DOUGLAS EDWARD BARRY “Doug”, born on February 25, 1953, and passed away on January 6, 2024, at the age of 70. Doug was the beloved son of Robert and Dorothy (nee Ash), the loving brother of Diane Daiber (fiancée Greg Cooley), dear uncle of Erin Baveye (husband Damien), Hannah Fahl (husband Brandon) and Cameron Daiber, cherished great-uncle to August Barry Fahl. The family extends a heart-felt thank you to Jodi Komyati for all her help over the years.
Doug, lovingly known as Dougo by his colleagues, graduated from Ohio University in the mid-70s as a broadcast major and landed a job at TPC in Pittsburgh in February 1976. While at TPC he worked in the studios and loved it. He became involved in the start-up of their first mobile production division, and took ownership of the new mobile unit Star Truck. He loved the technology, crew and clients, and was also fond of seeing the country. In 1982, TPC was acquired by Unitel Mobile Video. At Unitel Mobile he was an Engineer in Charge (EiC) on mobile units, working the full spectrum of sports and entertainment - hockey, golf, basketball, The Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, and Tony Awards. On the sports side, he was most fond of the World Cup downhills in Aspen and the Johnny Walker Cup in Jamaica.
In 2000, Dougo moved with a small team from Unitel Mobile to the NEP Group. NEP established Denali, their entertainment division, in the same year. Dougo helped shape Denali as the leading facility provider in the entertainment space. He worked for them until September 30, 2016, when he retired. During his long career, Dougo was well-respected in the entertainment industry. A part of the NEP family and the entertainment community, he was one of the best engineers in the business, many have described him as brilliant and a great mentor, fun to work with, and loved his job.
The family will receive relatives and friends at a Mass of Christian Burial for Doug on Friday, Feb. 9, 2024, at St. Noel Catholic Church, 35200 Chardon Rd., Willoughby Hills, Ohio at 11 AM. Arrangements entrusted to THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS.