Barry W. Kirschenhofer

May 27, 1948March 12, 2011

Kirschenhofer, Barry W. On March 12, 2011 BARRY W. KIRSCHENHOFER; loving and devoted husband of Josephine A. "JoAnn" Kirschenhofer (nee Przybysz); also survived by many loving family members and friends. The family will receive friends in the LEMMON FUNERAL HOME OF DULANEY VALLEY INC. 10 W. Padonia Road (at York Road) Timonium, MD 21093 on Monday, 3-5 & 7-9pm. Funeral Services will be celebrated in Ascension Lutheran Church, 7601 York Road, Baltimore, MD 21204 on Tuesday, March 15 at 11am. Interment Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens. Expressions of sympathy may be directed in Barry's memory to Gilchrist Hospice Care, 11311 McCormick Road, suite 350, Hunt Valley, MD 21031 &/or Ascension Lutheran Church Choir, at the above address. A guest registry is available at


  • Visitation Monday, March 14, 2011
  • Visitation Monday, March 14, 2011
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, March 15, 2011
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Barry W. Kirschenhofer

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September 13, 2011

Dear Barry,

It's six months today that your pain and suffering ended. I was driving home from work today and the tears started to flow, I thought that I was going to be OK - made it through the whole day, but needless to say I couldn't hold them in any longer.

I just wanted you to know that I'm doing ok. I joined a Griefshare Class at Good Sheppard Church here in Bel Air, Owen told me about it. My 1st class was last week and I came out of the class feeling pretty good.

I have been placing flowers at the gravesite for you and your parents. Hope you like the arrangements that I have been bringing - hoping that you noticed the ROSES!!!!

As you probably know we have had some amazing weather down here. First an earthquake, then hurricane irene and then some more rain. First time in the 11 years we have been here we lost power.

I miss you so very much, remember that picture frame I bought that says KISS ME GOODNIGHT with our wedding picture of you kissing me - it's the last thing I see before I go to bed and the 1st thing I see when I wake up.

I miss our good morning kisses, our kisses when we arrive home from work and our goodnight kisses and some in between. I miss you calling me Sweetie and saying how much you love me. I miss the Car 54 Where Are You - while I'm chit chatting with Esther. I miss our saying I love you whenever we finish a phone conversation. I miss going to church with you, driving around getting lost. I miss our little travels sometimes to nowhere - just riding around. I miss the twinkle in your eyes. I miss your soft touch. I miss making your favorite meals - chicken rice soup and apple pie along with many others too many to mention.

I have some good news - Maria and Joe got engaged. No wedding date set as of yet.

I had dinner with Lynn and Lois at The Barn for crabs and boy were they good. You know they are really special women and I hope we will always remain friends. I will tell them you said HI from the Big Bear. We are going to try and go out at least once a month.

11:00AM Church Service back on next week and Lunch Bunch starts up again and yes I am joining the Lunch Bunchers as we once did. Also Choir starts up again next week. I always look forward to hearing them sing.

There are so many things that I need to tell you, so after Church next week I'll stop by like I always do and get some things off my chest.

Love Always,

June 20, 2011

Happy Father's Day Darling!

Wishing you a Happy Father's Day. I visited you this morning for a little while. I needed to let you know how much I'm missing you. Your marker has finally been put in place and looks great. The marble inlaid around the bronze plaque is just beautiful along with the roses I had put on it, since your favorite. I know it will get easier but for now, I'm still having a difficult time. I hope you like your beautiful flowers, I put some on your Dad's grave too. Sure hope he likes them too!!!! I miss our Friday Night Date, our rides in the country and getting lost. I miss making you Dinner and all the goodies you always liked. I miss your smiling face and the twinkle in your eyes. I miss watching Deadliest Catch with you. Funny how the little things can bring back the greatest memories. I know you are watching over me, I still feel your presence in the house - it's around me all the time. I love you with all my heart. Till Next Time.

