Passing of longtime ACTA member, Harry Bernat

December 12, 2012 | By

Dear ACTA members,

With pain and sadness, I would like to inform you of the passing of Harry Bernat, a member of the ACTA family since our inception. Harry lost his battle with stomach cancer on the morning of December 11, 2012. He was 88 years old. His wife, Fran, was constantly by his side during his round-the-clock hospice care the past several days. Many of you may have bumped into Harry during ACTA’s doubles league meetings or at social functions. He created a very strong team chemistry in the C-League team, the Destroyers, having captained the team for 18-consecutive years. We will sincerely miss Harry’s cheerfulness.

If you would like to express your appreciation for Harry, there will be a memorial remembrance this Sunday, December 16 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Kalas Funeral Home; 6160 Oxon Hill Road; Oxon Hill, MD (telephone number (301) 567-9424).

Trevor K. Chan
President, Arlington County Tennis Association