Harvey Bernhard(1924 - 2014)

Harvey Bernhard

Born in Seattle WA on March 5, 1924. Died nearby in Kirkland WA on January 16, 2014. Served as a U.S. Navy officer in World War II, and graduated from Stanford University in 1947. He is the namesake and benefactor of the Bernhard Media Center and the Harvey Bernhard Varsity Football Locker Room, both on the Stanford campus. He was an active participant in the rapidly growing Las Vegas entertainment industry in the 1950s, and then moved to Hollywood to pioneer in the production of early television documentaries with Sandy Howard, David Wolper and Metromedia Producers Corporation before becoming an independent movie producer. His motion picture credits as producer include, "The Mack", "The Omen", "Goonies", "Lost Boys" and executive producer of "LadyHawke". Harvey was the son of Minnie and Moe Bernhard of Seattle, the brother of Selma Danz Vinmont and Inez Abrams, and the husband of Lillian Kramer Bernhard, all of whom predeceased him. He is survived by his sons Col. Craig Bernhard (USAF, ret.) and Robert Brown, granddaughters Lauren Bernhard and Cameron Brown, and great-grandchildren Dylan, Jordon and Sydney.

A memorial service will be held in Seattle on February 28, 2014, at the Butterworth-Arthur A. Wright Chapel, 520 West Raye St., followed by internment at Home of Peace Mausoleum.

Remembrances are suggested in memory of Harvey Bernhard to the Patient Care Tower Fund, Providence General Hospital Foundation, Post Office Box 1067, Everett, WA 98206.

Funeral Home

Butterworth Funeral Home
520 W RAYE ST Seattle, WA 98119
(206) 282-5500

Published in The Seattle Times on Jan. 26, 2014