Hersh, Dr. Bernard "Bernie" Born August 11, 1935 Bernie passed away in the comfort of this home on October 11, 2012 after a nine-year battle with cancer. Bernie loved life, innovation and change with unbridled enthusiasm. He created new podiatric procedures, redefined his practice to embrace technology and dabbled in business, art, the stock market, computer programs, and new recipes. He took great pride in his children, stepchildren and grandchildren. In the face of cancer, Bernie's energy transformed into a tranquil perspective that allowed him to reach out to family and friends in a meaningful way. For the past 15 years, Bernie and his wife Linda formed a bond that gave them both a steadfast base to share the joys of life. A full life until the end, Bernie attended a winning Ranger's baseball game on Father's Day of this year. He will be missed. A graveside service for family was held in the morning of October 12, 2012 in Waco, TX. Bernie is survived by his wife Dr. Linda Kowal, his brother Dr. Stanley Hersh of Waco, his six children Paula, Ken and Susan Hersh, Dr. Brooke Hersh-Thompson, Kala Hersh and Joshua Hersh, his stepchildren Alexis Barnett, Regina Gardner and his eight grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to either: Jewish Community Center of Dallas, General Youth Fund by contacting CeCe Burt at 214-239-7136 or online at www.jccdallas.org Congregation Agudath Jacob in Waco, TX, 4925 Hillcrest, Waco, TX. 76710
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Published in Dallas Morning News on Oct. 12, 2012