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In Memory of Barry Harsip

Barry S. Harsip, long-time MCFM member, passed away on December 3, 2020 after a long battle with a terminal neurological disease. Our community mourns the loss of an ardent supporter of mediation and peaceful dispute resolution.  Our thoughts are with his family, friends, and colleagues. 
 
You can find his full obituary here.  In lieu of flowers, Barry requested donations be made either to Southern Poverty Law Center, www.splcenter.org or the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, www.ushmm.org.
 
For Barry's obituary and online guestbook, visit: www.concordfuneral.com

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Barry Harsip

Barry was a friend and supporter of mediation from the very start. He was almost a fixture in the Concord session of the Middlesex Probate and Family Court and always sought to find peaceful solutions. In a case where he represented a mediation client of mine he had to take my deposition and graciously acknowledged throughout the process that all our communications were privileged, leaving both his client and this mediator satisfied: not an easy thing to accomplish, but he could and did. His death leaves a big gap in my professional life as well as losing a good friend.

Barry Harsip

Barry Harsip was truly an amazing human being. I believe that anyone who ever met him would have a story to tell about his warmth, caring, respect for clients, his love of his family,  and his qwirky sense of humor.  I had the privleged of working with Barry on several Collaborative Law cases and I was able to see first hand,  the way he was able to listen the needs of his clients and collaborate with other professionals to reach agreements with respect for everyone. He always made me smile even in complicated moments...and I know he will be missed by many of us wholse lives he touched.

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