- 73 years old
- Date of birth: Dec 17, 1937
- Place of birth:
Ft Myers, Florida, United States
- Date of passing: May 17, 2011
- Place of passing:
Port Charlotte, Florida, United States
|Let the memory of Bernie be with us forever|
"Another Thanksgiving without you. Tomorrow we would have been married 57 years if we had not had any interruptions. You are still missed and loved very much."
"Five years and we are hanging in there without you. Bern and I put up some pictures in the bedroom on Mothers's Day. You and I are over the closet. Also put up the bass. I still think of things I need to tell you and then I remember. You don't have email there. I hope you know how much we miss you and love you."
"I can't believe it's been 5 years, I really miss you. There are so many things I would love to share with you, especially getting to know my boys. I know you're watching over us, until we meet again. Love you grandpa, thank you."
"five years, wow time fly's. All I can say is that it's really weird missing you. I talk to you all the time but feel like we have one way conversations now. I can see your face and almost hear your voice. I miss all the things that made you my dad and I wish you could have hung in there a little longer."
"December is full of memories, Your birthday and Christmas bring back many happy memories. It seems like the longer you have been gone, the more I have things I want to tell you. Silly things like a building being demolished. You would know the business there. I think I have something to tell you, then I remember. I can't. I miss you and love you more each day."
"Happy Birthday Dad, I sure do miss you!"
"Hey Mister, we missed you when we celebrated Mother's Day, like we do everyday. You left us way to easy, way to early and way to fast. Live isn't fair and neither is death. I love and respect you more everyday."
"Today is your birthday. 77 years...makes me feel old. I truly miss you. Chip has joined you this year along with your friends, Bert and Howard.
I like to imagine all of you fishing. You still have my love."
"Happy Birthday Dad! I miss you more every year. You sure left a strong legacy. I only wish you were here for us all to make you proud. I love you Dad and thanks for everything you've done for us all!"
"I would much rather be saying Happy Birthday! I wish you could have been around a lot longer. Doing repairs on the boat you gave me, I wish you were here to enjoy it with me. I love you dad!"
"It has been 3 years since you left us, but never a day goes by that I don't look at your picture on the wall beside my computer and smile
back at you. I know by now you must be surrounded by loved ones and friends. I will love you forever."
""Happy Birthday Dad! You are truly missed!""
"Your Mother, your brother, Pat; and Kim and Marty and Will did not let your birthday yesterday go by without thinking about you. We all reminisced about you with love."
"It is coming up on two years since you have been gone. It is not easier.
I keep thinking of things I should have talked to you about. I am glad to see your smiling face on the wall every morning and rerun our happy memories. I love you!"
"We miss you every day, Bernie!"
"Such tender thoughts for both you and Phyliss.. Know that you both are deep in our hearts and we light a birthday candle in your honor Bernie."
"Another year and yet you arn't here, it is hard to believe you are gone forever. I miss you more amd more every year. Death is and has hard lessons. We all will go that way one day but before we do, we will see many a loved one go before us. I hope there is something beyond this world for us all so we can continue on our to our greater purpose and to give us a place to reunite. I love you"
"There are some things one never forgets....Bernie's infectious smile is like a ray of sunshine that continues to warm my soul. In a time when the unthinkable occurs with too much regularity, we can not help but reflect on those who made helping others positively their "norm" in life. Bless you, Bernie , you brought sunshine to everyone."
"Tomorrow is your 75th birthday. I sure wish you were here to let us celebrate this milestone. We were supposed to grow old together.
I love you!"
"Happy Fathers Dad, Dad! You are truely missed and cherrished!
I love you!"
"dad i havent been able to accept your passing. you were always there for me no matter how bad i was. you taught me so much and i needed to learn so much more. ive been selfish and so wraped up in my own made up world. im truly sorry for being the son i was. i really miss our times together. the last few years was really the best years of my life and im greatful to god for you dad..."
"One year.... time reduces the acute pain of loss, but time does not diminish the love one shares. Bernie was well loved by many.. that does not go away."
"Today seems harder. It’s been a year but I still see you and almost hear you. Times fly’s but you were always there, if only a call away and now you’re not. I still want to talk to you and I miss you. You weren’t my best friend, you were my Dad. Thank both you and Mom for all you did for your two sons. The summer vacations to see family and to Washington, the summer camps and the places we lived"
"America was young and a place to explore and you and Mom opened my eyes. As it turns out it you were my best friend. I wouldn’t be who I am today without your love and sacrifice. I can see that more today than ever. I love you Dad!"
"I did it Grandpa! Thank you and Grandma for helping me get through college- the little graduation duck that Monica got me is sitting right next to your picture in my living room :) I think about you all the time, you with your funny random comments, your famous ribs (and the accompanying beans which I proclaimed at 5 I would never like- I still don't, Grandpa!), and your smile. I love you!"
"It's been a year but I still think of things I want to tell you. I look at your picture every day. Chipper is still going strong, acts like a puppy.
I keep thinking of that last Mother's Day celebration when you wanted to take us to Red Lobster but instead we got carry out and celebrated with you at home. You still have my heart! I Love you!"
"Our condolences to Phyllis and all the family on losing a wonderful person like Bernie. You were the best friends and neighbors to us while we lived next door to you. Always generious and kind. With our brood of dogs and your Chip we have so many happy memories to remember. Whenever we think of you..and we will often..we will smile. May your faith help you through each day Phyllis."
"You never were one to like birthdays and Christmas, but you sometimes came up with really neat surprises and gifts at a time I was least expecting them. Roses are red and violets are blue, you are always my Valentine and I still love you.
"Today was a momentous day in history. Orville Wright took wing and man has reached higher ever since. On this day, Bernie was born. Little did we know the heights he would reach nor the hearts he would touch. Although I miss Bernie very much, it isn't the loss I feel as much as the warmth, compassion and humor he so liberally shared. May he soar with the angels and live in our hearts."
"Bernie was my Florida Angel. He had a smile like sunshine and gave of himself freely to help anyone who smiled upon him, or not. To say he is missed, does not begin to express the depth of our loss. I like to think he is still smiling on us and offering a helping hand."
"December 17, 1903 was the day the Wright Brothers first flew. December 17, 1937 was the day my Dad was born, thus his middle name. What a great idea that was!"
"Thanks for all the good times, the fun and vacations, thanks for making me work hard and driving home the hard lessons. Thanks for working so hard to provide for your family. Thanks for watching out for us and taking care of us, even after you're gone! you're missed more everyday"
"There are so many things to remember and so many things to say. Dad your gone too soon! I miss you and think of you everyday. I go to grab the phone or write you an email and then i remember that your gone and that I can never talk to you or ask for your advise again. I love you!"
"Grandpa Crews was always the only Grandpa I ever remembered being part of my life. He was the fun, quiet,and constant Grandpa I loved. I loved visiting him and seeing how happy having his grandchildren around made him. Grandpa Crews will forever be my Grandpa and I will miss him."
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