Bernice Thaler, 87, of Longmeadow, died Oct. 3 at home surrounded by her family. She was the widow of Martin Thaler. Born in Dorchester, she was the daughter of Bessie and Aaron Weinrebe. She and her husband owned Ideal Employment in Hicksville, NY, until their retirement in 1986 when they moved to Longmeadow. She was a volunteer for Jewish Family Service, Hebrew Free Loan and the Jewish Federation. She was a trained pianist who enjoyed sharing her love of music with others. She is survived by two children, Joy (Thaler) Leavitt and her husband, Michael, of Longmeadow, and Dr. Aaron Thaler and his wife, Dr. Jocelyn Scher, of New York City; and grandchildren Jared and Tara Leavitt, Kara Leavitt, Mirelle Thaler and Daniel Thaler. Memorial contributions may be made to Glenmeadow Educational Fund; the Jewish Family Service Resettlement program; or Temple Beth El.
ASCHER-ZIMMERMAN FUNERAL HOME