It is with great sadness that we announce that Bernard Lerman, 89, passed away peacefully from natural causes the morning of Friday, May 8, 2020 in his room at Pine Run Lakeview, Doylestown, Pa.
Bernie (Lefty, Butch, Berel) was a first generation immigrant from Poland. He lived the first 60 years of his life in Brooklyn, N.Y. Williamsburg, East New York then Canarsie.
In the 90s, he, along with his wife of 63 years Carole (1935-2018), retired to the Pocono Mountains. There they enjoyed their friends in "The Young & The Rest of Us" club. In 2015 they moved to the Pine Run retirement community.
Bernie was a U.S. Army veteran from the Korean War. While only a high school graduate (Eastern District HS), Bernie worked his whole life in business, from bookkeeping to credit management in the textile industry, enabling him to proudly send both of his children to college and enjoy a nice retirement. He was a true family-man whose first priority was always the care and protection of his family.
Bernie's favorite pastimes were fishing, bowling, playing poker and visiting with his grand-children.
He is survived by his sister, Helen Tapick, two daughters, Finette Russak and Elycia Lerman and her wife, Anita; four grandchildren, Jason (Andrea), Samantha, and Evan Russak, and Saidah Lerman; two 'adopted grandchildren,' Dustin Lynn-Becket and Meagan Warner; and two great-grandchildren, Abigail and Nathaniel Russak.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Bernard Lerman to: Kehilat HaNahar, 85 W. Mechanic St., New Hope, PA 18938, or Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284.
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