Just saw this in the newsjournal this morning.
Barbie Ryan passed away on Saturday the 23, the day of the reunion. I don’t know the cause of death.
Beth and I had spoken with her about a month earlier. She had called asking about the reunion particulars and I spent about 45 minutes on the phone with her. She was dealing with the emotional weight of a divorce on top of some poor health issues. In the last year she had spent several weeks (4?) in the hospital in a coma. And although she really wanted to come to the reunion, she didn’t feel healthy enough to make it.
We’ll miss her.