BERNARD KANNER (1929 - 2017)

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  • "Bernie--you were a great friend and longtime neighbor. Jane..."
    - Jane & Jack Unkles
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passed away peacefully on January 13, 2017 at his home in Jupiter, FL after a brief illness surrounded by his loving family. He was 87. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of fifty eight years, Alice. Mr. Kanner was born on February 1, 1929, third son of the late Jacob Kanner and Frances Finkel Kanner in the Bronx, NY. Bernard graduated from James Monroe High School. After high school he enlisted in the US Army and served as a Sergeant in Japan from 1946-1948 after an honorable discharge, he enrolled at New York University and graduated with a degree in Journalism. Mr. Kanner began his advertising career at Benton & Bowles in New York where he started in the mailroom. He worked there from 1952 until he retired in 1988 as Senior Vice President, Director of International Operations. He had previously served on the Board of Trustees of Antioch College in Yellow Springs, OH and was involved in many civic and humanitarian organizations. Bern and Alice maintained homes in Chappaqua, NY and Wellfleet, MA for many years until moving permanently to Jonathan's Landing in Jupiter. Together they enjoyed travel, golf, entertaining and numerous other activities. He is survived by his children Donna Kanner, Craig Kanner, Pamela Kanner (Edward Henry) and Megan Kanner as well as his grandchildren Leigh McGowan, Michael McGowan, Sarah Henry, Nicholas Henry and Anna Henry. He is also survived by his brother Milton Kanner and numerous nephews. He was part of many communities of friends and will be remembered for his intelligence, curiosity, with and integrity. A Celebration of Bern's life will be held in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Jupiter Medical Center Foundation. Online condolences may be made at: aycockfuneral

Published in The New York Times on Jan. 15, 2017
Arrangements under the direction of:
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