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Coni Beck Essinger posted a condolence
Sunday, December 9, 2018Dear Renee and family, I am so sorry to hear about Mike’s passing. As you know I worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist when Mike was the Special Education Director for Yakima School District. Mike was a born leader. He was indisputably the greatest director I ever had the pleasure to work with. Mike was a listener and he appreciated his employees. He loved people and was a champion for students with special needs. He also had a great sense of humor as any of us will tell you when we put on our annual Christmas skit and he was the man of the year with his “Blue Swede Jacket”. He was fun, humble and deeply respected. I feel privileged that I knew Mike. The world has lost one of its great spirits. With love and light, Coni Essinger
Becky Thomas posted a condolence
Sunday, December 9, 2018Renee, I am so saddened with Mike's passing. He was a great person to work with and he will always have my deepest respect. His sense of humor was unsurpassed and he made work fun! Please accept my condolences to you and your family. Peace and blessings, Becky Thomas
Merle Kirkley posted a condolence
Saturday, December 8, 2018Our hearts go out to the Renaee and the Beranazzani Family. Mike was a friend for many years and always enjoyed talking with him about kids and education. He made a strong impact for kids. He most loved to talk his family and the joy they brought. He will be missed Our love and prayers Merle &Joanne
Ken and Suzette Gottschalk posted a condolence
Friday, December 7, 2018Dear Renee, We are so sorry for your loss. You and Mike were a great team, raising two great kids. I have such sweet memories of taking care of them. 68 used to seem like a lot of years, but now, we hope for the time for more precious time with the ones we love. Please know that you and your family are in our prayers for God's comfort and peace in the days ahead. Love, Ken and Suzette Gottschalk
Julia and Don Blesio posted a condolence
Tuesday, December 4, 2018Dear Renee and family, We have been saddened these past two weeks to learn of the death of your mother followed by the death of Mike. We have both know Mike during his years in Yakima both through the Yakima School District, the ESD and through community projects and Rotary. Mike was unique. You liked him the moment you met him. He was just there to be a friend, colleague, listener and doer. We were sorry when you left Yakima but are sadder still for his loss to you, your family and any of those who were priviliged to know him. May you know our thoughts are with you at this time. Don and Julia Blesio
Dick Mariotti posted a condolence
Tuesday, December 4, 2018So sorry, Rene, to hear of Mike's passing. He and I served on the Washington State Arts Commission together and had many similar interests (besides our Italian heritage). Best wishes to you and your family.
suzi strausz posted a condolence
Tuesday, December 4, 2018Rene and family, So very sorry to hear of Mike's passing. Mike was an amazing person who had a very positive impact on education in the Yakima Valley. I am blessed to have known Mike in college, enjoying his great sense of humor, and his love of history and his students at Davis. Please know that Zan and my love will be with you at the Celebration of Mike's life and also throughout the next few months ahead.
Michael Bernazzani lit a candle
Monday, December 3, 2018
Brenda Vredenburgh Rolfs posted a condolence
Sunday, December 2, 2018I was so sorry to read about Mike's passing. My sincere condolences to you, Renee, and your family. Mike was a wonderful man and you were so lucky to have him in your life.
Deb Landis posted a condolence
Sunday, December 2, 2018Mike Bernazzani was the most amazing man, boss, leader and visionary for public education. What he did to enhance and improve the quality and quantity of education in the Yakima Valley was remarkable. As his obituary stated his vision was far reaching and gave many the opportunity to instill programs that afforded students many advantages and opportunities they would not have otherwise had. Mike always made time for you and made you think in that moment you were the most important person in his life. His compassion and caring was unremarkable and always reached many to have that same compassion and caring. I was one who has had the privilege of working with him. I have a lifetime of memories as well as a heart fill with gratitude for all the time I got to spend with Mike. Renee, Mark and Brooke, I am truly so sad for you loss, as well as all of ours. He was taken to soon, but his contribution to all of us will never be forgotten! Deb Landis
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Friday, November 30, 2018
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