Bert was associated with BIS from around 2003 to around 2010. He lived in Fontana and drove over to Cathedral City to attend our weekly dances. He attended many conventions. The last time I saw him was, I think, at the Seattle convention in 2018. He was no longer dancing and did not appear to be in good health.
— Dwight Fine
Oh, thank you for sharing. He was always so fun to dance and chat with.
— Louise Richards
I’m so saddened to hear that this delightful man has left us. 😞
— Reed Vernon Waller
I always thought of Bert as the Elton John of square dancing.
— Tedd Foley
R. I. P🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
— Michael Weiss
— Tomas Todd
Bert you will be missed!!! You were the life of the Party! Always had me laughing! 😜🇺🇸🌈🙏🙏🙏
— Jeff Wise
May his memory be a blessing; his life and his smile sure were....
— Bo O'Dell
Always smiling. That’s how I will remember him.RIP.
— John Mckinstry
— Randy Clarke-Ianiero
Oh nooooo ... I taught Bert to dance at Royalty Squares!!! 😢
— Deborah Carroll-Jones
I am so sorry ! Good night Bert; sleep well; you will be missed.
— Benny Sevilla
Another ray of sunshine dimmed. Elin loved you Bert and had so much fun with you.
— Terri Sherrer
A sweet soul - RIP Bert.
— John Faulds
Very, very sad. And from when I met him @ Royalty Squares, "Turn around Bert". And danced with him @ Empire, GSS, TTS, SS, BiS and too many conventions, a bright multi-colored light has gone out. Honor him by letting your loudest freak flag fly!
— Harvey Soldan
Another bright light has left. Always enjoyed sitting and listening to all the wonderful stories he had to tell.
— Frances Glenn
I will miss you Bert! RIP
— Gordon Macaw
At lease he won’t have to pay anymore taxes.
— Harold Dillashaw
Oh No! So sorry. RIP Bert.
— Sandie Bryant
What a hilarious, wonderful, dedicated soul. I shall miss Bert.
— RD Frankel
So sorry 🙏 🙏
— Evan M. Malin
A friend to all.
— Richard Hugunine
Naked camp won't be the same without you, Bert!
— Nick Martellacci
This is a shock. Wanted to type "no, no, no." I will miss him greatly.
— Clara Welch
Convention just won't be the same without Bert. He was quite the character. RIP Bert
— Brian Wilding