I worked with Bernie for over ten years. He was a genius and a mentor that I turned to frequently, even after I left Poughkeepsie. I spoke with him recently and it was Bernie asking me to shepherd a young colleague of his. He was generous with his time, thoughtfulness, knowledge and kindness. I enjoyed talking with him about work, math and the Adirondacks. My deepest feelings go out to you and your family. He will be strongly missed.