Remembering Bernie Horton
Bernie Horton was a very accomplished coxswain, regatta announcer and referee, a great friend to many in the rowing community, and a world expert on a process to add nutritional content to foods. His obituary appeared in the Boston Globe on May 17, 2006, and another was published by the American Dairy Products Institute on May 10. There was a nice feature at row2k. We were with him the day, May 8, when he passed from this world to the next. We'll all miss you, Bernie, until we meet again! Salut, mon copain!
There will be a memorial service for Bernie at 11 p.m. on Thursday, June 29, 2006, at Cambridge Boat Club.
If you did not know Bernie, or even if you did, here are some highlights of his life you may not have known:
- He graduated at age 16 from the Bronx High School of Science.
- He was a coxswain at Cornell.
- He won the bronze medal at the 1963 Pan American Games.
- He trained and coxed crews that competed at the 1960 and 1964 Olympics.
- He was a founder of the National Rowing Foundation.
- In the 1970s, he was a member of the US Olympic women's rowing committee and rejoiced at the 1975 first women's national eight's silver medal at Worlds.
- Bernie was an announcer for the Head of the Charles® for decades, and a board member of CRASH-B for 25 years.
- During his life, Bernie worked at Boeing, Avco Corp., and Abcor Inc., and founded the chemical consultancy Horton International.
- Bernie was on the U.S. national committee of IDF for 18 years and a member of the ADPI technical committee for 10 years.
- Bernie was on the organizing committee for the 1997 and 2001 International Whey Conferences and co-chaired the 2005 International Whey Conference.
- Some of Bernie's articles can be found at PubMed, a service of NIH. Others might be available through Google Scholar. ADPI writes that Bernie had more than 50 publications on membrane processes, the utilization of whey and whey processing.
met à jour le 17 mai 2006, gsk