Bernard Wallach, age 86, a long-time resident of Lake Worth, passed away peacefully with Hospice Vitas, his family and longtime aide Jean Gabard by his side on July 21, 2013. His final request was to be in his own surroundings and be at peace. Bernard was born in Bronx, NY, August 1926; son of the late Benjamin Wallach, he lived with his mother, the late Mrs. Fannie Wallach-Greenstein and late sister, Florence Behl. Bernard graduated from Union Hill High School, North Bergen, NJ with his football Letter Jacket and Rutgers University with a degree in Business. Bernard was a veteran of the United States Navy
and served during World War II
. Bernard, "Bernie" married his best friend, Joyce Bolton, in 1949, over a "50 cent bet". A marriage that has lasted over 63 years, they lived life to the fullest and enjoyed each other more than anything else. They truly celebrated and cherished their lives together. Formerly from Holmdel, NJ, once retired, they moved full time to the Lake Worth, FL area over 25 years ago. Bernie spent his first real estate years with J.I. Kislak, as their lead shopping center developer. He developed the first shopping center in Monmouth County, Middletown, NJ, which led the way to him becoming one of the top real estate developers in New Jersey. Bernie worked his way up within the ranks at Kislak Real Estate, before retiring as an Executive Officer / Real Estate and Developer with Supermarkets General Corporation, New Jersey. Following in his father's footsteps, son Charles Wallach has been a successful real estate developer as well. With a long list of wonderful accomplishments, Bernard was the Founder of the Walking Rare Blood Bank, Monmouth County, New Jersey and sat on the Executive Board with The Fountains Country Club, Palm Beach County. A supporter and benefactor to the Holocaust Museum, Washington, DC, Sloan Kettering Hospital, New York, Deborah Hospital, New Jersey, various foundations in support of Israel, he was also President of his Condo and presently was on the Board of his Condo Association. Bernard was first to offer his services and knowledge, including part time teaching at local schools in the Palm Beach County. He was also a staunch Democratic supporter and an active member in his local area. Having been accepted to the New York Theatre Wing, Bernie also enjoyed singing and performing with some of his friends including Tony Orlando, Vic Damone, Lola Falana and his son, Steve Wallach. His vibrant voice was heard by many worldwide. He also enjoyed traveling the world with his wife and cruised from many parts of the world. Bernie loved to travel and share his stories with others. Bernard is survived by his beloved and wonderful wife, Joyce Wallach; sons, Charles Wallach and Steven Wallach, along with his grandchildren, Nathan Wallach, Zachary Wallach and Evan Wallach. He is also survived by his step-sister, Doris Goldberg and step-brother, Larry Green. Funeral arrangements handled by Riverside Gordon Memorial Chapels, Delray Beach. Services on Tuesday, July 23 at 2:00 P.M. Bernard's final resting place is Eternal Light Memorial Gardens, Boynton Beach, FL. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made out to Hospice of Palm Beach County.
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