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Dr. Bernard G. Harvey, 92, of Merritt Island, FL passed away Sunday, October 9, 2016. Born in Frankfurt, Germany, Dr. Harvey studied in Paris then moved to and spent his youth in Chile. He studied at the University of Chile and obtained a Master's degree in Chemistry and a PhD in Mathematics. It was also in Chile that he met and married the love of his life, Berta Harvey. They married in 1951 and were happily together for 66 years. Mathematics was also one of his biggest loves and Dr. Harvey moved to the United States in 1956 to pursue career opportunities in the Mathematics that he loved. Working with the then fledgling American Space Program, Dr. Harvey lived in many diverse locations in the United States, settling in Cocoa Beach from 1964 through 1969, leaving the area after the Apollo program ended. He returned to Merritt Island in 1986 from Colorado Springs after retiring.
While Dr. Harvey worked for the government in the private sector as a mathematician and statistician, his true passion was teaching mathematics at the college level. He taught college level mathematics at both the part time and full time capacity throughout his other employment as well as after retirement. He enjoyed reading and loved classical music and travelling. He and his wife often traveled back to Chile to visit family.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 66 years, Berta Harvey; daughter, Astrid Heard; son-in-law, Sam Heard; grandchildren: Rianna Day and Michael Heard; grandchildren-in-law, Andy Day and Lacey Heard; and 4 great-grandchildren, Elena Day, Clara Drew Day, Sammy Day and Harrison Heard. He will be deeply missed by all.
A visitation will be held Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 1:30-2PM with the service to begin at 2PM at Wylie-Baxley Funeral Home in Merritt Island. Interment will follow services at Brevard Memorial Park.