Dear Lynn, Margaret, Joshua, and Justin,
I was shocked and saddened to learn of Bernie's untimely death.
We were just getting to know each other, although we'd carried on an email relationship for many years. I am Bernie's first cousin once removed, oldest granddaughter of Joseph and Lena. Bernie was a great story-teller and a wonderful family historian. His stories were always interesting, and some of them were downright funny!
I'm glad to have known him for the time we had together. I'll miss him very much.