Robert A. Bernard Sr., age 82, passed away on November 8, 2014 at Ellis Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on September 3, 1932 in Winchendon, MA to the late Arthur A. Bernard and Dora M. Launier.
Robert served his country in the United States Air Force from 1954 to 1976 retiring after a long distinguished career. He was awarded the bronze star after serving in Vietnam.
Robert worked for the NY State government in Albany as a Computer Systems Designer for many years before retiring.
Robert enjoyed the outdoors, woodworking and cooking. He loved spending time with his family on Plum Island, MA. He was also an avid Red Sox Fan
Robert is survived by his sons; Robert Bernard Jr. (Dolly), Malcolm Bernard, Steven Bernard, John Bernard, daughters; Charmaine Razics (Edgar), Shannon Bebb (David), brothers; Paul Bernard (Diane), Andre Bernard, grandchildren; Carrie, Nina, Levi, Maureen, Julie, Hannah, Michael, Jacqueline, Alex, Tarah, Emily, and Andrew, 13 great-grandchildren, and nieces & nephews.
He is preceded in death by his wife Nancy Higgins, son Albert Bernard, sister Marie, brothers; Roland Bernard, and Jack Bernard.
Graveside service with Military Honors for Robert will be held at 10 a.m., on November 28th, 2014, at Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Rd., Schuylerville, NY.