Raymond Bernitz(1925 - 2013)

Bernitz, Raymond SAN DIEGO -- Raymond Bernitz of San Diego, Calif., passed away Thursday, June 13, 2013. He was born January 4, 1925 in La Mesa, Calif. and was the last surviving child of nine born to Ernest and Soffie Bernitz. Ray was a veteran of World War II, worked on North Island as a civilian for 27 years, retired in 1972 as an aircraft examiner, and for 34 years worked as a handyman in the San Diego area. He is survived by four children: John Bernitz, Linda Thompson, Teri Lyn Gabriel, and Stacy Bernitz; also by nine grandchildren. Interment will be held at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery on Monday, July 8th, at noon followed by a 1:00 pm celebration of life at 2230 Shelter Island Dr., San Diego.

Published in The San Diego Union Tribune from June 30 to July 6, 2013