Very sad news. My sincere condolences to Barry's family and friends.
So sad to hear of his passing. I purchased his DCS book just this winter and it has been and will be of great use to me and my boys as we learn more about building a solid functioning layout. Barry was always so quick to post responses to the forum members’ requests, mine included, at no expense to any of us simply so we could get more enjoyment out of our hobby it was amazing!! This was his gift to us and a gift that will keep on giving through his books.
To Barry, one last thank you. To his family, my sincere condolences and prayers.
Barry was a genuine positive force for our hobby. I will certainly miss his patient and ex[ert help on everything related to DCS. MTH may not know it, but they just lost their best "ambassador".
Barry will be missed. I would go to his occasional talks when at York. He did a great job keeping us up to date on anything new for DCS. Thank you Barry for sharing your love of DCS. Rest in peace.
Thanks Barry for all you’ve done for me personally and all of us on the Forum and at York. Bless you and your family.
Ohmigod, we have lost a true cornerstone of this hobby. Though I did not know him personally, I always felt like I did. I doubt there is anyone out there who knows as much about DCS as Barry did. Truly the go-to guy. My sincere condolences to his wife and family. May god speed.
So shocked. So sorry to read. Will miss you, big time, Barry.
I’m so sorry to hear of Barry’s passing. My deepest condolences to his family.
Absolutely Shocking news as I thought Barry was in good health. He was always willing to dive in an help anyone who needed it. He leaves a tremendous gap in the hobby and will be missed greatly. Thoughts and Prayers to his family... God speed Barry!
My heart is broken for Cora. Sincerest condolences for her and their family from Lynley and I.
Barry was instrumental in calming everyone's nerves and demonstrated how easy and fun DCS is. But above all that he's done for us and this hobby, he was a husband and father with a family that will deeply miss his presence. Personally, I will miss seeing Barry and Cora at the post DCS Meetings for pie at the Round The Clock Diner. As part of this Forum Community we all feel the loss too.
My dealings with Berry were strictly on the OGR Forums when he would thoughtfully respond to my request for help regarding DCS. I have no words to offer but I will remember him in my prayers. Heartfelt condolences to his family. He will be missed!
Chief Bob (Retired)
My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. This is a hard loss to take as he touched so many lives in a positive way.
I cannot say I knew him at all beyond his forum presence, but he certainly was willing to help when I posted my ignorant DCS questions. My deepest condolences.
Is it just me or is this happening much to frequently lately? Truly a sad day for the family here and at home. He sure was the King of DCS and will be missed big time. Rest in peace Barry and condolences to his family and personal friends.
I am very sorry to hear. My condolences to all his family and friends.
Like some others; I never met Barry in person but; when I had questions early on when I purchased my DCS system; he gratiously provided the info I needed.
My most sincere condolences to Barry’s wife, family and friends.
I first met Barry Broskowitz shortly after we announced DCS in the spring of the year 2000. Like many of those who met him, Barry was quick to express his opinions about our new command control protocol and his desires for its intended functionality. His background and software development and model railroading experience made him an ideal beta tester for the DCS system. Barry, along with Marty Fitzhenry and others provided M.T.H. with real-use guidance that helped make DCS what it is today.
But Barry's beta testing was just the tip of what he brought to the world of DCS. He spent tireless hours providing users on the forum, via email, phone and even in-person visits with guidance and support to help each of those users have a better DCS experience.
Barry traveled to York, Pennsylvania for the semi-annual York TCA Meet to conduct seminars in the M.T.H. booth. He organized the DCS User Group meetings the Wednesday before York. He would answer questions about DCS to anyone who asked with a style that was uniquely Barry. He did all of this without asking a dime from M.T.H.
Once DCS was released, Barry continued to assist us in the development of the system through his beta testing. He was always but a phone call away whenever we wanted to run something by him or have him try to replicate an issue reported by others. When he suggested that he author and publish a series of books on DCS, we gladly offered our help. When production of the book editions was occasionally hampered because the M.T.H. graphics team had other deadlines, Barry taught himself to use the publishing software to maintain the release schedule. He was doggedly persistent, one of the most persistent individuals I've ever known.
When Barry suffered a heart attack years ago at York, I had no doubt he would bounce back. He's persistent I thought. He'll get through that and be better because of it. And he did. And we continued to share monthly calls about the status and future direction of DCS. I enjoyed those chats. They encompassed more than DCS and I came to know Barry differently. I'll miss those conversations. He was my friend.
