Bernstein , Dr. Bernard M.
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Dr. Bernard M. Bernstein, 87, a long time resident of Nanuet, New York, died peacefully on March 15, 2013, after a short illness. Bernard was born in Brooklyn, New York on July 27, 1925 to William and Minnie Bernstein. He was a decorated veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps for service during World War II. After proudly serving his country, he graduated from the University of Illinois and Iowa State University. He obtained his doctorate in psychology from Northwestern University and continued his post-doctoral studies at New York University and the Payne-Whitney Psychiatric Clinic. Dr. Bernstein worked as a research psychologist at G.D. Searle and Lederle Laboratories, before joining the Rockland County Department of Mental Health in 1970. He retired as Coordinator of the Forensic Mental Health Services in 1995. Upon his retirement, Dr. Bernstein joined the faculty of Long Island University and taught psychology at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He maintained a private practice until shortly before his death. He was an avid boater, skier and had a passion for flying planes. Among his many associations, he was a member of the American Psychological Association, Northwestern University Alumni Association and the American Legion Post 130.
Bernard is survived by his loving wife Mildred, his children Len Bernstein (Kathi Tower-Bernstein), Elizabeth Keating and (Daniel Keating) and grandchildren Michael and Kelly Bernstein.
Services will be held on Monday, March 18, 2013, 1 P.M. at Hellman Memorial Chapels, 15 State Street, Spring Valley, NY followed by burial at the Frederick Loescher Veterans Cemetery in New Hempstead with full military honors. Shiva will be on Tuesday, March 19 from 4 to 8 PM at the Bernstein residence. Memorial donations can be made in Bernard's name to the Hi-Tor Animal Care Center, 65 Fireman's Memorial Drive, Pomona, NY 10970. Arrangements under the direction of Hellman Memorial Chapels 845-356-8600 www.hellmanmemorial.com
Published in the The Journal News on Mar. 18, 2013