Bert died unexpectedly Jan. 17, 2015, of kidney cancer.
He came to the college from Belle Harbor, N.Y. A graduate of Far Rockaway High School, at Princeton he roomed with Dan Broughton, Preston Tsao, Bill Jones, Tom Harvey, Bob Fox, and Bob Greco ’66. He majored in history and was an active member of Dial Lodge. Roommates remember he had a special fascination with thoroughbred racing and wrote his senior thesis on the history of New York’s Aqueduct Racetrack.
After Princeton Bert was a volunteer for VISTA, the American government domestic service corps. Stationed in South Dakota, he worked at an Indian reservation. He attended a VISTA conference in 1968 in Missouri, where he met another VISTA volunteer, Cindy, who became his wife.
After VISTA service Bert graduated from the University of Southern California Law School and began family law practice in Beverly Hills. Bert and Cindy lived in West San Fernando Valley and raised two children, Brandy and Jeremy. Bert’s legal career was marked by a philosophy his classmates recognized early on in the character and integrity of the man.
Bert is survived by Cindy; children Brandy and Jeremy; and grandchildren Amelia, Nathaniel, and Josephine.