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Longtime Penguins' PA announcer Barbero passes away

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The Sports Network
7/27/2010 11:54:00 AM
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Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - The Pittsburgh Penguins' longtime public address announcer John Barbero passed away Monday evening at the age of 65.

Barbero had been battling a brain tumor since February 2009.

"On behalf of the entire Penguins organization, I want to express our deepest sympathy to John's family," said team owner and former team superstar Mario Lemieux. "John was one of a kind, a true professional, and he always will be remembered as a member of the Penguins family. He will be missed."

Barbero worked 36 seasons for the team, starting in 1972-73, which included all three Stanley Cup championship campaigns. His final game was Game 6 of the 2009 Stanley Cup Finals against Detroit, when the Penguins won the last of their three titles.

 

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