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Dr. Louis Luke Barich

June 6th, 1929 - January 7th, 2019

01/11/2019 at 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Brown Dawson Flick Funeral Home
1350 Millville Avenue
Hamilton OH, 45013
Funeral Service: 
01/11/2019 at 7:00 PM
Brown Dawson Flick Funeral Home
1350 Millville Avenue
Hamilton OH, 45013

Dr. Louis Luke Barich M.D., age 89 of Hamilton, passed away on Monday, January 7, 2019. Louis was born in Plum, Pennsylvania on June 6, 1929 to Joseph and Helen (nee Schaffer) Barich. While serving in the US Army Infantry Louis served as a clerk typist, surgical technician and petroleum product analyzer. After discharge, Louis attended Fairmont State College, University of Pittsburgh Pharmacy School followed by University of Pittsburgh Medical School. He graduated as a medical doctor specializing in Dermatology. Louis opened his office in 1962 in Hamilton, Ohio, practicing for 56 years. Louis served as President of the Butler County Medical Society, Hamilton-Fairfield Area Academy of Medicine, Ohio Dermatological Association and American Cancer Society (Butler-Hamilton Unit). Outside of his practice and involvement in various medical associations, Louis was a pioneer in protecting minors from the hazards of ultra-violet radiation emitted from tanning beds.

Louis is survived by his wife of 66 years, Donna Jean Barich; his sister Pat (Doug Tolbert) Samargo; and his brother, Frank (Jan) Samargo. Louis was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Dorothy Heck and his brother, Joseph Barich.

Funeral service will be held at Brown Dawson Flick Funeral Home, 1350 Millville Ave, Hamilton, Ohio, on Friday, January 11, 2019 at 7:00 PM. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 11, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Brown Dawson Flick Funeral Home.  Memorial contributions can be made to American Cancer Society.

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Bob Flaig

He sure was a good doctor.

Butler County Medical Society

Dr. Lou Barich was a unique and tenacious physician who worked diligently toward the causes he deemed worthy. He believed strongly that Butler County physicians should remain united despite the changes in healthcare. He will be missed by many, and the Butler County Medical Society wishes to extend its deepest condolences to Dr. Barich's family and friends.

Chris Connell

Sad to hear the loss of this kind man. He would always stop and talk with me any time I saw him. Always asked how life was treating me and how things at Miami were going. I enjoyed his friendship.....and he will be missed.

Deborah Southard

Dr. Barich was a wonderful doctor. He was very knowledgeable about his practice. He was a walking enciclopedia. I was honored to have seen and talked to him in the last couple of months. He was like an old friend. Rest in peace Dr. Barich.

Ellen Buerk,MD

Lou's commitment to both the practice of medicine and the policy that governed medicine was impressive. At a time when tanning was popular among our youth, Lou developed a message of how teens could care for their healthy skin. He was able to rally physician support to develop resolutions at the Ohio AMA to regulate tanning beds. The American Academy of Pediatrics picked up his strategy and developed policy suggesting regulation of tanning parlors. One Doctor in a small town affected the lives of millions of American kids!! Way to go Lou Barich, MD! Ellen Buerk, MD Oxford, Ohio Pediatrician

Greg Hoes

Very sorry to hear the Doc passed away. My wife and I have a summer produce stand on the west side. Doc was one of my favorite customers. He always wanted the ‘sweetest’ sweet corn.

Guillermo R. Sicard M D

I am very sad

J Stone

Rest in peace..

Jack C. McGowan

Dr. Barich was a client but more so a friend. Kind, generous and civic-minded, we enjoyed many great conversations; "philosophizing" was how he referred to them. I will miss him greatly.

jim wimmer

I am very sorry to see that the Dr. has passed,he was a good man and a good doctor.

Judy Bowling-Pater

Sad to hear of his passing. He was truly one of Greatest, Kind & Caring. He truly will be missed.

Matt imfeld

I am sad to hear of his passing. He was very influential to me in the early 80s when I was applying for medical school. He was one of the influences on my decision to become a physician. He was a kind generous man and always took the time to talk with me. I have great memories of him. I am sorry for your loss. Matthew D Imfeld MD

Rick Casey

Dr. Barich was always kind, and cared a great deal about those around him, and his community. He will be greatly missed. Although I had not known him for very long, it was a pleasure and a privilege to know him.

Shannon Golden

Dr. B was a staple in my family for years. He gave my brother his first job. He educated me on the effects of tanning beds when I was a teenager, to this day I don’t use them. He truly was the best doctor and he always called me Smiley! May you find comfort in your heart knowing that he truly was an outstanding person.

Teresa and Doug Crawford

To the BARICH Family ... Our sympathy extended to you in this time of sorrow. Dr. Barich"s Office was located next door to my Families Funeral Home for many years and always enjoyed our times together. May he R.I.P.

Thelma Veroline

Dr. Barich Rest In Peace

Torie Overman

Sending so many prayers. It has been so many years since I have seen you but I still remember how kind of a person you are. Donna and you are in my thoughts daily. I love you. R.i.p.

Wilma Bergfeld MD

Louis was a very special dedicated dermatologist and family man. He and I have been friends for 40 years which began when I was the President, Ohio Dermatologic Association. Lou lead the campaign for Sun Safety for teenagers not only in Hamilton, but for the American Academy of Dermatology. He was awarded many Presidential citations for his work by both. When I was President, ODA, he helped make us a potent entity in the state and at the AAD. I remember Lou with great fondness and for what seems a life long effort to protect young people from skin cancer. Wilma Bergfeld MD