Orioles mourn Monica Barlow
The Baltimore Orioles family mourned the passing of public relations director Monica Barlow yesterday. Barlow died of lung cancer at age 36. Many Orioles players sent out tweets for Barlow and Orioles Owner Peter Angelos sent out this statement.
“It was with deep sadness that I learned of Monica’s passing this morning. In her 14 years with the club, she was a beloved member of the Orioles family, starting as an intern and becoming Director of Public Relations. Over the past four and a half years, the work Monica did to raise awareness and funds for cancer research was a testament to her dedication to helping others. The strength and resiliency she displayed by not letting her illness define her was a great inspiration to all who knew her. Her loss will be felt deeply by not only our front office staff, but also our manager, players and coaches, with whom she worked on a daily basis. On behalf of the club I extend my condolences to her husband, Ben; her parents, Wayne and Ramona Pence; her brother, Jonah; her sister, Natalie; and her family and friends.”
Barlow was a non-smoker and many of the media members of the Orioles wrote some nice articles on her. Here is one from Brittany Ghiroli.
I make my living writing, but never columns. And never anything this close to home. Monica will be missed: http://t.co/MFKQRfKa3I #orioles
— Brittany Ghiroli (@Britt_Ghiroli) February 28, 2014
Also here are some tweets from the Orioles players.
Buck said it best. Monica was an amazing person. She will be missed and remembered. pic.twitter.com/iTxHHW88Tl
— Darren O’Day (@DODay56) February 28, 2014
Thoughts and prayers go out to the @Orioles family today.
— Bud Norris (@BudNorris25) February 28, 2014