Rest in peace, my friend.
My sincere condolences to Burt's family. I first met Burt at one of our dances at the Riverwatch in the Strip District. Burt was a top notch dancer and teacher who loved to dance the Shag. Burt wanted to teach me the Shag and we used to meet on a Monday night at the 915 dance Club near Monroeville. Needless to say, I just couldn';t get the hang of it. But, Burt was so patient, so courtesy, so compassionate, and truly, a wonderful, gentle, dear man. Thank you Burt, for your tireless patients in teaching me the Shag. May the Good Lord Shine upon you and Bless you in Eternal Life.
Dancing friend Mary.
My fondest memories of Bert always include dancing...from the time he was a teenager dancing around the kitchen with a broom when he was supposed to be helping with the dinner cleanup. He always seemed so very happy and his smile lit up his face. He enjoyed life, his family, his friends, and music of any kind. I will miss him dearly.
My memory of Burt will always be of a kind, smiling man who enjoyed every minute of each dance he so generously shared with so many of us. Always a gentle coach, wanting his partner to be the focus of the dance, not him. A bittersweet memory will also be of your love and devotion to Paulette and your kindness and hope in all of us attending a Healing Mass together. Rest in peace, dear Burt.
Sending my sincere sympathies and prayers to Burt's family. I have nothing but fond memories of him and his smile at each of the dances that I saw him at.
Bert, You were a wonderful man. A very caring person who would always take the time to help and praise every
dancer he came across. When he and his wife would dance people would watch. Bert had the moves.
We will miss you my friend. I'm sure that God will have you showing the angels a few moves real soon.
RIP my dear friend. You were a wonderful teacher.
Uncle Bert was a really good uncle and friend to me over these many years, never judging negatively and always providing advice and help. He provided much insight as to our close family history along with describing the personalities of family members who had preceded him. He always had a funny story to share with our daughters about his "Big Brother Jack" when they were growing up that gave us joy to hear. He always spoke highly of how much he appreciated my Dad "looking out for him in his youth" especially after their mother died so young and as they grew older, too. As a teenager in high school, my friends always enjoyed seeing and talking with Uncle Bert. They especially liked him talking about dancing and partying in those days. They described him at the time as being the "youngest 40 year old" they knew. I always had a sense of pride while working at "J&L's" that I had an Uncle who was respected throughout the company by those who worked with him as to his knowledge, skills and work ethic. After he retired, his assistance on several projects and his sharing of steel industry knowledge and experience helped grow our safety, industrial hygiene and environmental consulting company at AM Health and Safety, Inc. On the day of his passing, I received an email announcing that the annual J&L/LTV Steel Pittsburgh Works, By Product Department reunion was postponed for this Saturday to be re-scheduled soon. He really enjoyed attending these little informal gatherings and seeing and talking to his colleagues. These men and women from the "old days" of steel were and still are an inspiration to me. I count my self very lucky to have had Uncle Bert as an Uncle and Friend. I will miss him dearly. Thank you Uncle Bert for everything and much Love.
Your Nephew, "Little?" Bernie