A message from Tom

Posted June 15th, 2010 in Memories of Horst and tagged by neil

I find it so amazing that friends of my dad take the time and share with us what it meant to them to know him. This here is one from Tom, who worked with him when I was just a baby.

I had the pleasure of not only working with Horst while with Lightolier but many years earlier when we both worked together at Gotham Lighting back in the 70’s.  In particular, I can remenmber the day that he told me that your family was moving to Australia. When I asked him how he was ever able to convince your mother to make such a drastic relocation move, he told me that it wasn’t him but rather, your mom who was the driving force behind this decision. We kind of chuckled over this fact. With Australia being at that time more of a frontiers land, indicative of the Old West in the USA, I wished him and the rest of your family God Speed in this new endeavor. Once there, through Dan Schisler, we got periodic updates on how you were all doing. That experience sounded like REAL FUN and I am sure left lasting memories on the entire Bernhart clan.

Your dad was a very special person and will surely be missed. May God Bless you and your family and truly, your dad made a difference and touched the lives of many peoples.

Well, Tom… our time in Australia had very lasting memories with all of us. I will be posting many photos of our good times down under, as soon as I get some scanned in. Thank you for sharing your wonderful memories of him.

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