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Perry Local Schools
4325 Manchester Road
Perry, OH. 44081
Phone: 440.259.9200
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Lee Barrish, Class of 1979

George "Lee" Barrish, age 55, passed away March 15, 2016 at the Cleveland Clinic with family by his side. He was born March 9, 1961 in Painesville, and was a lifelong resident of Perry. Lee was a jack of all trades having worked in construction, at Perry IGA, as an independent music reviewer, and finally working the last 28 years at the Lake County Department of Job and Family Services. Lee loved the Cleveland Indians and spent many summer evenings cheering on the Tribe at "its still Jacob's field" as he called it, or watching/listening to games on the TV/radio. He also loved music and had a vast knowledge about artists, careers and songs. He enjoyed finding new musical talent and watching their popularity and talent grow. Lee was an exceptional chef and baker and had a great sense of humor. He was also witty, creative, talented, generous, kind, helpful and loving and will be deeply missed by family and friends. He is survived by his mother, Catherine Barrish; brothers John (Irina) and Keith (Wilma) Barrish; girlfriend Carol Vargo; niece Mary Barrish; nephew Jeremy (April) Barrish; great-niece Mariann Barrish; and great-nephews Jacen Barrish and Hayden Barrish. He also leaves behind his kitty, Gretchen Cheyanne. He is preceded in death by his father, Francis, and brother, Christopher.

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