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BIA STAR " SC AUGUST 21 2003 " 1 1 Contributed by Dolores DiMaria, sister of Andre Bernard dr6 Bernard, movement i; 1 5o1-1-1 up in and But He in 'and e. S all and ill her, dies at a'ge 78 Andrd Bernard as a teacher undertakings brought no pay at all. He acted with several blind actors in productions put on for the patrons of The Lighthouse, a NY organi- zation for assisting the blind. By the simple device of laying carpets only in front of key pieces of furniture and on the approaches to exits, Bernard said the sight- less were able to move about almost as well as the two or three in the In 1948, he joined the Barter Theater in Virginia. From there, he was graduated to sum- mer stock, television, and Broadway. Bernard moved to New York in 1950 to study acting and changed his name to Andr6 Bernard. He found roles in such shows as Kraft Television Theater and the early Hallmark Hall of Fame. One of his most rewarding theatrical cast who had vision. Within a few years he became involved with the Erick Hawkins Dance Company. Hawkins sug- gested he become a teacher. Andr6 Bernard died of a heart attack May 22, 2003, in Manhattan, New York. He is survived by his sisters: Gloria Moses, Dolores DiMaria, and Marguerite Ojalva, and a brother, Stephen Moses, all of Columbia. From The New York Sun By Stephen Miller Andrd Bernard, who has died at the age of 78, was known to New Yorkers as the long-serv- ing, smooth-voiced host of the public radio classi- cal music shows Around New York and Afternoon Music. Unknown to many of his on-air fans, he was also the leading exponent of a system of body align- ment know as ideokinesis which is popular with professonal dancers. For more than 25 years he served as the daily host of afternoon music shows on WNYC. He presented a mix of traditional and modern classical music and inter- views with leading New York artists in music lit- erature, and dance. His work as a teacher of body align- ment probably meant more to him personally because it was a philoso- phy of diet and health that he rigorously main- tained for most of his life. A strict macrobiotic for decades, he was known during his WNYC days for bringing "pungent smelling casseroles of unusual greens" to the studios. Max Gergel, a child- hood friend of Bernard's recalled visiting him in NY. Gergel arrived at Bernard's apartment to find a note tacked to the door, "I'll be back shortly. Help yourself." Gergel said, "I was horrified to find it full of heads of let- tuce. I counted 20 while verifying there was only lettuce in the fridge." Bernard taught body-alignment tech- niques to dance and the- ater students at New York University for more than 30 years. "Ideokinesis," Bernard wrote, involves Andrd Bernard as an actor "the use of images as a means of improving mus- cle patterns." He taught it through a combination of anatomy lessons con- ducted with skeletons and his students' body movement. The object was to re-train the body to move in ways that pre- vent nerves, muscles, and bones from becoming misaligned. Dancers in particular seemed to find useful his visualization techniques. Bernard studied kinesiology with Barbara Cook, who had studied with Mabel Elsworth Todd, founder of the tech- nique. Todd taught her- self to walk after being confined to a wheelchair in the 1920s, then for- malized her techniques as kinesiology. Bernard, who suffered from scolio- sis, seems to have felt resonance with the tech- nique's healing potential. Eugene Bowen Chase Jr. August 20, 1920-August 18, 2003 Services for Eugene will be held at 3 pm 21, 2003 at Church. )enstall III will burial in the Garden will pre- Service. At 2 pm the lye friends in the may be Presbyterian Road, to Palmetto 1400 Pickens Street, ; or to a preferred Who died August 18, 20 1920, to Edith was born in on property ) owned for gen- raother's family. He of Porter Military Academy, Charleston, SC, and attend- ed the University of SC. He was a vet- eran of WWII. Mr. Chase joined the First Presbyterian Church of Columbia, SC, and retained membership there until he became a charter member of Eastminster Presbyterian Church. He served Eastminster as both a deacon and an elder. He was a member of the Memorial Garden Committee, a Sunday school teacher, and past presi- dent of the Men of the Church. He was chairman of the committee to compile and publish a church history, Eastminster Jubilee, The First Fifty YeFrs. Mr. Chase was a member of the society of the Cincinnati, The Jamestown Society, The Magna Carta Barons, The Sons of the American Revolution, The St. Andrews Society of Columbia SC, First Families of North Carolina, The South Caroliniana Society, and the South Carolina Historical Society. He was a board member of the early Junior Chamber of Commerce and an American Legion and Kiwanis Club member. He also served as a member of the Richland County Assessment Control Board. Upon completion of his military service in WWII, Mr. Chase became involved in real estate development, first in residential subdivisions and later in commercial properties. He was senior partner of the Chase Company and its subsidiaries, Ruff Distributors of Columbia, SC and Myrtle Beach, SC; and 100 Assembly Street. For many years, Mr. Chase main- tained a second residence at Pawleys Island, Sc, where he was a member of the Board of Directors of The Pawleys Island Chapel and the Pawleys Island Civic Association. He conceived and compiled two books: Pawleys Island, Historically, Speaking and Pawleys Island, Stories from the Porch. Because of his untiring service and dedication to the town of Pawleys Island, Mr. Chase was to be honored this month with the Good Citizen's Award from the Pawleys Island Civic Association. Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Vivian Gunter Chase(sons Eugene Bowen III and wife Meredith Maynard; David Ashby and wife, Constance Rickenbaker; Stephen Horton and wife, Sharon LaCarter; daughter Christina Marrow and grandchildren, Ellen Chase Burden and husband, Jeffrey Burden; Ashby Michelle Chase, David Ashby Chase Jr., Stephen Horton Chase Jr., Ray LaCarter Chase; and great grand- daughter, Julia Chase Burden. consulting services Traduccidn rpretaci6n fianza de idiomas nsultorfa Columbia, South Carolina 29223 o Telephone: (803) 788-4351 Fax: (803) 865-4047 The picture you took of your grandmother could win you $500. 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