Bernard Scheiman 1933 - 2020


Bernard “Bernie” Scheiman

Born in the Bronx, New York. He raised his family in North White Plains, NY and he died after a short illness in Jersey City, New Jersey on October 3, 2020.
Loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was known as a man who always wanted to help others. From his countless hours, days and years of service to the Boy Scouts in Westchester county where he was awarded the Silver Beaver for his dedication. When his wife was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s he chose to dedicate his time to the Alzheimer’s Association to help others cope with the challenges of the unrelenting impact of the disease on those who provide support.
He was known for his cheerful demeanor and ability to make everyone smile.
He and his family were members of the Hebrew Institute of White Plains. It was there that they learned their Jewish values and traditions that they still cherish today.
He is predeceased by his wife, Norma. He is survived by his son Paul and his wife Gretchen, and his grandsons Zachary and Noah. His daughter Miriam and her wife Becky. His brother Adolph. His close companion, Elaine Brownstein.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations either to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Boy Scouts of America.

Graveside Service

Monday, October 5th 2020 at 11:00 AM


  1. REPLY
    Teri Kopp says

    Dear Paul and Miriam,
    I am so sorry for your loss. As the Administrator of HIWP, I got to know Bernie very well through his work as chairperson of Leisure Thursday and a friend to the office. With his bright smile and gentle way, Bernie’s visits to HIWP were always enjoyable. As a veteran, Alzheimer and senior advocate, dedicated member of HIWP, and all around mensch, Bernie was a pillar of the community and he will be missed. May his memory be a comfort to you.

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    Julie Roberts says

    Dear Paul and Family – I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!

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    Patrick Murphy says

    Losing a parent does not seem to get easier with age, as that love and wisdom seems to grow with years. Though I did not know your father/grandfather, it is clear by your words the impact and legacy he will leave behind. God will ease the intensity of the loss and slowly replace them with the memories of his life. Condolences, thoughts and prayers to Bernard’s family. May God be with you as you heal.

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    Kevin Watkins says

    To Paul and family, my sincere and heartfelt condolences. Reading the obituary, it’s clear that Bernie was a great man who left a huge mark on the world. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

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    Karen Stoloff says

    Dear Paul, Gretchen, Miriam…
    I share your sorrow. Will hold you all in my heart.

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    Kristi Kuchinski says

    Paul and Family,

    I am so very sorry to hear about your loss. Will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

    Kristi Kuchinski & family

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    Maham Dard says

    Dear Paul –Please accept our sincere & deepest condolences, we are so sorry for your loss. You and your family continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.

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    Ami Holt says

    He sounds like a wonderful man that lived his life with intention and purpose. Praying that God will comfort you all.

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    Keisha Ragoobir says

    Paul and Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. My condolences and prayers are with you and your family. May the Lord keep you and your family in perfect peace as you walk through your journey of grief.

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    The Mittmans says

    Dear Paul and Family,
    We are very sorry to hear of your loss. Losing a parent is never easy. We wish you our deepest condolences.

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