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Pat Barry, an Ohio Broadcaster who was a former lead weatherman here at WLWT News 5, died Saturday afternoon from COVID-19 at age 69.Pat started his broadcasting career in Springfield, Ohio at 16 years old at WIZE-AM radio in 1968 before he transitioned to chief weather personality here at WLWT News 5.Pat hosted a daytime talk show for WLW live from the Atrium of the Westin Hotel. On the show he would talk with Reds Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench who became a close friend to Pat.”I can’t tell you how saddened I am to hear about Pat’s passing. When I think of Pat Barry, I think of a guy always upbeat and always smiling. If you ever needed anything, all you had to do was ask and he’d pitch in, no questions asked. The way he transitioned is not pleasant to think about but we can be secure in the knowledge he is in a better place. Amanda and I will always cherish his friendship,” said retired Reds Hall of Fame legendary broadcaster Marty Brennaman.”Pat loved Cincinnati and the city loved him back. I will always remember his sense of humor and his loyalty to his friends,” WLWT News 5 Anchor and Reporter Courtis Fuller said. “He was very welcoming to me when I arrived in town 30 some years ago. I had the pleasure of working with Pat for many years. All of us here at WLWT had been keeping him in our prayers during his health challenges. We are saddened by the loss of our friend.”Pat also worked at WKEF/WRGT in Dayton and WXIX. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made, but donations are encouraged to the Ruth Lyon’s Childrens’ Fund and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

Pat Barry, an Ohio Broadcaster who was a former lead weatherman here at WLWT News 5, died Saturday afternoon from COVID-19 at age 69.

Pat started his broadcasting career in Springfield, Ohio at 16 years old at WIZE-AM radio in 1968 before he transitioned to chief weather personality here at WLWT News 5.

Pat hosted a daytime talk show for WLW live from the Atrium of the Westin Hotel. On the show he would talk with Reds Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench who became a close friend to Pat.

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“I can’t tell you how saddened I am to hear about Pat’s passing. When I think of Pat Barry, I think of a guy always upbeat and always smiling. If you ever needed anything, all you had to do was ask and he’d pitch in, no questions asked. The way he transitioned is not pleasant to think about but we can be secure in the knowledge he is in a better place. Amanda and I will always cherish his friendship,” said retired Reds Hall of Fame legendary broadcaster Marty Brennaman.

“Pat loved Cincinnati and the city loved him back. I will always remember his sense of humor and his loyalty to his friends,” WLWT News 5 Anchor and Reporter Courtis Fuller said. “He was very welcoming to me when I arrived in town 30 some years ago. I had the pleasure of working with Pat for many years. All of us here at WLWT had been keeping him in our prayers during his health challenges. We are saddened by the loss of our friend.”

Pat also worked at WKEF/WRGT in Dayton and WXIX.

Funeral arrangements have not yet been made, but donations are encouraged to the Ruth Lyon’s Childrens’ Fund and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

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