Benjamin "Ben" Bernstein was born November 20, 1929 in Buffalo, New York.
He married the love of his life, Miriam Weitzman Bernstein, on June 19, 1955 in Buffalo, New York. They were married for 67 years.
He passed November 10, 2022 at MorningStar Senior Living of Parker, Colorado.
He is predeceased by his mother, Hannah Sultz Bernstein, his father Morris Bernstein; his brother Robert Benson and sisters Jean Buick and Lillian Berman.
He is survived by his wife, Miriam; his children Linda (Victor) Arnold, Laura Strauss (Al Dworkin), Karen Bernstein (John Orlowski), Keith (Beth) Bernstein; his grandchildren Melissa Strauss (Alea Hamilton), Tasha Safford (Ryan Hirsh), Joshua Bernstein, Amy Hively (Tyler), Zachary Bernstein; great grandchildren Ava Bernstein, Dakota Bernstein, Easton Bernstein, Rylie Strauss Hamilton, Logan Strauss Hamilton.
He attended Buffalo Tech High School and served in the Air Force from 1950 to 1953 as a Staff Sergeant in the Air Force Band.
After, he worked Mill End Shop from 1954 to1972 as an interior decorator in Buffalo, New York. From 1972 to 1998 he owned a business as interior decorator in Buffalo. Following that he worked as an Interior Decorator in Fort Myers, Florida until 2007 when he retired.
His passion was being a musician, which he could do part time. He wrote arrangements, and played piano, organ and trumpet under the name Ben Bernie.
He belonged to Lockport Musicians Union.
He liked bowling, swimming, and dancing. He was passionate about his music and his family was everything to him. Everywhere he went, his joyous presence was felt with his beaming smile and optimistic warm spirit.
His funeral service is Friday, November 18, 2022 at 12:30pm at Feldman Mortuary Chapel (1673 York St, Denver CO 80206). Interment at Emanuel Cemetery within Fairmount to follow.
The chapel service will be streamed via Feldman Mortuary's YouTube channel.