Love & Kisses,

Mark Praetorius

June 13, 2011


I called F. W. Haxel this morning to talk with Barry and when his extension was not listed, I got this strange feeling and so I did a google search and came accross the sad news. What a fine, fine gentlemen Barry was. So friendly and so helpful whenever he did banners for me. I so enjoyed talking with him. My condolences go out to his loving family. Barry will always be in your hearts. I will miss his kindness, too.

May 27, 2011

My Darling Barry,

Happy Birthday!!!!!!

I stopped by yesterday to see you to wish you a Happy Birthday!!! Esther also wishes you a Happy Birthday!

I thought that I would be okay today, but I'm having a rough time so far. Tears are flowing like a river. Some days its just so harder than others. I can laugh and be joyful and then other days I'm miserable. Well, enough of that.

It's a beautiful day - sun shining and it's going to be hot. Just wish that you were shaded - you don't like hot.

Timmy graduates today from Hereford High and of course I'm going to the graduation - it's at McDaniel College this year. Your spirit will be with all of us.

I love you and miss you more and more each day.

Till next time!!!!

Love, Sweetie

April 28, 2011

Happy Anniversary Barry,

It's our 10th Wedding Anniversary!!!

I will always remember your big smile and the twinkle in your eyes as Nicole and Michelle walked me down the aisle on our beautiful day when we become one.

I miss you and love you with all my heart.

Love & Kisses,

JoAnn Kirschenhofer

April 24, 2011

My Dearest Barry,

Happy Easter Darling!!!!!

Yesterday Denise, Michelle and I went to the cemetery and laid flowers at your Mom and Dad's grave and left you a beautiful Grapevine Wreath of Flowers (Roses included-your favorite).

I went to the 11am Service at Church this morning and the service was just beautiful. The Choir was great. Eddie touched my arm on his way down to the alter just like you used too. I have been having a difficult time coping. I feel lonely and I miss you terribly. It's Easter your not here, next week our 10th Wedding Anniversary, I hope I can make it through the next week. I went to Dinner at Denise and Stephen's. Of course Matt and Timmy were there and Nicole and Michelle. Dinner was great, Denise made Ham & Turkey and all the fixings.

Wishing you a Happy and Joyous Easter.

Love & Kisses,

Gloria Carpeneto

March 31, 2011

I just learned of Barry's death, and want to extend Myles' & my condolences. We knew him in the 80's, when we adopted our children, and we shared a lot back then. He was our insurance person for a while as well. Barry always had a joke, a pun, a funny story to share. You & Barry's family are in our thoughts & prayers. Gloria Carpeneto (Baltimore MD)

Maria Matthai

March 25, 2011

No words can express my deepest sympathy to you at this time. It was just today that I could finally bring myself to leave my condolences to you on this website. In time, I hope you will find comfort in knowing that Barry is no longer suffering and that he is at peace now and will always be with you, watching over you from Heaven above. Please know I am here for you. I love you and am thinking you always.

Krista Salsberg

March 21, 2011


I justed wanted to let you know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Barry was a wonderful person and a great friend. You made him the happiest person by being his wife. He loved and adored you with all his heart. He spoke about how much you meant to him, and I know that you being by his side through all of this meant the world to him. I know you will miss him dearly, but take comfort in the memories you shared with him. He will be your angel watching out over you. Please know you have friends that care about you!! If you need anything, please give me a call!!

Krista Salsberg

March 21, 2011

"Big Bear",

What a great co-worker and friend you were to have!! Barry, you were always there to listen and give advice when I was having a bad day or needing advice with my boys. You had a way of making me laugh and smile at your stories and bad jokes!! I really miss our morning talks each day!! I will miss hearing you call me "kiddo" when you came in the door every morning!! You will be missed more than you know!! I will cherish the memories we had and hold them in my heart forever. Now I know there is another angel watching down over me!! I will not say "good-bye", but will say "until we meet again!" Rest in peace "Big Bear", my dear friend!!