Bernard (Bernie) Scheier

June 8 or 9, 1926–Jan. 4, 2012

Bernie was born in his grandmother’s house in Brooklyn, New York. At 18, Bernie was drafted and joined the Navy where he served his country at Corpus Christi, Texas. There he wrote a column for the base paper, Salty Says. After Bernie was honorably discharged from the Navy, he was hired by the New York Times for the Sunday supplement.

In April 1959, he was hired by John Wiley & Sons Publishing in New York. In 1965, he was transferred to California to open a West Coast production office. In 1988, Bernie joined Harper San Francisco and retired in the 1990s as Vice President of Production.

Keeping busy in his community, Bernie attended services every Saturday at Congregation Beth Jacob where he acted as the Gabbai for the past 35 years. He also received special recognition for his work with students for Jewish literacy at Hawes Elementary School.

Bernie served several times as president of the Mayer Licht Redwood Lodge of B’nai B’rith. Bernie leaves behind his loving wife of 62 years, Charlotte, and his greatest joys sons Stephen and Kevin (Hillary) and granddaughters Abigail, Isabella, Lauren and Haley.