Bernard 'Papa' Kertzer

Funeral Service: Friday, May 13, 2022 at 3:00 PM
Graveside Service
Shiva: Strictly Private Shiva. Thank you for respecting the family's wishes.
Cemetery: Kehal Israel Memorial Park

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Merilee and les Weitzman - 8 days ago

Dear Kertzer family Sending you our heartfelt condolences on the passing of your beloved Bernie. May your happy memories give you strength at this time. Sincerely Merilee and Les Weitzman

susan Alper - 9 days ago

Baila and the entire family My sincere condolences on the passing of such a kind man my thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this very difficult time May he RIP and you keep his memories alive he will be missed

Anna-Sue Greenberg - 9 days ago

Dear Baila & family, Please accept my deepest sympathies on the loss of Bernie. I am thinking of you at this sad time. Warmest regards, Anna-Sue

Gail Gelber - 9 days ago

Dear Baila & Family, Sending my heartfelt condolences on the passing of Bernie. May the memories you have bring you comfort during this most difficult time. Fondly, Gail

Judi & Aaron Gelber - 9 days ago

Dear Baila & Family. Sending sincere condolences as you mourn the loss of Bernie. Cherish beautiful memories of a long life you shared as a family & find strength in each other. Judi & Aaron.

Sharon Cohen (Levine) - 10 days ago

Please accept our condolences on the loss of Bernie. We remember many good times shared with my mother Betty and my late father Herky Levine, My sister Janice (Stotland) sends her sympathies as well.

Shirlee and Gerry Rosen - 10 days ago

Dear Baila and family We were so saddened to hear of Bernie's passing May he rest in peace and may your wonderful memories be a comfort to you at this time Shirlee and Gerry Rosen

Gale and Lorne Wiseman - 10 days ago

Dear Baila, Murray, David, and families, our heartfelt condolences on your loss. Our thoughts are with all of you at this difficult time. We hope you are finding comfort in the wonderful memories you shared.

Rita Manaster Schick - 10 days ago

Dear Baila, Murray and family, I extend my sincere condolences on your loss…May your memories and Bernie’s beautiful sculptures provide some comfort during this difficult time. BH

Erica Lawee - 10 days ago

Dear Kertzer family, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I have fond memories of being in Florida with Papa and Baila with Alex when we were teens! Sending hugs and strength during this difficult time.

Rima Nasr - 10 days ago

My deepest condolences to the whole family

TAMARA AND PHILIP GREENBERG - 10 days ago

Dear Baila, Murray and David, Please accept our deepest condolences. Bernie was a "prince of a fellow". I (Philip) first met Bernie through business. From that, we became personal friends and he introduced us to the Lord Reading Yacht Club and many summers boating with new friends and activities for our children. With the decline of Covid, we were hoping to get together. Alas, it was not to be. May you be spared from further sorrow for many years to come. Tamara and Philip

Bonnie Marcus - 11 days ago

Dear Baila, David and Murray and Family, My sympathies on your loss. Meeting Bernie later in life, it was always fascinating to listen to his stories. We enjoyed our times together and will miss him. Baila, he adored you and was so proud of the family you built. May your memories be a source of comfort. Bonnie and Jeff

steven shadowitz - 11 days ago

Dear Baila and family ,Please accept my sincere condolences on your loss .May only Happy memories bring you comfort now ,and in time to come .

Marvin carsley - 11 days ago

Dear Baila and the Keizer Family We are very sad to learn of Bernie’s passing. What a fine person and gifted individual has been lost. We wish to convey our sincere condolences to you and wish that your memories sustain you thru Philippa and Marvin Carsley

Heather Kertzer - 12 days ago

Paul, Samantha, Ben and I would like to leave our condolences of the loss of uncle Bernie. He will be missed by the whole family. We send the family our love and our thoughts at this sad time. Love Heather

Sheila and Steve Altro - 12 days ago

Dear Baila we were so sorry to hear of the passing Of Bernie. Our most sincere sympathies and deepest condolences We shall remember all our good times together Sheila and Steve

Gloria Isenberg - 12 days ago

Dear Baila and family: Our heartfelt condolences to you at this sad time. You and Bernie were such a warm and welcoming couple. Our thought are with you. Gloria and Wally Isenberg

Marcyand Jack Zeltzer and Family - 12 days ago

Dearest Baila, Murray, David and Family. A Legend is never lost . And Bernie certainly is one. A remarkably accomplished, talented , and generous individual. While we all mourn our loss ; it is better to remember and celebrate his long , successful and productive life. Our love to all.

Barbara Perzow - 12 days ago

Dear Baila and family, I was so sorry and sad to read of Bernie’s passing. I am sending you my most sincere and heartfelt sympathies on your loss. Much love, Barby

Bunny Daitch - 12 days ago

Dear Baila, Murray & David. Our sincere condolences at this very sad time. Bunny & Leonard

Lynn Woloz - 12 days ago

Dear Baila, Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family at this very difficult time. Sincerely, Lynn and Steve

Caelie and Brian Azeff - 13 days ago

Dear Murray and Angela, We were sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept our deepest condolences . Sincerely , Brian and Caelie

Allen Katz - 13 days ago

Dear Murray and family. Our deepest condolences on the loss of you dad.

