Barry David Pfouts
December 28, 1934 – December 26, 2018
Barry D. Pfouts (December 28, 1934 - December 26, 2018) Barry departed this life on December 26, 2018 two days shy of his 84th birthday, to the tunes of favorite musical artists Bill Withers, Leon Redbone and Bonnie Raitt. Joann Wallace, his wife of 33 years, and daughter Suzanne Pollock were by his side and attest to Barry’s lively spirit as he bid this world adieu. Born in Chagrin Falls, OH into a family that operated a dog kennel, Barry traveled far in his life but maintained unbreakable, loving and noisy relationships with his sisters and brother. And Barry never lost his love for companion animals. Mustering out of the US Army after serving during the Korean conflict, Barry embarked on a storied advertising career with clients ranging from Kellogg’s to Gerber. In talking about his many years in advertising, Barry liked to protest, “No, it wasn’t like Mad Men!” Always passionate about his food accounts, Barry’s proudest was for the US pork industry. Leading the Pork. The Other White Meat consumer marketing campaign for more than a decade was a fitting cap to his creative and noteworthy work life. Because of, or in spite of, his many food accounts, Barry was a passionate, inventive and enthusiastic home cook. In retirement, Barry picked up a spatula and donned an apron to serve disadvantaged youth as a cook for Preble Street’s teen center in Portland, ME. His ready smile, genuine laugh and engaging manner made him a magnet for many youth in the program. He was revered/appreciated, as he listened more than he counseled. His volunteer hours also were dedicated to HART. Not one to let aging catch up with him, Barry enthusiastically took up pickleball during the winter months in Anna Maria Island, FL, vowing every year that his team would reign as champions. Barry is survived by his wife Joann, daughter Suzanne Pollock (husband Rod), sisters Arden Brady and Judy Ault, brother Dennis Pfouts (wife Donna), oodles of loving nieces and nephews and an extended family who will miss his zest for life, but will carry the light of his spirit forward. Among his countless friends and extended family, all would agree that Barry was “unforgettable,” “larger than life,” “a blithe spirit,” “true friend,” and “a man who showed us what a spirited life looked like.”
A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.
Memorial donations may be directed to Preble Street Resource Center of Portland, Maine and Homeless Animal Rescue Team (HART) of Cumberland, Maine.
Please visit www.lindquistfuneralhome.com to sign Barry’s online guest book.
- A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.
Barry David Pfouts
December 31, 2018
We wanted to express our condolences on Barry’s passing. We are pickleball players who met Barry in Saco. His arrival at PB always brought smiles to the faces of participants.
In addition to being wonderful guy he was the consummate gentleman. We will miss him.
Marta and Mike King