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Bernard "Barney" Li
August 02, 1946 - May 03, 2008


Wednesday, July 27, 2016 7:02 PM

Just a reminder that not one day goes by that I don't think about Barney (Bernard). Whenever I have a question about business, I ask myself - what would Barney do? I am so grateful for his mentoring and his ability to forgive and forget.

Everything I am today I owe to Barney. He gave me more than one chance and ultimately I was able to execute a small measure of his wisdom. I sponsored this site and intend to continue. I only wish I had one more chance to speak with Barney and review my plans that have led me to being a conceptualizer and designer of CE product goods as well as an importer. I truly miss his wisdom and his humor.
Charles Sherman (Dallas, TX)

Saturday, April 23, 2011 9:13 AM

Everything I am today I owe to Barney. He gave me more than one chance and ultimately I was able to execute a small measure of his wisdom. I sponsored this site and intend to continue. I only wish I had one more chance to speak with Barney and review my plans that have led me to being a conceptualiser and designer of CE product goods as well as an importer. I truly miss his wisdom and his humor.
Charles Sherman (Bella Vista, AR)

Wednesday, October 06, 2010 3:17 PM

To family and friends of Barney Li: Please accept my condolences on his passing.

He was my high school friend. For some unknown reason, after so many years, an image of Barney popped into my head. I don't think we saw one another since '68, but I've retained a firm memory of him. A search on the internet yielded the terrible truth.

To those who didn't know him in the Pleistocene Era, I can report that Barney was well-mannered, studious, had a sharp sense of humor and a sharp crease in his trousers. For those reasons, and also for his warmth, my parents were delighted that I hung out with him. He and I and one or two other guys held many an important meeting at the local Hot Shoppe burger joint in Bethesda. We were all car-crazy. Back then, very few high-school kids had their own cars.

Barney and I were the smart ones. We mused on what we would do and where we would do it. Neither of us had a baked plan.

His idiosyncratic way of speaking has stuck with me all these years: a slow, methodical unwinding of sentences... I trust that he brought his oratory style with him to CA and used it to good effect. From what I read of his life post-high school, it seems as if he did––royally. It pleases me to know that when it came to living life to the full, Barney didn't take any prisoners.

Sincerely,

Tom
Tom Zuk (Hoboken, NJ, NJ)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009 2:18 PM

Dear Lese, Justin, Nikki, and Darren,

I am so saddened to learn about Barney's passing. He was very kind to me and someone who taught me a great deal about business and marketing. He was a genius. Someone who lived his life perfectly balancing his family, intellect, creativity and ability to bring ideas to realities. I truly admired Barney and am very sorry for your loss.
Stephanie Clark (Fairport, NY)

Monday, May 19, 2008 6:27 PM

When I think about what it is that stood out to me the most about Mr. Li, it would have to be the way in which he loved his family and especially his wife. It has always been such a pleasure to be around this family as the love each of you exudes and shows each other is rare and special. I'm still trying to find the words to tell each of you how sorry I am and how much I too will miss him. I want all of you to know how truly you are loved and that I will always be here for each of you.
Nicole Mazzola (San Diego, CA)

Sunday, May 18, 2008 11:18 PM

In the years I spent with Barney and Elizabeth riding motorcycles I always wanted to know each of you better. The eternal smile, the happiness you both always exhibited, the warmth for all around you and the most beautiful cars, trucks and motorcycles. When Glen bought your motorcycle and was able to spend time with you both I was jealous, I too wanted to be a part of this family. My heart goes out to you Elizabeth and now that we've lost John Matherson too, it's almost too much to take. I will be in touch and hope that you can get past these first months with lots of family and friends to help you. Barney will be so missed. We hope to see you on the 500 some how.
Catherine Long (Tres Piedras, NM)

Thursday, May 15, 2008 12:48 PM

Lece and Kids,
We wanted to call you but we decided not and use the website. Thinking of your grief and sadness, We think that reading is much easier on your heart than listening to our voice and memories flooding your emotions. We love you very much and our grief for your loss is heartbreaking. You are still beautiful as ever and I know that you will continue your life with you kids just as you did with Barney. We WILL call you later. You can call us anytime you wish. 1-702 363-6325. Tell your Mom we miss her and we will call her.

We Love you and Justin, Darren & Nikki

Uncle Fing and Auntie Rosie
Efren & Rosie Techaira (Las Vegas, NV)

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 3:42 PM

Lece,

I am saddened to learn of the loss of your husband. Please accept my sincere condolences to you, and your children. Though I never met Barney, my brother, John has told me wonderful stories of times spent with your family. May God bless and keep you in his care.
Your cousin,
Marsha
Marsha Noyes-Fleming (Copperas Cove, TX)

Sunday, May 11, 2008 2:00 AM

Uncle Barney~
Ever since I can remeber, you have always been so caring and loving towards everone around you. Family was always so important to you and I know your family especially loved you just as much. I'll never forget when I was little, all of the Christmas mornings we all shared, and our "christmas after christmas" get togethers...I remember when Hannah first met Winston and when she got scared, she kept running back to you to be safe..Until she was ready for Winston again :) Thank you for inspiring me and everyone to do our best, and live life to it's fullest."Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours though and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy" :)
Love, Whitney
Whitney Cordero (Rancho Santa Margarita, CA)

Friday, May 09, 2008 5:13 PM

"There are places I'll remember
All my life, though some have changed
Some forever, not for better
Some have gone and some remain
All these places have their moments
With lovers and friends I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life, I've loved them all

But of all these friends and lovers
There is no one (that) compares with you
And these memories lose their meaning
When I think of love as something new
Though I know I'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I'll often stop and think about them
In my life, I love you more

Though I know I'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I'll often stop and think about them
In my life, I love you more
In my life--- I love you more"

Thank you Barn.
With all my heart forever,
Nina
Annette Russo (San Clemente, CA)
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