BERNICK, Lauri Alles 53, was found deceased Dec. 3, 2013, in her home in Gas-tonia, NC. Born Oct. 27, 1960 at Brevard Hospital in Melbourne, FL, Lauri graduated from Melbourne High School in 1978 and the University of Florida in 1981. Lauri spent most of her life serving others in the medical field in the Tampa Bay area. Lauri had an undying love for animals, and frequently volunteered at local SPCAs. Lauri, the daughter of long-time Indialantic resident, Ruth and Lewis Bernick, is survived by her husband, Bob Cohen; sisters, Mary Fickerson, Kathryne (Kitty) Bernick (husband Bill Fisher) and Ann Bernick. Lauri maintained special relationships with her niece and nephews, Katie and Daniel Fisher (a military veteran), Jim and Scott Fickerson. Lauri will be missed by her many friends in St, Petersburg. A Celebration of Life will be held in St. Petersburg for family and friends at a future date. Lauri would like any remembrances to be forwarded to Friends of Strays, 6600 Gandy Boulevard, Pinellas Park, Florida 33781.
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Dec. 15, 2013