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Mount Sinai Obituaries and Services » Newman Bernstein
January 24, 2014
Newman “Bernie” Bernstein, 83, passed away suddenly at his home in Palm Desert on January 21, 2014. Services were held at Mount Sinai Cemetery in Simi Valley on January 24th, followed by burial at the cemetery in section 15. Rabbi Richard Spiegel of Temple Etz Chaim officiated at the service.
Born in St. Louis to Ben Bernstein and Alma Kahn Bernstein, he grew up in both St. Louis and Dubuque, Iowa. He attended the University of Missouri, where he was an exceptional student and earned many scholastic honors. He then went into the service, where he was in the Army’s Counter Intelligence Corp. After leaving the service, he worked with family members in several St. Louis businesses, including as the manager of a Bo Peep clothing store. He married his long time sweetheart Dusty Robbins in St. Louis. They were married for 56 happy years.
In 1963 the family moved to California, where he began a 35 year career with Bedline / Leggett & Platt as the sales manager. He looked forward to going to work each day. He coached innumerable youth sport teams, where he inspired many with his life lessons. He loved attending sporting events and movies.
He was a loving father to Ron (Alaina), Randy (Mollyann) and Robyn (Wayne), and a loving grandfather to Alec, Dani, Brittany, Ryan, Andi and Zack. He leaves a sister, Norma Liepe, and a nephew, Ben Liepe, with whom he and the family were extremely close. He will be missed by everyone that had the privilege of knowing him, but most of all, by his loving family.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project: support.woundedwarriorproject.org