Bernard Wallerstein, 98, of West Orange died April 13, 2014. He was born in Newark and grew up in East Orange.
Mr. Wallerstein was a partner in the stock brokerage firm of Augenblick and Kohn, working with his father-in-law, Richard E. Kohn, in a long and close partnership. He worked until 1989 in brokerage firms, including Lehman Brothers and Shearson.
He graduated from East Orange High School and from New York University with a BS in accounting, magna cum laude.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a medical administration officer with the rank of lieutenant.
He was a trustee of South Orange, chairman of Essex County Transportation Committee, trustee of Llewellyn Park, and treasurer of Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, Short Hills. He was a member of Mountain Ridge Country Club in West Caldwell and Master Gardeners of Essex County and a board member of the American Jewish Committee. He also tutored at Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest, staffed telephone information at Rutgers Cooperative Extension, and was a guide for the National Park Service Edison Memorial Park. Committed to environmental causes, he was active in rehabilitating Branch Brook Park in Newark and helped to establish an environmental education program at NYU. At 98, he retired from his last volunteer job and was active to his last days.
He is survived by his wife, Jane; his children, Stephen and Peggy; a brother, Melvin; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Services were held April 14 with arrangements by Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, Livingston.