Bernardo J. Bernie Carducci

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Bernardo J. "Bernie" Carducci

May 20, 1952 - September 22, 2018

Bernardo J. "Bernie" Carducci, 66, passed away Saturday, September 22, 2018. The son of the late Edward and Mary Bosco Carducci, Bernie was born May 20, 1952 in Detroit, Michigan. He held a Doctorate of Psychology and taught at Indiana University Southeast for 37 years. He was Director of the IU Southeast Shyness Research Institute, President of the Italian American Association of Louisville, and was an original member of the Derby City Cigar Club. In his spare time, Bernie loved to travel. He had a zest for life, but above all he was a great Dad.
Survivors include his daughter, Rozana Carducci (Seth Taper); granddaughter, Caiden Maxine Carducci-Taper; siblings, Theresa Bunn (Jim), Joseph Carducci, and Mario Carducci; companion of 17 years, Kathleen Bailey; and several nephews.
Visitation will be 2 p.m. ~ 8 p.m. Thursday at Kraft Funeral Service, 2776 Charlestown Road, New Albany. His funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church with burial to follow in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park, New Albany.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Dr. Bernardo J. "Bernie" Carducci scholarship fund in memory of his long time academic teaching and research career at IU Southeast. Online gifts may be sent to noting "In Memory of Dr. Bernie Carducci" in the write in gift area, or mail a check payable to: IU Foundation in memory of Dr. Carducci, c/o IU Southeast, Office of Development, 4201 Grant Line Road, New Albany, IN 47150.
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Thursday September 27, 2018

2:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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2776 Charlestown Road, New Albany, Indiana

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Friday September 28, 2018

10:00 AM

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316 N. Sherwood Avenue, Clarksville, Indiana


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Jaye Van Kirk
Oct 01, 2018
The news of Bernie's passing has saddened my heart. He was a very special person to so many people. The joy and generosity of his heart enabled him welcome people, bring a smile to our faces and remind us all that he gave us some of the best memories to treasure. I had the pleasure of collaborating with Bernie on symposia at conferences, on committees and our career workbook. His wonderful perspectives and his desire to reach diverse groups of people played a significant role in his contributions to the discipline. He had a gift for
his interactions with people. His presence and demeanor delighted all who met him.

Bernie was a dear friend as well as a mentor. Our times together were fille
...d with joy, laughter and always...good food. Our tradition of trying restaurants at the city of the APA conference will be carried forward, always with Bernie in mind and heart. Those memories of Bernie as a scholar, a respected colleague and dear friend will be treasured. He will be greatly missed.

These are photos of Bernie and me at some APA conferences.
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The 26th Annual Meetings of Japanese Society of Personalty Psychology.
Sep 27, 2018
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Bernie Carducci Remembered

