Death of a Fish Salesman. Good-bye, Fishy.

If you shopped at Pittsford Wegmans over the past 20 years or so (and if you live in Rochester, that’s most likely you) you remember his cheerful whistle.

Bernie the fish guy actually whistled while he worked, setting an example for us all to strive to be happy at one’s occupation every day.  He only stopped whistling to greet you with a big hello and help you select the choicest cut of fish for whatever dinner you were planning for the night.  He truly was the ambassador of the Wegmans fish department. Working at Wegmans was his second career. After owning his own fish market, he started working at Wegmans at age 71 and retired last October at age 89. He passed away this week at the age of 90.

Do you remember Bernie the Fish Guy?


About stacylynngittleman

I have been a reporter and public relations professional for over 30 years, specializing in profile features and investigative longform writing. During my career I've profiled WWII Honor Flight Veterans, artists and musicians and have written on topics that range from environmental and gun control issues to Jewish culture. Click around on my writing samples plus read my blog on my personal life raising three kids over 27 years and three cities.

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