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Mary Ann BERNSTEIN Obituary

Mary Ann Hytken Bernstein passed away Wednesday (May 30, 2012) in Sarasota, FL, at the age of 85. Dearest wife of Simon Bernstein; preceded in death by husband Julian Hytken. Loving and proud mother of Betsy (Paul), Alice, Paul (Susan), Sara (Joe), Risa (Stefano) and Judy (Steve). Loving grandmother of Jesse, Taylor, Sarah (Raymond), Casey, Max, Hillary, Rachel, Alex, David, Ann Marie, Aimee, Michael and Megan and great-grandmother to Leah, Chloe, Kai, Katherine, Avery, Sophie, Ella, Gabriel, and Julia Joyce. Further survived by loving brothers Bob (Karen) and Bill (Nicole) and sister-in-law Anna Rose. Special aunt to Josh, Ben, Tracy, Leah, Gillian, Julia, Peggy and Harriet. Mary Ann was born in Milwaukee, WI, where she lived and raised her family. Her greatest joys were Hike, Simon, family and friends. Mary Ann was a founding member of Congregation Sinai in Milwaukee, member of Congregation Sinai Sisterhood and a member of Temple Beth Israel in Sarasota. She was active in the Milwaukee community and a participant in the Jewish Family Service Volunteer program with the elderly. In Sarasota Mary Ann was a member of the residents advisory council at the Sarasota Bay Club. Mary Ann enjoyed creating art-fabric collages. She felt that she was blessed with equally wonderful first and second marriages. The family extends special thanks to caregiver Robbin and masseuse/friend Yvette for their friendship and support.
A funeral service for Mary Ann was held in Milwaukee. A memorial service for Mary Ann will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, at the Sarasota Bay Club in Sarasota, FL. In lieu of flowers Mary Ann requested donations to All Faiths Food Bank in Sarasota, Jewish Family Services in Milwaukee or Second Harvest in Milwaukee.

Published in The Hartford Courant from June 3 to June 4, 2012
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