Bernstein, Barbara who passed away on 4/26/2015 at the age of 90
Barbara Barbara (Theiss) Bernstein, 90, widow of CAPT Fred J. Bernstein,
USN (DEC) of Rocky Hill, CT and formerly of Schnecksville, PA, passed away on
Sunday, April 26, 2015.
Barbara was born in Hokendauqua, PA and was the
daughter of the late John and Hannah (Hoffman) Theiss. She was a proud U.S.
Navy Nurse Corp veteran, entering the service in 1949 and honorably
discharged in 1952 as a LTJG. She was a member of Union Evangelical Lutheran
Church in Schnecksville, PA. Barbara enjoyed politics, maintaining her
beautiful home and yard, travel to faraway places like China and local places
like the Atlantic City casinos. Barbara will be most remembered for her
generosity and devotion to her family.
Survivors: She will be dearly missed by
her children, COL Wendy Bernstein, MD USA, (RET) and her spouse, LTC Susan
Spaulding USA (RET) of Derwood, MD; her son, William Bernstein and his partner,
Margaret Teta of Windsor, CT, and Martha McKerley and her husband James of
Coventry, CT; her two granddaughters, Rosemary and Jayda McKerley; nephew,
Scott Oberholtzer and his wife Pat; niece, Sandra Hippert and husband Lee. She was
predeceased by her sister, Althea Oberholtzer and her husband Kenneth.
Services: Funeral services and burial with military honors will be held at a
later date at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia. For updated
information, please visit www.newkirkandwhitney.com. Arrangements and services are
under the care of the Newkirk and Whitney Funeral Home, 318 Burnside Ave., East
Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made
to: Puppies Behind Bars, 263 West 38th Street, 4th floor, NY,
NY 10018, or DAV Charitable Service Trust, 3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring,
KY 41076, or Fisher House Foundation, 111 Rockville Pike, Suite 420, Rockville,