Carl Barish played a very sharp SCRABBLE game, and was a regular member of the Seattle Club for
over 14 years. He loved to tinker with electronics and radios. Carl designed and sold his own line
of digital Scrabble clocks (the 2Timer) that is still in use today at the Seattle Scrabble Club
and elsewhere. He was also a member of the Mike and Key Amateur Radio Club (his callsign: KC7ZK).
I'm sad to hear about Carl. Even though I didn't know him very well, he seemed like a real nice guy. I got to play him for the first time at the last session I was at.
-- Doug Kruyt
This is soooo sad. I really enjoyed the time I spent with Carl and
always looked forward to seeing him. My condolences to all of you.
-- P.K. in PDX
I am very sorry to read of Carl's passing. I liked him.
-- Christina O'Sullivan
Please send my condolences to Eileen, Midori, and others at the club who I know were close to him.
-- Chris Schneider
I'm sorry to hear this. I didn't know Carl well, but he was a good
guy. Friendly, curious and willing and able to talk about a wide variety
of subjects away from the Scrabble board.
-- Mike Baker, Portland
I was very sorry to hear about Carl's passing away. He was a good friend who gave me rides
in Seattle several times, and he had also played in our Western Canadian Championship a few years ago.
I spoke to him at the Portland tourney just last month.
Please pass the deepest condolences of our club and myself to his family.
-- Siri Tillekeratne, Calgary
Sorry to hear about Carl--he was a great club member
-- Larry Nargi
He always had a ready laugh. You always felt comfortable around him. He was a nice guy.
-- J. Midori Howard
I will always fondly remember Carl for commenting about the new word list regarding the word pizzazz -
that it had no business being on it! He was a nice man who was always ready to smile or be a friend.
-- Lee Ann
It's going to be tough not seeing Carl sit at his usual table at club.
He taught me a lot of things about how to play the game, and I always knew
it was going to be a good battle when we played. More than just a good Scrabble player,
however, he was always sportsmanlike, glad-hearted, and witty. Those are the things I'll miss the most.
-- Mike Frentz