Bernard Jaffe
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OFFICIATING

Rabbi David Eligberg from Temple Israel in Albany

SERVICES

Temple Israel Cemetery , Western Avenue in Guilderland, NY on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 12 noon. (Graveside service)

Memorial Luncheon

Following the service, the family extends a cordial invitation, to relatives and friends, to join them at The Desmond, 600 Albany Shaker Rd. Albany, NY 12211 at 1:45 pm, for a Luncheon in Mr. Jaffe's memory.

Memorial Contributions

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in memory of Bernard D. Jaffe to the American Kidney Foundation, American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.

Obituary of Bernard Jaffe

Pompano Beach, FL – Bernard D. Jaffe

 

Bernard Daniel Jaffe (“Bernie”) died March19, 2019 at the age of 93 in Pompano Beach, Florida.  He was born April 19,1925 in Brooklyn, New York to Max and Evelyn (Eva) Jaffe.  He attended elementary school in Brooklyn and graduated from Philip Schuyler High School after moving to Albany, NY. Bernie proudly served in WWII as a US Navy Sea Bee MU 541 in the South Pacific.

  

After returning to Albany from the service, he met the love of his life, Charlotte Wolkenbreit as she worked in her parents’ bakery, The Capital Bakery.   They married on May 29,1949. 

 

Bernie graduated with Bachelors in Business from Syracuse University. He enjoyed his career.  He worked for the Boston Store in Latham as a Buyer and was chosen to open the Niskayuna location as the Store Manager.  He was a highly regarded businessman and was honored as NYS Buyer of the Year in 1974. He and Charlotte were also the proprietors of the Classic Shop in Albany.  They retired to South Florida in 1989 where Charlotte died in 1991.  He later met his second wife, Bernice Weisberg in Florida and they enjoyed several years together with their dog Milo until her death in 2016. 

 

Bernie is survived by 3 children Karen Jaffe Savoni (Joseph), Robert Jaffe (Grace), and Dr Jana Jaffe (Julia Ingram.) He is also survived by his 4 grandchildren,

Dr Jessica Savoni, Julia Savoni, Alec Jaffe and Ean Jaffe. He was predeceased in death by his parents and his brother Leon Jaffe. He has several loving nieces and nephews.

 

Bernie was a wise and practical man who loved traveling and spending time with his family and friends.  In later years, he began taking his adult children, their spouses and grandchildren on several cruises and other trips so they could come from all parts of the country to be together.  Bernie enjoyed golf in his early years as a member of Shaker Ridge Country Club, avidly watched sports, played Pinochle regularly, loved a good western movie, and a good deli.

 

Bernie was a gentleman with the highest of integrity and will be greatly missed

 

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in memory of Bernard D. Jaffe to the American Kidney Foundation, American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice. The family would like to express their most sincere gratitude to Dr Ira Lazar and the staff at the ARA Boca Raton Dialysis Center. 

 

Funeral service will be held graveside, Sunday March 24, 2019, 12:00 pm at the Temple Israel Cemetery on Western Avenue in Guilderland, NY.

 

Following the service, the family extends a cordial invitation, to relatives and friends, to join them at The Desmond, 600 Albany Shaker Rd. Albany, NY 12211 at 1:45 pm, for a Luncheon in Mr. Jaffe's memory. 

 

 

 

 

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