - 21 days ago

Dear Donnie and family, I am sorry about the passing of Barry. You made such a terrific couple. I wish you peace at this most painful time. Sending you huge hugs. Vivian

Marla Goodwin - 21 days ago

Dear Ilana, Dina and family, My deepest condolences to you and your family on the sudden passing of your dear father. May your memories be a source of comfort at this difficult time and may you all be spared further sorrow. ‏המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שער אבלי ציון וירושלים. Baruch Dayan Haemet.

CAROLE SHILLER - 21 days ago

To Barry's family, My deepest sympathy on the loss of this special man.

Audrey and Mark Berner - 21 days ago

We add our condolances to this long list. What a kind, gentle, smart, dependable man - and obviously admired by many. Purim will not be the same. Nor Simchat Torah. Nor any given Shabbat.

Hymie Orzech - 21 days ago

Barry was truly a gentleman and a scholar

Carla Korman - 21 days ago

Dear Donnie & Family,  I am so sad to learn of Barry's passing.  Although it has been many years, I remember him as a "'Mensch & Scholar" - A Family Man. May all your Treasured Memories be a source of Comfort & Help support and guide you through this difficult time. Your Entire Family are in my Thoughts & Prayers.   No words can express the sorrow I feel for your loss. “May His Memory Be a Blessing.” My Heartfelt Condolences, Carla

Rachel sinyor - 21 days ago

Dear Donnie and family My sincere condolences . May your memories be a source of comfort during this difficult time Rachel

Marilyn Berzan-Montblanch - 21 days ago

What a special man! Barry’s warmth was enveloping and always made my Shabats at Dorshei Emet a homecoming. So saddened to learn of your loss but know that you all have a lifetime of shared warmth with Barry, who will always be with you! With loving thoughts, Marilyn

Kitty Samberg - 21 days ago

Dear Donnie, I just met you at the hairdresser in December as you were preparing to leave for Israel to visit Ilana and her family. I didn't realize that you never made the trip since Barry became ill. How shocked and surprised I was to read of Barry's passing. I remember him from the many years that I worked at Dorshei Emet (1980-2002). His wry humor, his warmth, his torah reading and everything else he did for his home away from home. My sincere condolences to you, Ilana, Dina and their families, also to the Becker and Newpol families. May you be comforted by the many wonderful memories you now have to cherish.

Leslie Ann Ungar Wener - 21 days ago

My condolences to the family of Barry Frank. Baruch Dayan HaEmet. Leslie(((an old, very good friend of the late Peter.)))

Barry Kamil & Nancy Gurian - 21 days ago

Dear Donnie, From the other Barry in the family. Our shared love of Jewish learning, Torah, all Barry's scholarly pursuits, his constant good humor, will remain with me and Nancy for the rest of our days. We still remember your and Barry's last trip to San Francisco, visiting the Contemporary Jewish Museum together, Barry's commentary on the exhibits, meeting Rabbi Yonatan Cohen there - all these memories we treasure. We love you both so much. Barry's unique gifts, along with the special loving bond you two shared, live on in our hearts. Barry's memory is certainly a blessing to us, and all who knew him. We send our love to you.

Romy Schnaiberg - 21 days ago

Dear Donnie, Ilana and Dina, I am devastated to learn of Barry’s passing. Barry was a part of my life from my earliest memories. I have fond memories of your warm and inviting home as a child. I am so fortunate to have joined Dorshei Emet, which gave me the opportunity to get to know Barry in a different context. I will miss my Haftarah coach, his twinkle in his eye. May the memories of happy times provide comfort to you.

Rhonda Tatner Linds - 21 days ago

My most sincere condolences . Barry was a special man and will be missed. Love, Cousin Rhonda Andrea

Myra Rabinovitch - 21 days ago

Sharon and Mick Bond - 22 days ago

Dear Donny and Family, We were all deeply saddened to learn about the passing of Barry. He was such a special person, so patient and wise - such a pillar for Dorshei Emet. He ushered so many families through the Bar and Bat Mitzvah process. We are forever grateful for his guiding patience ushering our family through this transition. He gave of himself fully with such a warm heart. May the family be strengthened by the amazing legacy that he leaves and his model of compassion and humanity. Our deep condolence to the whole family. Sharon and Mick Bond

Bunny and Mort Lechter - 22 days ago

To the Frank and Becker families, please accept our deepest condolences. We send respect and honour in Barry’s name, Bunny and Mort Lechter.

