Kris, it's so hard to believe you are gone. You were such a part of our family for so many years. So many fun memories, camping, playing some mean cribbage games, discovering the Bay area together, and just hanging out - we had so many laughs! You were truly Uncle Burney to Ryan and Ian and a brother to me and Greg. Years have a way of slipping by and time can take us all by surprise. You left too soon, but you won't be forgotten, your laugh and your smile will live on in our hearts forever.
Seems like just last week when Uncle Bernie was sitting on the couch so gracefully letting young Kate and Gina mess up his hair and recomb to their liking with all the hair combed down in his eyes. Everyone would laugh and laugh, but no one was having more fun that our Uncle Bernie. He went along with anything the girls wanted to do. I think everyone thought Kris was their Uncle Bernie. Once when we went to a Giants game, Uncle Bernie babysat the girls. Unfortunately, the family rabbit passed away under his watch. He felt so bad, he returned the next day with a new baby bunny to try to ease the girls' sadness.
I can remember inviting him over for many a last minute family dinner, but he was always so organized, he had already cooked his dinner and was just waiting until supper time. He'd take a raincheck. Boy, what would I give for one of those rainchecks right now. Rest in Peace Bernie. Gone too soon! Let us all walk a little lighter and a little brighter in your honor. Love you and miss you. Lynn, Kate and Gina
Chris, you were such a big part of our family, and I think of you often. You were my cool uncle, I remember all of your cool cars, the schiraco, trans-am, Volvo, I remember camping with you, hanging out at your house with the cool bar and stereo equipment. Watching the 49ers play in the Super Bowl, the Joe Montana poster you got me, and that hilarious laugh. You went too soon, I'll miss you and remember you forever.
Hey Burn, As you would always say, "see you later my friend" and we will visit again. Always loved seeing your smile and hearing that laugh of yours during our many conversations together. Go Giants, Go Sharks and Go Niners!
There has been a mistake. Kris was not supposed to go so soon. I have known this guy for 57 years and his work is not done. Kris loves to tell stories, his jokes are hilarious and how can you not love his smile. When Kris leaves the room we are embracing the time we had with him.
What we see in Kris is the best of the best in human nature. He will do anything to comfort a friend in need. Kris is very loyal to friends and he is ethically and morally sound.
Kris will always find the time to make a phone call, just to say hello. Kris just loves his friends and he is loved back. We are his family. Kris will always be in my heart and mind. I love this guy. He will always be my brother!
Kris, I'm glad we crossed paths over the last 5 years. Thank you for your positive spirit, easy-going nature and real estate business. I appreciate the numerous stories and life lessons you've shared. RIP my friend.
You were a great salesman and friend. Enjoyed all your great stories.
Rest in peace.
JB Mission Floors Jo Ann Perkins
Not just a Tenant, but a good friend. "Rest in Peace"
Roy & Elaine Stanley
Not just a Tenant, but a good friend. We will miss you.
Elaine & Roy Stanley
Los Gatos Oaks
Kris, From the first time we met in 1978 in your back yard when Charlie Smith introduced us I knew we would see good times. You shared your house with me for 2 1/2 years and your friendship forever. Thanks for being the best man in my wedding and always being there for me and my family. We shared so many experiences, most of which can't be mentioned here. LOL! Kris I miss you already, signed "The Young Billy Knowles"
Dear Uncle Kris,
Thank you for all the great memories and for being you! A superior bbq Chef, an extraordinary tour guide and most of all a fantastic Uncle to me and my kids! We had some great conversations over the years and I hold your laugh in my heart until we meet again my friend! Love you Buddy!
Dear, Dear Kris,
I will always think of You every-time I see the Sharks, cheer on the 49ers or drink Australian beer. I still don't know how such a damn awful swing beat me time and again, without remorse. You were brutal brother and I loved you for it. Thank you for all the great rounds, all the good food, the great chats, the ice cold beers and simply for being there and being Yourself. I love you my Brother from another Mother.
Save a tee time for me, maybe next time I won't take it easy on you.
Uncle Bernie you will be missed! Love ya.
Kris, I don't think we ever saw you without a smile on your face. Your kind heart and warm hugs will be missed immensely. You were adored by our girls from the day we met. We will miss you dearly. Until we meet again, we love you.
Kris, I so loved your smile and hugs. You were part of our lives for many years and I will miss you my friend.....
I so loved your smile and hugs. You've been in our lives for so many years and I will miss you my friend.....
Who would have known that we get hired by the same company on the same day and lucky enough to work together for 5 great years. Man im gonna miss you buddy!
My Friend, My Pal, My Best Buddie, You have touched my life in ways you may never know. I will be thinking about you every day until we meet again. I will let you know when I'm on my way so you can get us a tee time in Heaven.
I can't wait to see your next hole in one...I hear the greens are immaculate.
God Bless You My Friend...
Your Pal JB
Bernie, I'll always remember us as kids walking to school, I 'll miss you my old friend
Your amazing smile and warmth will be truly missed. We were so lucky to have you in our family. See you on the other side!