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Bernard Adelstein

April 24, 1928 ~ September 30, 2017 (age 89)
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Message from Roz & Harry Abraham
October 13, 2017 11:37 AM

Dear Connie & Family,

We were neighbors on Shannon Road in Cleveland Heights. We lived at 3653 Shannon and you lived across the street from us. We were friends and enjoyed each other's company,. We have 3 children; Marcy, almost 57, Jacqui, age 56, and Brian age 51. All are married and each have 3 children. They all went to Millikin Elementary with your children.

We were so proud to have a renown trumpist living on our street. Bernie was a friendly, great personality, and a very unassuming person. You were a very loyal volunteer at the school, We were good friends.

We are so sorry to read of Bernie's death. The years go by so fast, and people move away . We lost contact and did not know of your move to Florida. What a beautiful life he led performing in the most rewarding orchestras. He left a wonderful legacy for you and your children.

We send our deepest sympathy to you and your family. May his life be for a blessing. Roz & Harry & Family

Message from Jonathan Klein
October 9, 2017 12:06 AM

It goes back a few years, but I clearly remember going to the Adelstein's home near Severance Miliken school in Cleveland Heights, Ohio to hang out with Bernie's son David. Bernie and Connie were always kind and generous while tolerating David and I as we listened to songs by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrel such as "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" in David's bedroom. Bernie and Connie always had a smile whenever I entered their home -- and I was privileged to hear him practicing on several occasions. I took trumpet with David Zauder -- second chair to Bernie if I recall correctly -- and now both are gone. My deepest condolences to the entire Adelstein family.
Message from David Adelstein
October 11, 2017 8:07 AM

Hi Jon,
Thank you for the kind words. Hope your doing well. I remember some great times together. You were one of my first business partners. Life back than was fun and simple.
Message from Robert Kapell
October 7, 2017 1:28 PM

Bernie was a loving gracious man who I will miss. Please accept my condolences.
Message from Marlene Adelstein
October 9, 2017 3:25 PM

Thanks so much, Robert. We appreciate your kind words.
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A candle was lit by Stephen and Helene Jeandheur on October 7, 2017 8:34 AM
Message from Nancy Cronig
October 6, 2017 9:44 PM

Oh, how sad I am today to learn of Bernie's death. What a great guy! A very special, humble person. A privilege to have known him. Thank you for posting the beautiful picture of him as I remember him, with the trumpet.

Connie, I hope you are well. My deepest sympathy and love to you and all the children.

Message from Marlene Adelstein
October 11, 2017 7:47 AM

Thank you, Nancy. I remember my family spending many happy times with yours.
Would love to be in touch with you. All best, Marlene
Message from Mimi Smith
October 6, 2017 11:48 AM

Bernie and Connie were Al and my next door neighbors for many years. So many memories - Bernie showing me his leg brace, hearing him practice before concerts, Connie giving me small treasures for my sewing when they moved from Stoneybrook, our visits with them, and always dinner, when they had moved to their apartmentment. We were honored one year with the invitation to attend a Seder at their home and the birthday parties every five years at the Café Baci. Bernie had a distinctive voice that I will always remember. My condolences to Connie and the children. I will miss him.
Message from Marlene Adelstein
October 9, 2017 2:21 PM

Thanks so much to you, Mimi, and Al. I know my parents enjoyed your friendship.
Message from Paul Randall
October 5, 2017 8:04 PM

Bernie was my trumpet teacher in the early 70's. He was a great teacher, a great player, and a great guy. I still think about things he taught me every day after all these years. His playing was an inspiration for me, an unattainable goal that I have tried to emulate ever since meeting him all those years ago. I never would have made it in the music business without him. My condolences to his family.
Message from Marlene Adelstein
October 6, 2017 6:15 PM

Thank you, Paul, for your kind words. We appreciate it.
Message from Phyllis & Larry Prager
October 4, 2017 9:57 AM

Bernie and Connie were a special couple who contributed to the community here in Stoneybrook. They were missed when they moved away.
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A candle was lit by Harold Weller on October 4, 2017 1:08 AM
Message from Ada and Franz Schneider
October 3, 2017 9:53 AM

We were so saddened to learn of our good friend Bernie’s passing. We enjoyed hearing his playing of the trumpet in orchestras and especially the many fascinating stories of his experiences. Our sincere condolences to Connie and the rest of his family on your loss.
Message from Marlene Adelstein
October 9, 2017 2:19 PM

Thanks so much for your lovely words. My family so appreciates it.
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