Sandy Wolofsky - 22 days ago

Dear Donny, Ilana and Dina. We were the first generation to crawl on the floors of 18 Cleve Rd. From day one, I don't ever remember being in shul, and not seeing your dad. Your dad helped make the world a more welcoming, cheerful and better place. Your loss is the community's loss. My heart goes out to you at the chasm of emptiness that we will all walk around, but will never be re-filled. xoxoxo

Audrey Gail Greenberg - 22 days ago

So sorry to hear about Barry’s passing. He was kind and funny and will be missed. Hugs to all. Cousin Audrey and daughters Emilie, Laura, and Gabrielle.

Agneta Hollander - 22 days ago

Dear Donnie, I was deeply saddened to hear of Barry’s death. My heart goes out to you and your family. Barry was a wonderful teacher , caring ,kind and understanding, He will be sorely missed. Baruch Dayan Emet

Susan Stock - 22 days ago

Dear Donnie I was deeply saddened to hear about Barry’s death. I send you and your family my deepest sympathies - he was a wonderful person and made such an extraordinary contribution to Dorshei Emet. As, of course, have you. He will be missed greatly by many. His memory is a blessing to many. May you be spared more suffering. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Susan

Anna and Aron Gonshor - 22 days ago

Dear Donnie, Our hearts go out to you and your family. His life was a blessing for so many. We will remember him fondly. Warmly, Anna and Aron Gonshor

Fran. Avni - 22 days ago

Dear Donnie, Sending love and condolences to you and the girls and all your family members .Barry had been so beloved by so many for so long. May his memory be a blessing.... ha makom yenachem otchem....

Rhonda Indig - 22 days ago

My heartfelt condolences on the loss of Barry. He was a very special man and will be missed by all. With love cousin, Rhonda May

Patrizia Di Cori - 22 days ago

Dear Donnie and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Bar was amazing and brilliant. I’m going to miss him. My heart goes out to you all. Baruch Dayan Emet.

Rita and Ron - 22 days ago

Dear Donnie and daughters, Hillel and Mitzi and families, We are greatly saddened to learn of Barry’s passing. He will be remembered as model mench...as a good husband, father, teacher and friend. In fact we go back to our studen days at McGill. His eminent presence at shul would enhance our service with his erudite lehning and general knowledge. He will sorely be missed. Baruch Dayan Emet.

Arlene and Michael Miller - 22 days ago

Dear Donnie and Family. I just can’t believe that Barry is gone. He was such a special and learned man. He was was so generous and helpful to us on so many occasions. And I loved the way he always called my sweet Miriam - Menushalle. I will hear and feel his kindness forever. I still can’t believe this!! So so sorry to everyone!!

Ellie and Eric Saibil - 22 days ago

Donny, we were saddened to hear about Barry’s passing. May you be comforted among the other mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

Nicole Allio - 22 days ago

Dear Donnie and family, I was shocked to hear about Barry’s passing. I will never forget his dry sense of humour, his kindness, his love for our Jewish traditions and his intolerance to hear his beloved Hebrew language mispronounced . I will be forever grateful for his patience and kindness to teach me to chant few verses of the Torah for an Alyah. To coach me, he sacrificed his early Sunday mornings for two months. Barry was a Renaissance man and a Mensch. May his memory be a blessing. He will remembered with love by all who met him.

Faigie Antecol - 22 days ago

Donnie, I was so sad to hear of Barry’s passing... I am reminded of the lovely times we had when you and Barry visited in Vancouver... You were so lucky to have had so many wonderful years together ... Illona and Deana always remember all the great years you shared with your father and that you were both so kind to bestow upon him the wonderful grandchildren he loved so dearly. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. Love Faigie

Calvin Kalman - 22 days ago

I have known all of you for about 50 years so I was very sad to get this news. I hope that the fond memories that you have if Barry will help you through this difficult time. May you be spared further sorrow.

David Brown and Terry Ades - 22 days ago

Dear Donny and family, Terry and I offer our deepest condolences. Barry was truly a remarkable person. His dry sense of humour coupled with his compassion always left me smiling. I truly looked forward to hearing him chant from the Haftarah.

Peter and Liz Gomberg - 22 days ago

Dear Donny and Family Our deepest condolences . Barry was so exceptional in so many ways. His wit and humor, his kindness and zest for life made every interaction such a pleasure . We will keep him in our hearts .

Mona and David Frank - 22 days ago

David and I were shocked to hear this very sad news today. We had such a good time re connecting at the Bat Mitzvah and sharing memories of days gone by. May your memories of happier times garnered through the years, bring you all a measure of peace and give you strength to carry you through the difficult days ahead.

