Giere, Bernard ,age 74, of East Quogue, NY died July 31, 2013. He graduated from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and joined the USAF in 1962. Mr. Giere served in Viet Nam as an F-4 Phantom pilot, and flew for Pan Am and Delta Airlines. He was in the New York Air National Guard as Air Commander for the 106th Air Rescue and Recovery Group, at Gabreski Airport in Westhampton Beach. He was an elder and trustee in the Westhampton Presbyterian Church and was beloved by all who knew him. His sense of humor delighted others. He lived his life with a wink and a smile. Beloved husband of Sarajane. Loving father of Lisa Conigliaro (Tom), and Paul Giere (Kim). Cherished grandfather of seven. Interment will be held at Calverton National Cemetery, Thursday, August 15, at 11:00 am. A memorial service and reception will be held the same day at 3:00 pm at the Westhampton Presbyterian Church, 90 Meeting House Road, Westhamptoneach, NY. Memorial donations may be made to the ALS Association, Greater New York Chapter, 42 Broadway, Suite 1724, New York, NY 10004, and to the Memorial and Endowment Fund of the Westhampton Presbyterian Church, 90 Meeting House Road, Westhampton Beach, NY. 11978. For Condolences: rjosheafuneralhome.com
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Published in Newsday on Aug. 5, 2013