Bernard S. Coblentz, 88, of West Boylston, formerly of Worcester and Paxton, died April 11 in the Jewish Healthcare Center. He leaves his wife of 58 years, Joan (Friedman) Coblentz. Born in Worcester, he was the son of the late Harry and Lena (Silman) Coblentz. He graduated the former Classical High School and was employed by the former Worcester Wholesale Drug Co. for many years. In 1960 he joined the Foster Grant Co. in the sunglass division and remained with them for 29 years, starting as Northeast Sales Manager, eventually moving into a management position at the Leominster headquarters. He held positions as consumer products manager, winning several national packaging awards. He was involved in negotiating an exclusive sunglass lens hard coating license agreement with NASA. Following his retirement, as B. Coblenz Associates, he was a marketing consultant and independent sales representative for various packaging principles. He was a member of Temple Emanuel Sinai, the Holden Towers Tennis Club, the Commonwealth Lodge of B’Nai Brith, and was a 50 year member of Masonic Guiding Lights Lodge of Masons. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Ellen Levitt and her husband, Richard, of Worcester; a son, Hal Coblentz and his wife, Joy of Huntington Beach, Calif.; a granddaughter, Marissa Levitt; several nieces and nephews, Steven Porter and his wife, Rosine, Eric Porter, David Porter and his wife, Elizabeth, HarriAnn Brooks and her husband, John, Dr. Hollis Coblentz and Hope Coblentz; and grand-nieces and grand-nephews, Allison Porter, Rebecca Porter, Lee-ann Porter, William Porter and Jacob Porter. He was predeceased by a brother, Kenneth Coblentz and his wife, Sarelle; and a sister, Doris, and her husband, Ben Porter. Memorial contributions may be made to Temple Emanuel Sinai, 661 Salisbury St., Worcester, MA 01609.
RICHARD PERLMAN OF MILES FUNERAL HOME OF HOLDEN