Barry O. Gish
Founding Member & Honorary Pinnacle Business Guide
February 28, 1949 – November 14, 2023
“What matters is how we live and love and how we spend our dash”
– Linda Ellis
Barry has been an inspiration to our Pinnacle community. We honored Barry in June 2023 as our first Pinnacle Business Guides’ Hall of Fame Inductee. This award and category were created with Barry in mind; a remarkable individual who dedicated his life to excellence. With unwavering dedication, outstanding achievements, and an indomitable spirit, Barry has made an enduring impact.
Barry’s journey of excellence began during his service in Vietnam, where he demonstrated exceptional courage and commitment to his country. He earned multiple distinguished medals for his valor and unwavering dedication in the face of adversity. His bravery and selflessness in the military laid the foundation for his remarkable future accomplishments.
Following his military service, Barry embarked on an illustrious career at IBM, where his exceptional skills and work ethic propelled him to great heights. He was recognized for his outstanding contributions and was inducted into the prestigious Golden Circle.
Throughout his journey, Barry has always upheld the values of God, family, and work, never compromising on their importance in his life. His unwavering commitment to these priorities serves as a shining example. Barry consistently demonstrated that success is not solely measured by professional achievements but also by the impact we have on our loved ones and the community. Barry and his wife Shar were blessed with two daughters and eleven grandchildren.
In 2012, Barry ventured into the world of entrepreneurship and became an EOS Implementer. Barry was always impeccably dressed, never a curse word, quick to smile and laugh. Barry joined Pinnacle as a Founding Member in 2020, this showcased his dedication to fostering growth and prosperity within the business world.
His remarkable journey serves as an inspiration to all, demonstrating that a life lived with courage, integrity, and passion can leave an indelible mark on the world. We honor him for his exceptional contributions and celebrate his lifelong commitment to excellence. Barry will forever be an Honorary Pinnacle Business Guide and one we will use as the benchmarks for our Pinnacle Hall of Fame.
We’ll miss you!