William E. Bernstein, 85, of Worcester, died Jan. 8. He was the husband of Marjorie (Burwick) Bernstein. He graduated from Clark University and Boston University School of Law. He practiced law for more than 60 years and was a partner in the law firm of Bernstein and Stern Law Office, originally Burwick & Burwick. He was a past president of the Massachusetts Bar Association, past chairman of the board of Bar Overseers, past president of Mount Pleasant County Club, former member of the Judiciary Nominating Commission, a member of the Federal Judicial Nominating Committee of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Trial Lawyers Association, past chairman of the Committee of Public Counsel Services, and past member of the Commission on Appointment of Federal Judges, Magistrates, U.S. Attorneys and Marshalls. He was a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, and member of the Massachusetts Trial Lawyers Association, a Fellow of the American Trial Lawyers and a member of the Connecticut Bar Association and the Small Business Administration National Advisory Council. He was a past vice president and member of the board of trustees of Temple Emanuel, a former member of the board of the Jewish Community Center, and a member of the Jewish Healthcare Center. In addition to his wife of 58 years, he is survived by three sons, Robert Bernstein and his wife, Kristen, of Richmond Hill, Ga., Richard Bernstein of Worcester, and David Bernstein and his wife, Robin, of Harwich; a daughter, Laurie Kimmelstiel, and her husband, Dr. Carey Himmelstiel, of Framingham; a sister, Florence Mandel of Boca Raton, Fla.; and five grandchildren, Rachel, Dana, Matthew, Carly and Charlie. He was predeceased by a sister, Winifred Snider. Memorial contributions may be made to Tufts Medical Center, Division of Cardiology, c/o James Udelson, 750 Washington St., Boston, MA 02111.
RICHARD PERLMAN OF MILES FUNERAL HOME OF HOLDEN.