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This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one Jerome Bernstein. We will remember him forever.

Jerome Martin Bernstein, 83, died Monday, October 3, 2011 in Asheville, NC. He was born November 7, 1927 and was the son of his beloved and loving parents, the late Dudley and Lenore Bernstein, originally of Lima, OH.

Jerry joined the U.S. Marines immediately after high school graduation and proudly served his country from 1945 to 1954. After military service, he earned a Bachelors degree in Political Science from the Ohio State University. After college Jerry joined his father in business at ABC Moving and Storage in St. Petersburg, FL. Jerry and his wife, Joan, also created and owned Lindlar Galleries in St. Petersburg, FL. In 1975, Jerry and Joan moved to Maggie Valley, NC where they built a craft shop called The Tower, serving as its proprietors for 15 years.

Jerry served his community as an Exchange Club member in Florida and as a 32nd degree Mason in Florida and NC, most recently as a member of Biltmore 446 lodge. Jerry also served as a volunteer at Memorial Mission Hospital's emergency room for 10 years.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Joan Bernstein; a daughter, Laura E. Gordon, Tarpon Springs, FL; a son, David Bernstein, Odessa, FL; a stepdaughter, Donna Bravo, Chapel Hill, NC; a sister, Janet Eisenberg and ten grandchildren, Mercedes, Allesandre, Lauren, Jen, Jaimie, Stephen, Matthew, Sarah, Alyssa and Daniel; and one great-grandson, Dryden

Jerry was pre-deceased by his parents, his daughter Linda A. Bernstein, St. Petersburg, FL and his stepson, Jim Gursky, Myrtle Beach, SC.

In lieu of a funeral, a memorial service will be held at a later date.



Tributes and Condolences
My Condolences   / Jan Van Der Crabben (Acquaintance)
I am sad to hear the news of his passing away! I have only met him a few times, but I was left with the lasting memory of a very likable, kind, and interesting man. May he rest in peace! My thoughts and warm wishes to go out to his family!
He was in life, good and kind   / Clay Sorrells (Masonic Brother )
He was in life good kind and mild and gentle A Mason of good sense and open heart The muses’ darling for he re-created In our souls what we had felt of yore. The band is severed now may Mason’s blessing Accompany him bright and keen For o...  Continue >>
JERRY WAS A FRIEND   / Bob Hanes (Classmate & Friend )
I was a classmate of Jerry's both at Roosevelt grade school and also at Lima Central high school.  I remember in grade school I found out what a strong person (physically) Jerry was.  I don't know if we were wrestling or playing football ...  Continue >>
Deepest condolences to the family   / Amy &. Sergei Krasnyanski (Friend of Donna's )
We did not know Jerome but if he was as wonderful as his daughter Donna his loss is a loss to us all. Deepest sympathy to Donna and her mother from all of us.
Condolences  / Wallace And Diane Finlator (Friend of Donna's )
Dear Donna and Steve
Diane and I extend our most heartfelt regrets for the loss of Donna's father.  We will be thinking about you during these sad times for your family.  It is very hard to lose a parent.  Let us know if there is...  Continue >>
Our deepest condolences to the family  / Zach And Apryl Chen (Friend of Donna's )    Read >>
If I had one minute to speak with him, I'd say...  / Lewis Fishman (A friend he never met. )    Read >>
Dad will be missed  / Donna Bravo (step-daughter)    Read >>
Memories of  / Jennifer Gursky (Daughter in Law )    Read >>
A fine man  / Suzanne Neal (Friend)    Read >>
Friend / Art &. VaLaire Orchard (Friend)    Read >>
Prayers / Kathie Hatfield (friend of Joan )    Read >>
Condolences / Pauline And Roger Anthony (Acquaintance)    Read >>
For Jerry to Joan  / Dr. Tom Roess     Read >>
Mrs. / Lynnda Tenpenny (friend)    Read >>
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