Joe died March 26, 2021, just 20 days after his 98th birthday.
Joe joined the Class of 1949 after three years in the Army Air Corps; he was a bombardier who was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. He left Princeton and eventually graduated from the University of Miami, having played football for both institutions. He held a variety of jobs, including a stint with the New York Police Department, before starting his career in advertising sales. He worked for Hearst Magazines and then for Curtis Publishing Co. He joined Stagebill, the Chicago-based publisher of theater and arts programs, and retired as its president when it was sold to Playbill, a larger New York publisher of similar programs.
In retirement, Joe and his wife, Maria, traveled extensively, especially to their home in Brazil. He loved golf and fishing, and despite his later years in Chicago he was a lifelong fan of the New York Yankees.
Joe will be remembered fondly by his extended family and his many friends.He was predeceased by his wife, Maria Luiza de Sa; and is survived by son Joseph P. Barbieri Jr.; two sisters; and four nieces and nephews.