Bernard Hyman ‘Bernie’ Glaser, 87, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, at Atlantic Shores Retirement Community in Virginia Beach.
He was born and raised on Mozart Avenue, in the Campostella section of Norfolk, and was the youngest of Jack and Gussie Glaser’s seven children.
He was preceded in death by his parents; six siblings, Beatrice Schlosberg, Evelyn Kerpelman, Leonard Glaser, Martin Glaser, Edith Mitnick and Rose Wax); and by his loving wife of 61 years, Carol.
Bernie, as he was known to his family and friends, lived in Norfolk for many years, and retired as a teacher from Norfolk City Schools. He and Carol, eventually moved to Virginia Beach.
Bernie was a well liked teacher at Maury, Norview and Booker T. Washington high schools, where he taught marketing and mentored many students. He also served as adjunct faculty at ODU and TCC. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. Bernie was a longtime member of Ohef Sholom Temple and taught classes at their religious school.
Survivors include a son, Martin Stanley ‘Stan’ Glaser, and his wife, Kim; daughter, Janet Sturgis, and her husband, William ‘Billy’; three grandchildren, Jonathan and Sarah Glaser and Rachel Sturgis; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk, with Rabbi Rosalin Mandelberg officiating. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts, Norfolk is handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be offered to the family through www.hdoliver.com.