Remembering Morris Bernstine

Moshe ben Shimshon
Morris Bernstine

Deceased’s Name: Morris Bernstine

Deceased’s Hebrew Name: Moshe ben Shimshon

Former Last Name:Bernstine

Nick Name:Morey

Deceased Mother's Name: Lena Bernstine

Deceased Father's Name: Samuel Bernstine

Deceased Additional Parent's Name:

Deceased Date of Birth: April 5, 1927

City of Birth:Altoona

State of Birth:Pennsylvania

Country of Birth:United States

Deceased Date of Death: December 3, 2005

Deceased Time of Death: after sunset

Deceased’s Synagogue Affiliation: Temple Hadar Israel

Deceased’s Synagogue Location: New Castle, PA

Cemetery Name: Tifereth Israel

Cemetery City, State/Province: New Castle, PA

Cemetery Plot Number: Section 3, Row C, Plot #19


Morris Bernstine, 78, of 186 McGuffey Blvd. died the night of Dec. 3, 2005, in Jameson Care Center. Born in Altoona on April 5, 1927, he was a son of Samuel and Lena Stock Bernstine. His father died in 1949 and his mother in 1986. He married the former Mary C. Provins Gansz on June 16, 1951. She died May 12, 1967.

Mr. Bernstine most recently worked security at Youth Development Center for 13 years. Before that he was assistant manager of Myer Frank Furniture in Warren, Ohio. The 1945 graduate of Altoona High School, he attended New Castle Business College. Mr. Bernstine was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army Air Corps from 1945 to 1947. He belonged to Temple Hadar Israel and was former teacher at Tifereth Israel Synagogue. Mr. Bernstine was a former member of the Union Area School Board from 1967 to 1973. He was an avid Penn State football fan.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Kaye and John McMurray of Las Vegas, and Carol and Dan Tancibok of State College, Pa.; a son and daughter-in-law, Samuel M. and Pamela J. Bernstine of New Castle; six grandchildren, Mary Byers Stone, Curt Byers and Aaron J. Bernstine, all of New Castle, David Byers of Coraopolis, Ryan Ari Tancibok of State College and Christopher Allen Tancibok of London, England; three great-grandchildren, Maria Lynn Stone and twins Jordan and Justin Byers, all of New Castle. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Abe Bernstine in 1994.

Visitation is 12:30 to 2 p.m. tomotrrow at the R. Cunningham Funeral Home, 2429 Wilmington Road. A service will be conducted at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the funeral home. Rabbi Sheldon Clark will officiate. Burial will be in Tifereth Israel Cemetery. The New Castle Area Veterans Honor Guard will perform military rites at 2 p.m. tomorrow. Memorial contributions may be made to Odyssey Health Care of Pittsburgh, Park West One, Suite 500, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15275; or Temple Hadar Israel, 403 E. Moody Ave., New Castle 16105.