Thomas Bernstein

Thomas J. Bernstein

Monday, September 14th, 1936 - Monday, August 3rd, 2020
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Service Details

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    Friday, August 7th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Friday, August 7th, 2020 11:00am
    To view the recording of Thomas' service, please CLICK HERE
    Rabbi Ari Margolis
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    The graveside service and shiva will be held privately. The service will be live streamed Friday, August 7 at 11:00 a.m. CT at scroll down to Service Details for the live stream. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.


Thomas J. Bernstein, age 83, loving, caring and devoted father of Abbey (Stephen) Hogan and Julie (Dorian) Asch; proud Grandpa of Katie, Suzanne, Kara, Miles and Chloe; beloved son of late Lillian and Norman Paul, and late Charles Bernstein, loving brother of late Rita (Bernard) Hymen and late Alvin Bernstein, treasured uncle and dear friend to many. The family is thankful for Lana’s exceptional loving care. Tom’s family and friends embraced his dynamic presence and passion for life. We will forever miss his big smile, joyful laugh and incredible heart. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to JCFS Chicago (formerly Jewish Children’s Bureau), or please share a memory at Goldman Funeral Group. The graveside service and shiva will be held privately. The service will be live streamed Friday, August 7 at 11:00 a.m. CT at scroll down to Service Details for the live stream. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Info: The Goldman Funeral Group, (847) 478-1600.
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Private Condolence

Abbey Hogan

Posted at 08:04am
Thank you to all of our Dad's family and friends for your kind thoughts, sympathy and prayers. We have received so many kind, wonderful messages and notes about our Dad. I thought this would be a good place to share them:
"Tommy was a bright light and such a joyful person. He leaves a legacy of love and kindness."
"Tom was such a great person. His love and laughter will be remembered."
"Tommy was always such fun to be with and we thought so much of him."
"He was a wonderful person and so full of life."
"I hope that his love and memories of his twinkling smile will carry you through this sad time."
"That contagious smile of yours was filled with so much laughter and pure joy. You never failed to make everyone around you so happy and alive. I admire the devotion, love and care you gave to everyone in your life."
"He was so sweet and loved you so much, you were such a blessing to him."
"Your Dad was simply the best. His big blue eyes always shown bright with curiosity and good times."
"We have such wonderful memories of his personality, warmth and kindness."
"Your Dad was such a great man and I'm blessed to have met him."
"I will always remember his contagious laugh and his gregarious personality."
"Mr. B was truly one of the best. That smile and enthusiasm and he loved you guys so much."
"Tom always had high energy and enthusiasm in all our conversations."
"Your Dad was a spirited, loving warm man."
Thank you for all your love and support.

Barbara Aal

Posted at 11:34am
Dear Julie and Abby,
Marv and I were so sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. He was a good friend to us and we shared many wonderful memories, especially while visiting you at camp in Eagle River. He was a devoted father to you and a supportive friend during times of need. Always the life of the party, his smile and laugh were contagious and he will always hold a place in our hearts. Love, Barbara

Abbey Hogan Posted at 07:27am

Thank you, Barbara. I often think of all the fun times and laughs we had with you, Marv and Nikki. Especially in Three Lakes, Wisconsin. Thanks for your sweet message. Love, Abbey

Julie Posted at 04:40pm

Thanks Barbara. There are so many fun memories that we will continue to share. Nikki sent me some great photos taken in Eagle River. He had so much fun with you and Marv. Thanks for reaching out. Love, Julie

Mira Temkin

Posted at 01:08pm
Dear Abby and Julie:

So sorry for the loss of your beloved father. He was always larger than life with his infectious smile and hearty laughter. How we loved those grandchildren. May his memory stay etched in your hearts forever. Love, Mira and Darryl Temkin

Abbey Hogan Posted at 07:31am

Thank you, Mira and Darryl. We appreciate your kind words and thoughts about our Dad. Love, Abbey

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