From all of us at M.T.H. Electric Trains, our deepest condolences go out to Cora and the rest of Barry's family.
A sad day in our world! Condolences to his family.
We have lost a legend. He was always there to help, even when he had already published the answer in one of his books. A very sad day, Barry will be greatly missed! Thank you to his wife and family for their support of his work with the hobby, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
This is really very sad news. Barry touched a lot of people in this hobby with his knowledge and passion for the MTH DCS Control System. He will be missed but not forgotten.
His legacy will live on in our memories of Barry and his contributions to the hobby. Cherish those memories and may they be a source of peace and comfort to Cora and his family and friends. May his memory be for a blessing.
Such a sad way to close out the weekend...Barry was such a great example to follow. So gracious with his expertise, never condescending, often offering his considerable talents without even being asked. He truly elevated the the hobby and everyone fortunate enough to benefit from his knowledge. My sincerest condolences to the family.
Barry will forever be the MTH DCS Guru. Thanks to him for being so willing to share his expertise. My condolences to his close friends and family.
I am in shock to say the least. I have no words but Barry was MR.DCS in my book. God be with his family and friends.
I have no words.
I didn't know Barry, but conversed with him here as late as a few weeks ago.
I too am in shock.
My condolences to Barry's family and friends.
I am so sincerely sorry to hear about Barry's passing. His expertise and willingness to help anyone and everyone who has been challenged by the intricacies of DCS will always be his legacy. My sincerest condolences to Barry's family.
Four of us west coast lunatics went to The TCA York meet this last October knowing it was a must go for all of us. We had such a great time and we all got to meet Barry at the DCS meeting. I know he has helped all of us so may he Rest In Peace. Our prayers and sympathies go out to all of his family and friends.
I am so shocked to hear of Barry’s passing. He will be truly missed. He was a great guy and definitely the go to guy for anything DCS. Rest In Peace Barry. My prayers and condolences to his family.
Deepest sympathies to Barry's family, may he rest in peace.
It's sad to hear of Barry's death. He truly was one of the princes of the modern era of our hobby. May he rest in peace and may Light Perpetual shine upon him.
So sad to hear of Barry's passing, a very nice man who would help if only you would ask.
My thoughts and prayers to his family and especially his wife Cora.
a void in the train world !
On Behalf of myself and my family,
Thank you for the support and kind words. My father was an amazing man and loved this hobby and this community very much. I will post more info in a few days but myself, my mother, sister and aunt have been reading the posts and are thankful and appreciative of the outpour of support from the forum. Thank you.
My deepest sympathy to his family and friends. What a nice guy. This is very sad and tragic.
WOW! Sorry I am late in learning about this but what a shocker! My condolences to him and his family. May he have a green light and a high ball all the way to Heaven and beyond! He will surely be missed.
He was just as helpful and interesting when he wrote outside of the dcs pages here as well; but "Ambassador Broskowitz" couldn't be more fitting.
Prayers for family and friend's .
About three hours ago I was in shock on reading Marty Fitzhenry in another post say Barry had passed. I met Barry every year at York in April and always attended his seminars. My first seminar Barry picked on me pretty hard and afterwards we had a discussion in which I realized just how much he cared. I talked with him frequently like many others, either here, on the phone or by email. I purchased all his books both hard copies and digital copies. There was no other person including inside of MTH that did more to help or promote DCS and the train industry. We say we will miss him and for sure we will but the pain of losing a family member is so strong and hard. Barry was family for sure. Especially to all he helped. Let us never forget a man who had a heart so big and so devoted to US. My condolences to his immediate family and his extended family. The Lord gained a great example of what kindness and passion really is. We have lost a very loved brother for sure. God Bless you Barry and your family. And Thank You for all you did.
Oh no! Truly in the midst of life we are in death. Barry shared his gifts generously with this community. I hope his legacy, including the DCS primer will continue to be developed in the tradition he started. So sorry to hear this, condolences to his family and friends!
Wow, what a shock! I've been following Barry for quite a while and saving the really good stuff for later reference. It's a big loss.
This is a shock Berry was the man would answer any of my DCS questions. I have his book and I attended some of the MTH DCS classes he held at York. Condolences to his family, he will be very missed.