Liat and Dan Goldstein - 22 days ago

Dear Donnie & family, Liat and I were shocked by the suddenness of this all. Engaging conversations with Barry were always a part of Saturday services we looked forward. We will remember him for his love of Yiddish, erudition, commitment to progressive Judaism, but most of all, his incredible kindness and generous spirit. המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים. With much love, Liat, Dan, Eliane, Jonathan, Nathaniel, and Talia.

Barbara and Jack Rosenthal - 22 days ago

We are so saddened by Barry’s passing...he was part of our life at Dorshe Emet for so many years. Our condolences to the Frank and Becker families. Barbara and Jack Rosenthal

Heather , Sophia and Yosi Eli - 22 days ago

Dear Donnie and family, we send our deepest condolences to you for your loss. Barry was both brilliant and a mensch, we will all miss him. May you find comfort from your memories and your family and friends, and from the memories of your deep abiding love for each other and the knowledge of the loving care and support you gave him .

Eleanor Singer - 22 days ago

Donnie and Family My heartfelt condolences to all. He will be sorely missed by many. Eleanor( Ellie) Paula’s friend

Ruth and Gershon Hundert - 22 days ago

Dear Donnie, Our hearts go out to you and to your whole family. Yehee Zichro Barooch. With love and hugs, Ruth and Gershon

Helen & Jerrick Segal - 22 days ago

Dear Donnie & family We may only know you through our mutual interest at the Cummings Center & have only met Barry once, your warmth, kindness & generosity touched us deeply. Please accept our deepest sympathies. Most sincerely, Helen & Jerrick Segal

Raizel Candib - 22 days ago

Dear Donny and family, What an enormous loss Barry’s passing is,not only for you,but for the entire Dorshei Emetser community. He will always be remembered for his depth of knowledge, wonderful sense of humour, his love of Yiddish and incredible warmth. May you find comfort in the good name and memories he leaves behind. My sincerest sym, Raizel Candib

MARILYN Takefman - 22 days ago

Sincere sympathy from Tel Aviv We will all miss him very much Our Dorshei Émet community has lost a pillar , teacher and leader May the family be spared further sorrow and may his memory be for a blessing to us all

Joe Kislowicz - 22 days ago

Dear Donni and Family, Linda and I were very sad to hear. Our memories will always include the photocopy sheets for the parish’s. Hamakom yinachem etchem rich shear avaylay tziin. Kinda & Joe

Myrna Silverman - 22 days ago

Dear Donnie I was shocked to read of Barrys sudden passing. Please accept my sincere condolences at this most difficult time. As you are aware that I am away and sorry that I cannot be with you.

Sandra and Ron Feldman - 22 days ago

What a shock hear about the loss of Barry. He was a warm, generous, and witty man who brought light and the power of his knowledge and character to all he met. He was a brilliant student and then teacher of Physics, and he was such a rock at the Dorshei Emet. He inspired everybody. He was a great man.

Freda. Rashkovan - 22 days ago

Dear. Donny. I am sorry that. I am unable to express my sadness in learning of. Barry’s passing in person. Ernie joins me in sending our sincere condolences to you and your family. I remember Barry and how he supported you as you started your career I have wonderful memories of his contribution toy our Shul and just a warm fellow May the many fond memories you shared be for a lifetime of. Blessings From Florida the Rashkovan s

Joelle Dayan - 22 days ago

Dear Donnie and family, I’d like to express my most heartfelt condolences to you. Barry was always my “synagogue Dad”, and I will miss his warm hugs. He was always such a powerful presence in our shul and he leaves us with a tremendous legacy. May his memory be a blessing. Love, Joelle

Harvey Mandelker - 22 days ago

May you be spared further sorrow. BARUCH DAYAN EMET

Noah Dayan Mandelker - 22 days ago

Dear Donnie and to the Dorshei Emet family May Barry frank’s memory always as a blessing Barry was a good husband grandfather Torah reader and haftarah reader and a good tutor for kids my best memory of him when he read the Torah and haftarah we will always love him Rest In Peace Barry you were the my best friend I will miss you

Aviva Fuchs - 23 days ago

Dear Donnie and family, My heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. I will surely miss Barry's presence at Dorshei Emet as he was a lovable and kind person. I learned so much from Barry. He was a Torah Leyning Rock Star and my go to guy when I needed to know something in Hebrew grammar. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love, Aviva

Howard - 23 days ago

Love you bro. See you on the other side.