On behalf of the family of Bernie Kazienko, to everyone who paid tribute to Bernie, thank you.
To the Brooke County Sheriff's Department, West Virginia State Police, Wellsburg Police Department and all law enforcement agencies who came to pay their respects to Bernie, thank you. To all of the Brooke County fire departments, thank you.
To WTOV, the Herald-Star, Weirton Daily Times and Wheeling Intelligencer and News-Register, for their tributes to Bernie, thank you.
To the Reasner Funeral Home staff, thank you. Words cannot express how wonderful you were to us in our time of grief.
To everyone who made a monetary donation to Bernie's Kids, thank you. To everyone who donated a toy for the project, thank you. Your generosity will keep the Bernie's Kids project alive.
Bernie was larger than life, a humble, gentle man with a heart to match. He never met a stranger. He knew everyone. Bernie touched the hearts of many through his kindness and generosity.
Bernie was a family man. His children, grandchildren, brothers and sisters, aunts and many nieces and nephews as well as his cousins are living proof of how large his family was and how much he cared about each and every one of them.
To all of you, thank you and God bless you.