Dear Editor: It brings me tremendous sadness to learn of the passing of my mentor, friend and confidant, also long-time Tablet sports columnist, Bernie Beglane. I think that’s the first time I ever referred to him as anything other than Dean. He was always my dean and I was forever his pupil.
When news about the death of Bernie Beglane reached us, it was not a surprise. Bernie had been in failing health for the past couple years while members of his family cared for him at his Hampton Bays, L.I., home. He was 88 years old when he died at home on Wednesday, Aug. 19.