On Monday, February 21st, 2022, our beloved Barry Oursler passed away unexpectedly from complications from his recent illnesses. I am Kathy Urtiaga-Oursler's sister and started this fundraiser to help her.
Barry was an amazing pinball game designer and was loved and admired by so many in the pinball world. He met Kathy in 2018 and brought her into that world shortly after they started dating. They married in 2019, and he quickly became a loving part of our family. He had never been an Uncle and was so happy to become "Uncle Barry." Barry loved his family in Chicago, San Antonio and his friends all over the world.
Barry lost his income and health insurance in 2021 while battling cancer. Needless to say, his medical bills, along with monthly bills, quickly escalated. After a lengthy stay in the hospital last December, we found his cancer returned and spread. He was advised to restart his treatment; however, his Medicare would not be effective until February 1st. He started his new chemo treatments on 2/15 and 2/16 but had an adverse reaction within a few days. He was hospitalized on 2/20 and passed away shortly after on 2/21. His passing has been devastating to everyone, especially Kathy, who has been left with an overwhelming amount of debt as she grieves the loss of her loving husband.
Please help us relieve some of this burden as she comes to grips with how she is moving forward without him.