Funeral Details

Fern Gloria Bernstein

July 18, 1932 - April 12, 2024


Date and Time

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 2:00 PM


Chicago Jewish Funerals
Buffalo Grove Chapel
195 North Buffalo Grove Road
Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089
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Rabbi Lisa Bellows
Beth Am


Shalom Memorial Park
1700 West Rand Road
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004
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The Continental Restaurant
788 South Buffalo Grove Road
Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089
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Immediately following the interment from 4PM - 9PM

Thursday Evening:
David and Jody Bernstein Residence
267 Timber Hill Road
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
from 6:30PM - 9PM

Memorial Contributions

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
225 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611


Fern G. Bernstein nee Holtzman, age 91.
Beloved wife of the late Sheldon Bernstein. Cherished daughter of the late Lipty and Sarah Holtzman. Loving mother of Karen (Joel) Appell and David (Jody) Bernstein. Treasured grandmother of Jeffery (Cassandra) Goldfine, Brian (Aimee) Goldfine, Jaime (Kyle) Lake, Scott Bernstein, Rachel (Brian) Medansky, Alanna (Richard) Lambert, and Aaron (Jaime) Appell. Adoring great-grandmother of Stella, Ryder, Noah, Parker, Austin, Madison, Emersyn, Griffin, and Julian. Dear sister of Phyllis (the late Albert) Leboyer and the late Alvin (MaryAnn) Holtzman. Fond Aunt of many nieces and nephews and friend to many. Service Wednesday, 2 PM at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 195 N. Buffalo Grove Road, Buffalo Grove. Interment Shalom Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago 225 East Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611 Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals – Buffalo Grove Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Growing up with only my moms side of the family in Chicago, I will always remember Fern being so loving and kind to me. She has a very special place in my heart. Having Karen & David as playmates when at family got together was always fun. I feel very fortunate when in Chicago in the fall of 2022 that I was able to visit Fern and know that made a special day for her and for me. A memory that I will always cherish.
Karen and David, our family would like you to know how sorry we are for your loss and sending condolences and love your way. We should all be so fortunate as Fern to have had such a loving husband, Sheldon and the grandchildren and great grandchildren that you two made possible.

With love,

Richard Angelis

Richard Angelis
April 15, 2024
Kathy and I watched the service on zoom and just want to to convey our deepest sympathies. Fern was a wonderful aunt and will always think of her with positive memories.


Mark LeBoyer
April 17, 2024