Barrie Bergman
July 7, 1942 - September 11, 2020
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Barrie  Bergman, 78, of Santa Barbara, California, formerly of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, departed this world unexpectedly on September 11, 2020, at his home. During his life, Barrie enjoyed success as a business entrepreneur, author, lecturer and loving husband, father and grandfather. Barrie was born July 7, 1942, in Durham, North Carolina and was the…

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Nanci Gibbs (Senter) left a message on September 23, 2020:
Barrie was one of the most influential people that so many were fortunate to know and be touched by. He was the epitome of a friend on whom you could depend. He did so much good in his time here. He was funny, understood sad, was extremely intelligent with a quick wit. He never talked down to people. He was just another one of the guys. Along with his lovely Arlene he forged a path through life that will live with us for the rest of our lives. I know no one who ever felt he did not enrich their life in some way. He and Arlene reared two wonderful women. Janis and Kim and My heart aches for them and for Barrie's sister Lane and her children. The Bergman extended family was very, very special and we will never forget him/them. I enjoyed many good quips and conversations with Barrie after he left North Carolina. I loved that guy.
Susan left a message on September 21, 2020:
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Bruce Fussell left a message on September 21, 2020:
Condolences to the Bergman family. Loved working for Barrie at the Record Bar, some of the best memories of my life!
Robb Houser left a message on September 20, 2020:
I have searched for the appropriate words to express both my sorrow and appreciation for Barrie since I learned the tragic news over a week ago. It occurs to me that I always intended to tell Barrie in person how much he and the Record Bar opportunity had impacted my life. I had many chances both during the Record Bar days and after, but I didn't get it done. Now, in this time of mourning, I still can't find exactly what I would like to say. Saying thank you and I will miss you is insufficient but it is deeply sincere. To Janis and Kim, I can promise you that your dad will not be forgotten. All my love.
Sandra and Jeff Elliott left a message on September 18, 2020:
My heart aches for your family, we are sending love and prayers.
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William Clifton left a message on September 18, 2020:
Barrie! William Bill Clifton here. I was hired in 1976 at Southpark Mall in Charlotte. Store #007. I was so excited, like a kid in a candy store. Music was my first true love ❤️ I was fortunate enough to be promoted to Store Manager in April of 1978. That’s when the fun and hard work really began. Through you and the Record Bar organization I learned how to be a boss. A manager. Teacher. Coach. Doing something I loved and learning to better myself was because of you and I will always treasure that. Treat people the way you want to be treated is and always will be a part of me. I loved seeing and talking to you. At the corporate office and Record Bar conventions. Not only were you a great boss but based on your family a good man and father. I worked at Southpark until 1994, when I got promoted to District Manager (Blockbuster Music) and moved to Savannah. You will be missed. I am so glad I was given the opportunity to work for you. Rest In Peace until we meet again. My condolences to the family. Much love 💕
Bill Joyner left a message on September 18, 2020:
Barrie! This is my thank you for all the great times, business and social, and just all around enjoyment of the many fun times together. In early 1969, I interviewed with you and others for a job with Record Bar. I was thrilled to have been hired and was so excited when you visited #7 later that fall and said, “We are opening a new store #8 in Greenville, and we want you to be the manager”! Little did I know, this would be the beginning of such a rewarding experience for seventeen years to come. You and the entire Bergman family were so friendly and helpful to us newlyweds, while I learned the music business. Today as many of us Record Bar folks get together, we tell many of the same stories repeatedly with the fondest of memories! To Janice and Kim I am sorry for your loss, and know your parents will be with you forever.
Peter Elliott left a message on September 17, 2020:
My condolences to Marjorie, Lane, Janis, Kim, Page and Cameron. Barrie was a wonderful boss, mentor and friend to thousands in the Record Bar family. His death leaves a huge hole in our hearts. This photo is from the summer of 2000 taken in Raleigh, NC.
Bertie Boston left a message on September 17, 2020:
I had the honor and privilege of working for Barrie as his Executive Assistant at Record Bar, and then for both him and Arlene for 15 years. Those were simply the best working years of my life. Not only was Barrie a fantastic employer, he was a wonderful friend and mentor. I enjoyed working for Barrie and Arlene and their beautiful family, and shared many happy times with them. I have so many memories that I will always treasure. I met my life partner, Bobby Orrell, in 1995, so he was fortunate to know and love Barrie and the Bergmans too. Barrie was a truly special person in both his personal and professional life. I so admired his devotion to his family, his superior intelligence, his fabulous sense of humor and quick wit, and his entrepreneurial spirit. He was an ethical, moral, empathetic and caring person. We lost a beautiful soul who touched so many lives. He will always be remembered with love and affection. Heartfelt condolences and much Love to Barrie's family and loved ones.
Carla Lockhart left a message on September 16, 2020:
Peaceful journey my old friend. Blessings to your wonderful family and all your friends. You will be missed.
Wendy Keck left a message on September 16, 2020:
Rest in Peace my friend
DonnaAgresto left a message on September 16, 2020:
Condolences to Barrie’s family. He truly touched many people. He was one of the good guys.
Serena and Tom Taylor left a message on September 16, 2020:
Tom and I were so fortunate to meet Barrie and Arlene on a cruise, we hit it off immediately and I was charmed by their kindness and love for one another. I have made many friendships over the years , but never to a couple who so clearly spent their days celebrating and sharing their love. They loved their family dearly, treated their staff like family, and made friends wherever they went. Barrie took no shit from anyone, but his heart was pure gold. He welcomed friends from diverse backgrounds and religions and listened to them. He was curious and interested. He loved people and loved music, art and wine. My heart goes out to his entire family, and my thoughts and prayers are with you all who was lucky enough to call him a friend.
Cam Villar left a message on September 16, 2020:
So sad to hear of Barrie's passing. I am one of the many who worked for the Record Bar chain that Barrie founded. That corporate culture, which he drove, was instrumental in me being who I am today. It was the greatest place to work. Fly high Barrie. I'm glad that you knew during your lifetime how much you were appreciated.
Diana Landers Hodge left a message on September 16, 2020:
I've known Barry as Janis and Kim's father since we were in middle school together. Barry was already a very busy, successful, high-powered business owner traveling the world and working with uber famous people - but he was always a father first. He was kind, generous, sometimes strict, and very loving. I always admired his relationship with Janis and Kim and their wonderful mother Arlene. I know Barry was loved my many and will be dearly miss. My love and thoughts are with Janis and Kim.
Hudson Funeral Home left a message:
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