We deeply appreciate Dr. Cadrucci.
Director Dr. Bernardo J. Carducci of The Indiana University Southeast Shyness Research Institute was died on Saturday, 22 September 2018. I respectfully express condolences.
Dr. Carducci gave a lecture by Shyness at The 26th Annual Meetings of Japanese Society of Personalty Psychology.
A collaborative research with Dr. Carducci began with the lecture. One of the collaboration with us and Dr. Carducci was able to publish the following papers.
Sato, E., Matsuda, K., & Carducci, B. J. (2018). A factor analytical investigation of the Japanese translation of the Cheek-Buss Shyness Scale in support of the three-componen
...t model of shyness. Personality and Individual Differences, 124, 160-167.
Thank you Bernie. Please rest in peace in heaven.
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Chris Cardone
Sep 26, 2018
Rozana, and family of Bernie:
I am so very sad to hear about this terrible loss of your dear dad. My heart and prayers go out to you. Bernie was always so proud of his daughter and then his son-in-law and granddaughter. I was his editor on an early edition of his Personality text and he always talked to me about his Rozana. Such a proud dad and granddad.
I feel so privileged to have known him and to have worked with him. He was a kind and generous soul who went out of his way for others. When he heard my son played guitar, he got him a guitar shirt. And if he learned you were Italian, he wanted to share his love of his heritage with you even more. Of course, he also lit up a room and always
... made you feel welcomed. His passion for life, his family, teaching, and research was always evident. A very special person that I'm honored to have known.
My deepest sympathies and prayers to you and your family.
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Jerry Rudmann
Sep 26, 2018
I am very saddened to hear of Bernie's passing. He and I met at an APA conference where he was presenting a poster. He saw on my badge that I was a community college teacher and mentioned that. Long story short - it turned out that we had attended the same two-year college (Mt. San Antonio in Walnut, CA) and the same university (CSU Fullerton). We became instant and close friends. Bernie was very kind to Psi Beta, the national honor society for which I am CEO. He was our consultant for a national research project on shyness, provided much guidance on a student-led workshop on interpersonal communication, donated books to our students, spoke at our functions, and inspired everyone he met. Be...rnie was a great example of a person who lived life to its fullest, was kind, caring, and an inspiration to others. As I sit here writing this message, I still have no come to terms that he has left us. I pray that Bernie's family and co-workers get through this time of great sorrow and grief.
-Jerry Rudmann, Psi Beta - Psychology Honor Society.
PS - The photo shows Bernie, after receiving a surprise thank-you gift from Psi Beta, with Jennifer O'Loughlin-Brooks, Psi Beta's National President. This photo was taken on August 11, 2018 in SF.
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Eric Finney
Sep 26, 2018
Dr. Carducci’s passion for teaching psychology was inspiring. It changed my life. Dr. Carducci will live on in the hearts and minds of all those students lives he’s touched over the years. I am a better man having known him. May God grant him eternal peace and a special place in heaven.
Kouhei Matsuda & Emi Sato
Sep 26, 2018
I am deeply saddened to hear of the loss of your great Dad..
Words cannot even begin to express my sorrow.
I will say though, he will always be in my heart.
I will always cherish the memories that I am privileged to have of him.
Please remember that you are not alone, my thoughts and prayers are with you.
I am proud to have researched with you. We have made an appointment with you. We will do our utmost to do the publication of your Japanese translation of "Psychology of Personality: Viewpoints, Research, and Applications". In addition, Shyness Workbook Japanese version already advanced to the first draft. We will disseminate the great research achievements of Dr. Carducci to Japan.
Tom Moore
Sep 25, 2018
Although I did work with Bernie at IU Southeast, Our initial introduction was through the Italian American Association. I had the privilege to serve on the Board of Directors with the group that Bernie led for many, many, years. Thankfully I've got a lot of Bernie memories but one of my favorite is that whenever we were in a group, Bernie would call me out and say "Hey... Moore is not Italian; what are you doing here?" To which my response would always be "I may not have been lucky enough to be born Italian but at least I was smart enough to marry one." Then Bernie would just laugh and laugh. He always loved that line. And I always loved Bernie. Rest in peace my friend.
Cheryl Neal
Sep 25, 2018
Aaahhh....Dr. Carducci...
Extraordinary Educator
Always full of positive energy
With smiles for everyone
A friend & encourager...
Lessons Live On

Erin Bailey Spear
Sep 25, 2018
Our hearts are broken down here in Texas. Bernie was a bright light in our lives.

My kids ecspecially got to experience someone who always listened and cared about what was happening with them. He guided my son Laren, in regard to his someday becoming a professor. He talked about how proud he was of his daughter who had already become a professor.

My other son Fletcher, Laren and Bernie talked about music. He encouraged them to continue to play the guitar and made Gretsch a part of our lives. He was very proud of his brother Joe in that regard.

My daughter Bailey had discussions with Bernie about psychology, and how the brain works. He influenced her to continue her studies in that dire

Bernie always loved family. My family, his family, everyone. When talking to him, he made you feel like you were the most important person in the room. What a special gift.

And finally, my sister Kathleen and he were incredible together. They really got each other, and that’s so rare. We will miss you Bernie. Rest In Peace.
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