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Bernard Weinstein

1928 ~ 2020 (age 91)


Bernard Weinstein, born 11/26/1928 in Flatbush, Brooklyn, NY, to Albert and Bessie Weinstein,

passed away at the age of 91, at 10am on 2/12/2020, surrounded by his loving children. Bernie is

survived by his sons Frederick and Alan, and his daughter Michelle, his children’s spouses

Joseph Gallagher, and Melissa Wheaton Weinstein, and five grandsons, Hayden, Colin, and Max

Gallagher, and Jacob, and Duke Weinstein.

Bernie lived his entire life independently right up until his passing. As a teenager Bernie played

the saxophone in the Catskills during the summers before serving in the army in Europe during

the Korean War. After 35 years of marriage with his wife and Beshert Helene Ghelberg

Weinstein, who passed away in 1998, Bernie continued to work into his 80‘s and be a great

father to his children, and grandfather for their children. Bernie always said, “it’s all in the

mind,” and “everything always works out in the end.” It’s been said about Bernie, “there’s not a

bad bone in his body,” and “if you’ve got a problem with Bernie then the problem is you.”

Bernie was known for his exceptional generosity and love of family, to which he would always

raise a glass and toast when frequently taking everyone out to dinner. He loved to learn about

history, the universe, and food, knowing many things about many subjects, and especially loved

playing pool, and the golden age of jazz with swing music of the Big Band Era. He was known

to be consistently warm-hearted, kind, mild-mannered, and friendly to all. He knew what was

right and always acted accordingly. He loved his wife Helene to the ends of the earth and would

move mountains for those he loved. He never let anybody down, but rather lifted everyone up,

always. He was an optimistic soul who still found wonder in the world while keeping his feet

planted solidly on the ground and always looking for the best in people. He was a gentleman and

the man we all aspired to be like. He will be missed by everyone who knew him and by anybody

who ever met him. He was one of a kind, and a man who would be known as a Mensch and a

Prince. He lived a full, good life, giving love to everyone.

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February 16, 2020

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Raynor & D'Andrea Funeral Home, Bayport
683 Montauk Highway
Bayport, NY 11705

Chapel Service
February 16, 2020

12:00 PM
Raynor & D'Andrea Funeral Home, Bayport
683 Montauk Highway
Bayport, NY 11705


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