A lifelong “upstater,” Bert succumbed to multiple myeloma June 7, 2021, near his home on Canandaigua Lake, N.Y.

Born in Rochester, N.Y., Bert attended Rochester’s Allendale School, where he edited the yearbook and served on the student council. Moving on to Princeton, where he roomed with Bingler, Bodman, Burkhardt, Humphrey, and Schumacher, he majored in economics, rowed with the varsity heavyweights, and joined Dial, serving on the bicker committee. 

Commissioned an ensign out of Navy OCS following graduation, he served at sea as an air intelligence officer on an aircraft carrier. Upon his release from the Navy his upstate roots took hold again and he returned to his hometown, taking a position with Lincoln Rochester Trust and rising to vice president. Marrying in 1967, he adopted his wife’s two daughters, quickly produced two sons, and earned an MBA from the University of Rochester. 

By 1974 the marriage ended, Bert’s banking career was coming to a close, and he turned to real-estate property management, eventually forming his own company from which he retired shortly after our 55th reunion. He married Deirdre “Dee” Helton in 1982, and they had a wonderful life together.

Predeceased by his sister, Margaret, Bert is survived by his wife of 38 years, Dee; his daughters, Lynne ’81 and Elizabeth; his sons, Winton and David; and seven grandchildren. We have sent condolences.

Undergraduate Class of 1959