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November 27, 2012
Bill Kerensky was the back bone of community education in Florida. He was always there to assist in keeping schools open at night in many communities.He will be missed in education field as well as a friend. Thank you Bill Kerensky for coming my way!
November 27, 2012
I had the honor of being Bill's secretary when he was Eminent Chair at FAU. I worked with him for three years. There was not a finer gentlemen on the planet. I will miss him. He is surely in Heaven.
November 27, 2012
Bill Kerensky was a visionary leader and a mentor and inspiration to many. The first experiences in my 32-plus years at FAU involved writing grants with Dan Gardner under the auspices of Bill's community education office and Eminent Scholar Chair in Community Education—and his vision of helping people to gain confidence and skills and to enrich their lives. From that time until now, his personal interest, wise advice, and wonderful stories have enriched my life and career and touched my family as well.

Bill tried to take care of everyone—he and my husband, Paul, had long talks about career decisions and strategies, and he always remembered to ask about the children, Joe and Meg. It is a great source of comfort to me that Meg, who is a physical therapist, was one of the last people to have a long and deep conversation with him when he was in the hospital a few weeks ago, and he regaled her with many old FAU stories and anecdotes from her childhood that he somehow remembered after all those years.

The broad scope of Bill's caring undergirded his commitment to community education. One of the things I remember best—I call it a “Kerenskyism”—is that Bill often said, ‘'Everybody deserves to be treated with courtesy. People may not remember what you said to them, but they will remember how you treated them—and it can make a difference in their lives.”

Bill was a lifelong, self-directed learner and a wonderful conversationalist. His insatiable curiosity about everything and everyone led to another Kerenskyism: “I'm nosy. I'm just like the little old lady who wants to know everyone's business.” And, of course, once he had the facts, he sought to contribute or assist in any way he could. He was a willing mentor to innumerable grateful graduate students, young faculty members, governors, legislators, building maintenance workers —the whole spectrum of humanity. He was the faculty member who took the office staff to lunch on Secretary's Day—and one year he even volunteered to “man” the telephones when it appeared that one staff member would have to stay behind because coverage could not be arranged (and of course, he made a joke about his good deed).

It has been said that you can easily judge the character of an individual by how he or she treats those who are considered to be of lesser status by society. By that measure, and by any other, Vasil Kerensky shines as a true character: witty, kind, outspoken, visionary, and a true and lasting friend. May he rest in peace, knowing he is remembered fondly by the many people whose lives he touched.

I regret that I will not be able to attend his memorial due to a prior commitment based on a personal invitation to attend my grandson's 4th birthday party, but I know Bill will understand. Farewell, good friend.

Lucy M. Guglielmino
November 27, 2012
Our deepest sympathy to you Victoria and your family.....we know this heartache all to well and just know he will always be with you.
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