William Raymond Bernstein, 84, docent at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center for 18 years

William Raymond Bernstein, 84, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Virginia Beach. He was born in 1934 to the late Lottie and Harry Bernstein in Norfolk.

Billy grew up in Norfolk, where he attended Maury High School and the Norfolk division of William & Mary. In 1961, he married the love of his life, Carole Schub. He enjoyed a lifetime career with Sandler Foods and later PYA Monarch. Billy also served as a volunteer docent at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center for 18 years. He loved fishing, tennis, travel, and above all, Billy loved his family and the time they spent together.

Billy was preceded in death by his brother, Alfred Bernstein.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 58 years, Carole; daughters, Sharon Cohen (Larry) and Deborah Segaloff (Peter); and four adoring grandchildren, Talia, Aaron, Sabine and Emma.

Affectionately called “Goulie” by his family, he was warm, generous, loving, happy and kind to all. He was grateful for his full and good life. He loved life and will be missed and forever loved by so many.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 18, at Ohef Sholom Temple, 530 Raleigh Ave., Norfolk. Burial will be held in Forest Lawn Cemetery following the chapel service. There will be a gathering at 6 p.m. at Deb and Peters house for Shiva and a Shiva Minyan.

Memorial donations may be made to Ohef Sholom Temple, Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center or charity of choice.

Share online condolences with the family at Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory.

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