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In Memory

Michael Bernstein - Class of 1965

Michael Terry Bernstein
Michael Terry Bernstein, Class of 1965

May 11, 1947 - June 4, 2022

Michael Terry Bernstein, age 75, passed away June 4th in Los Angeles. Born in Brooklyn and raised in Paramus, NJ, the eldest of four children, son of Isabel Nemetz and Harold Bernstein.

Michael graduated from Franklin & Marshall College. He married Jill Sachs in 1969. They lived in Rye Brook, NY with their two children, Regine Stone and Geoffrey Bernstein. Michael had a more than 20 year career in finance, culminating with his role as Head of Corporate Bond Trading at DLJ.

Michael married Michele Ritter in 1991. They lived in Los Angeles where they raised their three daughters, Zoe Martin, Olivia Wohl and Esme Bernstein. Michael went on to a new career as an entrepreneur, co-founding several successful restaurants.

Charismatic leader, mentor, loyal friend, devoted father, grandfather, and husband. Michael is survived by his five children and domestic partner, Sydell Weiner.

Published by Los Angeles Times on Jun. 10, 2022.

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06/10/22 07:22 PM #1    

Greg Gorab (1965)

So sad. Rest in peace Mike.

06/11/22 12:25 PM #2    

Bob Levy (1965)

This one really hurts...

06/12/22 10:00 AM #3    

Richard Kammer (1965)

RIP, Mike.  We had fun at Spring Valley School.

06/12/22 10:29 AM #4    

Steve Herman (1965)

Very sad to hear of Mike's passing. We were pals at Spring Valley School, where in 4th grade his example showed me how to approach school as seven hours a day in which to have fun. My report cards suddenly sprouted "U"s in the behavior categories, and Miss Reilly said  "...the Devil has gotten into you, Steven". The same carried over into our years together enduring afternoon Hebrew School at the fire station. This playful guy had a big impact on me for sure...he kept me laughing and enjoying. And he was kind to EVERYONE. Another important lesson in life.

Mike and I were the oldest kids in our families, and his brother Gary (of blessed memory) was a good friend of my brother Bill (of blessed memory). And Mike's brother Brian was, and continues to be, a close friend of my brother Ben.  The Bernstein boys and the Herman boys...1955-2022 and moving forward.

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