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Friedrich Bernard

Posted on: June 9, 2023

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Friedrich Wilhelm Bernard (March 1931 – November 2011) — or Willi, as he was called by his close friends — immigrated from Marburg, Germany, to Buffalo, NY, with his pregnant wife, 7-year-old son and 1-year-old daughter in 1957.

It was a time when those arriving had to have a job. He often worked three to get ahead and take care of his family. With the onset of Alzheimer’s, it was difficult for him to do all the things this man’s man was capable of doing. He never got nasty with anyone and enjoyed company….even if he didn’t always recognize them.

Lost him at age 80. He made his mark on those he knew.