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Bernard Uhalt Jr.

Walnut Creek, California

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Bernard "Frenchy" Uhalt, Jr. April 27, 1910 - Sept. 3, 2004 Born April 27, 1910 in Bakersfield, CA, he was the son of French-Basque immigrants Benita Asnarez and Bernard Uhalt, Sr. from the Pyrenees, who settled in Bakersfield opening Uhalt's Blacksmith Shop on East 19th and Kern. Known as...

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Bernie was a great guy. He was a gentle soul and has a caring heart. He will always give everything he had just to help a person in need. All through his years, he said he never once asked for anything from anybody. He always tried to please everybody and tried not to be a burdened to anyone. He had never lost his zest for life. He once told me he wanted to learn new things like computers and how to use the cell phone. Sometimes, I don't think he had dementia. He also said he doesn't feel...

Bernie was a great guy. He was a gentle soul and had a caring heart. He will always give everything he had just to help a person in need. All through his years, he said he never once asked for anything from anybody. He always tried to please everybody and tried not to be a burdened to anyone. He had never lost his zest for life. He once told me he wanted to learn new things like computers and how to use the cell phone. Sometimes, I don't think he had dementia. He also said he doesn't feel...

Growing up in San Francisco, I was a fan of Bernie Uhalt and often watced chase down flyballs at Seals Stadium. Although we never met, I always had him high on my list of sports heroes. Later in life, I became sports editor of the Oakland Tribune and often attended annual reunions of PCL players at Oakland Museum. I wondered what happened to Frenchy. From the obit, I now know he had a long and good life with a wonderful wife, family and, especially, grand kids. My sympathy goes out to...