Widow of broadcaster Red Barber dies at 90
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.