In Memory of Barry Lehane, Designated Broker

Barry Lehane - 2013

Barry “Bear” Lehane, a previous Designated Broker of DPR Realty, passed away on Thursday, July 3rd at the VA Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona at the age of 64. Barry had a long fight against diabetes and kidney disease for more than 15 years.

Barry was born in New Haven, Connecticut on October 20, 1949 to Earline Marie Timmons. He lived a large portion of his growing years in the Chicago area. He called many places home, but lived in the Phoenix area for almost 30 years. Bear found the greatest joy when surrounded by family and friends, sitting at the pool with a cool gin and tonic, a fancy cigar, a good steak and a big story. Bear always had amazing stories – it was more about the story than the item or event.

He proudly served in the Air Force Looking Glass Airborne Command from 1967-1971 and was an Accomplished Taekwondo Black Belt. He moved on to sales positions in his professional career and was well known and respected. He was most known to us as the Designated Broker for DPR Realty where over the course of years, managed, educated, and directed thousands of real estate professionals. He was the “Go-To Broker” when you needed an answer to any real estate related question.

Barry is survived by his loving wife Tricia Lehane and their two daughters: Jennifer Lehane Parrella and Lindsay Lehane. Jennifer’s husband Lt. Col. Keith Parrella and their two daughters (Barry’s grandchildren) Kersten Malloy Parrella and Brendan Barry Parrella. Tricia’s children, Jeremy Marrington and Lori Acquisto along with their families.

Barry was a wonderful husband, father, soldier, veteran, Designated Broker, mentor and friend. He enjoyed life to its fullest and did it “His way” ‘until the end. Barry’s footprint will be everlasting for all of us.

In lieu of flowers the family is appreciating donations for the outstanding medical bills. Barry served in the Air Force and was guaranteed medical support for life… However, that support came with a hefty hospital co-pay. After almost a year at the Phoenix VA Hospital, his bills are now more than $50,000.
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