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Widow of broadcaster Red Barber dies at 90

March 4, 1997

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) _ Lylah Barber, the widow of Hall of Fame broadcaster Red Barber, died Monday after a lengthy illness. She was 90.

Mrs. Barber lived in Florida since the mid-1960s following her husband’s retirement as a baseball play-by-play announcer.

Barber, who rose to fame as a longtime announcer for the Brooklyn Dodgers, died in 1992 at age 84. The couple were married 61 years at the time of Barber’s death.

Mrs. Barber is survived by a daughter, Sarah Lanier Barber, of Santa Fe, N.M.

A funeral service is scheduled Thursday at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Tallahassee.

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