86, of Springfield, Delaware County, PA, died October 16, 2022. Beloved husband of Jean (nee Bacharach); Loving father of Lauren (Eric) Marcuson and Dana (Jonathan) Grosser; Adoring grandfather to Gabrielle (Gaby) and Josephine (Josie); Cherished brother of Leonard (Jutta); and Devoted brother-in-law of Lois Schure (and the late Jack). Throughout his life, Bernie was wholly committed to public education and community service. He taught earth science, chemistry, physics, environmental science and forensics for more than 50 years at Rose Tree Media School District in PA and Deptford School District in NJ. A life-long learner, he consistently sought to educate himself on new methods of teaching and new science discoveries, with the goal of bringing them to life for his students. His commitment to public education was not solely focused on the classroom; he coached boys’ baseball and wrestling, as well as girls’ softball and basketball for many years. Additionally, he was a strong advocate for public school teachers, serving for many years as a contract negotiator for his teacher’s union. Bernie was also dedicated to making his community a better place. He was elected to the Springfield (Delaware County) Board of Commissioners for seven terms and served in that role for 28 years. He was honored by the Chapel of the Four Chaplains for his commitment and service to his community. Services will be held Wednesday, 12 Noon precisely at Roosevelt Memorial Park, Mausoleum Chapel, Trevose, PA. Shiva will be observed Wednesday and Thursday evening from 6pm – 9pm at 489 Brights Lane, Blue Bell, PA.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bernie’s memory can be made to the Zionist Organization of America, Planned Parenthood, or the Springfield (Delco) Township Library.