Bernard “Bernie” Whitton

Date of Death: October 7, 2022
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Memories from his brother Will The pain and sorrow of losing my brother Bernie is overwhelming. Bernie was such a good guy generous, kind, and compassionate. His work for Pastors for Peace led him to drive to the Port of Montreal to ship relief aid for Cuba. He also once drove to Nicaragua with aContinue Reading

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Mary M Gavaghan left a message on November 9, 2022:
Bernie walked up to pulpit to give tribute to his mother at her funeral. He looked sharp in a brown sport coat, shirt and tie. His words in content and delivery were eloquent. Mrs. Dale passed away in July of 2016, a Presidential election year with no incumbent candidate. Although a beautiful heartfelt message was made afterwards, my memory of Bernie was his opening line. “Good afternoon, I’m Sigrid’s son, her second favorite Bernie.” When he ended and stepped down from the alter you knew a few things about Bernie. You knew he was a man of humor, intelligence, and compassion. A man who loved deeply and was deeply loved in return. My thoughts are with you Willie and Evelyn. Rest In Peace Bernie.
Lisa left a message on November 4, 2022:
My deepest condolences to Willie and Evelyn. I meet Bernie in the late 1970s. We shared mutual friends. Bernie was always kind-hearted, good-natured, and quick witted. His house became the place to hang out. Sometimes we hung out at Bernie's and he wasn't even there. He never seemed to mind coming home to company or having us around. He was our concert ticket connection and we attended numerous concerts together. We traveled to Cincinnati for a concert at Riverfront Stadium in 1978 with our friend Patty. He knew the venue well, being a Reds baseball fan. We shared a love for baseball and attended a game in Chicago with friends Buck and Doug. I grew up in Chicago and was a Cubs fan. The rivalry was on!. Most of us married in the 80s, had kids and life got very busy. Years later my husband saw Bernie handing out water at a Indy mini marathon race. He came home and told me he saw my old buddy Bernie. It had been years since I'd seen him. We invited him to dinner, he came, and we spent hours catching up on our lives. We crossed paths occasionally in the years that followed. He never failed to ask about my husband and children. Bernie was a sweet friend and a gentle soul. I have nothing but good memories of Bernie.
Janet Deery Wolfe left a message on October 30, 2022:
I was a classmate of Benard's at Out Lady of Lourdes. ( I think towards the end of 8th grade we started calling him Bernie.?) If I remember correctly he did not come to Lourdes until 7th grade? I remember he was quiet and so very kind. In Sister Justitia's 8th grade class we always sat in rows by who had the highest grade average from the previous week. Bernie always has the 1st desk with the highest average. I always thought he was the smartest person I had ever met.? I was reading the obits and saw his name. I am so very sorry to hear of his passing. It sounds as though he led a life that was full of doing good things and caring for others. Surely, he is resting in heaven. My sympathies to your family. Janet Deery Wolfe
Laura Bramble left a message on October 28, 2022:
My condolences to your family. I worked with Bernie many years ago at Central Library. He was a kind, gentle person.
Cremation Society of Indiana left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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