We have another fallen role model in the person of Bill Cosby who has truly disappointed many of us with stories of his sexual exploits. Our youth are running out of role models with those in the media and in sports who have greatly fallen below our expectations.
But the real role models are really very close at hand like the next-door neighbor, parents and even teachers who go beyond to teach the children the right way.
As for myself I had a neighbor named Henry Herte, who helped my father and myself when my mother died and I was only 14 years old back in 1963. He had his own family to take care of, but went the extra mile to teach me to do the right thing.
He is now over 90 and Henry is still a friend, mentor and a true role model. Thanks Henry for being there.
Frederick R. Bedell, Jr.
Glen Oaks Village