I am saddened to learn of Bernie's passing, and my thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. As I read his obituary, though saddened, I couldn't help but smile. As I read on I thought, "Yes, that describes Bernie". He introduced me to the Neon Chicken restaurant saying that I had to try it. He was one of a kind. It was a privilege to have known Bernie. I will remember him fondly.
Dear Chris and Tom,
How deeply saddened I was to open the Citizen this morning and read Bernie's obituary.
Had I been aware sooner I would have attended calling hours and the memorial service.
I have lost six of my former students now and each one breaks my heart. Bernie was a very special, sweet little kindergartner and that is how I will always remember him. He was a very fortunate child to have had the two of you for his parents. I know how you always advocated for him and loved him. My deepest sympathy goes out to you both.
My prayers goes out to the Gullotta Family. I am so sorry for your loss.