Connie and Roy Fleischman - 13 days ago

Dear Baila and family, remembering Bernie when we were neighbours on Mt. Belvedere in Piedmont. We both had standard poodles , yours was named Rocky and ours Cindy, so Bernie had this idea of arranging a union with the two. Out popped nine puppies and we distributed them to our friends you keeping one and we keeping two, so in a way we are related through our dogs.Bernie was one of a kind and the world will be a sadder place without him. So sorry for your loss, Connie and Roy Fleischman.

Pearl Levy - 13 days ago

Dear Baila and family. Sorry to hear about Bernie’s passing. Be strong. May all the fond memories bring you comfort always. Fondly, Pearl Levy

Nina and Allan Miller - 13 days ago

Dear Baila, Murray, David and family: We were very sad to hear about Bernie. We have good memories of times spent with you over many years. He was a very likeable man. Bayla, the two of you were a special couple! Nina and Allan

GLORIA BRUNER - 13 days ago

Dear Baila and Family, I was saddened to read the Bernie passed away. We go back many years, he was a true "mensch". I wish you strength and hope that your beautiful memories will help you at this most difficult time. Warmly, Gloria Bruner

Anne Perlman - 13 days ago

Dear Baila and family, My heartfelt condolences to you on the loss of your beloved Bernie. May your cherished memories of him be a comfort and a blessing at this difficult time. My thoughts are with you. Anne.

Naomi Friedman - 13 days ago

Dear Baila Thinking of all our good memories . Sincere condolences.

gerry anisman - 13 days ago

Dear David and Kertzer family our condolences on the loss of your father. May your memories bring you comfort and peace at the difficult time.

Barbara Baron - 13 days ago

Dear Baila, I was truly saddened to hear that your dear Bernie had passed. Please accept my most sincerest sympathies. Warmly, Barbara Baron

Victoria Lang - 13 days ago

My thoughts are with your family during this difficult time.

Irwin and Claude Lande - 13 days ago

Dear Murray, Angie and Families, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept our most sincere condolences during this difficult time.

Lorry Levy - 13 days ago

My heartfelt condolences to the Kertzer family. May your sweet memories bring you comfort.

Marlene Taran family - 13 days ago

We will miss our Bernie , our dads great friend,

Isaac Alt - 13 days ago

Dear Baila, Murray, David and Family. I was very sad to learn of Bernie's passing. Please accept my sincerest sympathy. May you know of no further sorrow. As a young architect Bernie was my first boss and then a lifelong client and friend. i am forever grateful for his advice and have good memories.

marilyn & david aisen - 13 days ago

Dear Baila & family David and I send our sincere condolences on the loss of Bernie, a fine gentleman . Stay strong and remember the good times.

Marlene Taran - 13 days ago

Dear Baila, @ dear family, So sad to hear of the loss of Bernie , All the memories we have all shared, All the times spent together, to remind us of how Rich our lives were because of him and especially you Baila, Hugs & Love,

Riva and Roger Fenster - 13 days ago

Dear Baila, and family, Our thoughts are with you on the loss of your beloved Bernie. May your cherished memories of a life well lived together comfort you, Roger and Riva Fenster

Arlene and Alan Taveroff - 13 days ago

Loss of a loved one is never easy, but perhaps all your memories of love and happy times together can provide you and your family with some measure of comfort in this difficult time.

Corinne Sotto - 13 days ago

Dearest Murray and Angela, please accept our sincerest condolences on the loss of your father. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Cindy Hass - 13 days ago

Baila, You & Bernie truly set the bar high for a truly amazing marriage. Love, commitment, devotion, trust, creativity, family first, & devotion , respect really glued you both so admirably . What a beautiful full life & relationship for your children, grandchildren, great grandchildren & someone like me a friend of your family to aspire to . I never missed an opportunity to meet with you both during these COVID times in parking lots , sharing fries , hotdogs, burgers , julips, Coco cuddles & playtimes , & one on one honest & appreciated moments of discussion with Bernie. My goodness, this is so sad yet the memories so wonderful. Team Mama Kertzer, I wish you all strength & that the Love & memories you share as well Papa’s creative gifts keep his presence always here & near .

Clarence Blatt - 13 days ago

Dear Baila, Murray, David and the Kertzer Family, Please accept my deepest sympathies on the passing of our beloved Bernie. Going back to 1960 we had such great times together, the yacht club days, lots of partying, many Florida trips (where I missed you guys this year)and generally being amongst your family. I am going to miss Bernie. Rest In Peace my dear friend. Clarence

Soryl and Martin Cohen - 13 days ago

Dear Baila and family. Please accept our condolences on the loss of Bernie. We have some fun memories of our times together. May he R.I.P. Soryl and Martin Cohen (Florida)

Tina and Max Smart - 13 days ago

Dear David, Brian and , Jeremy, we are saddened to hear of the passing of your dear father, grandfather, We would like to extend our deepest condolences to you and to your families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Tina and Mac

Ali Maislin - 13 days ago

Dear Auntie Baila and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I was very saddened to learn of Uncle Bernie's passing. I have such nice memories of him. Please accept my sincere condolences.

mark waxman - 13 days ago

Dear Kertzer family , I am so sorry to hear the sad news. Please accept my deepest condolences at this difficult time. May you be comforted by a lifetime of memories. Mark

Frances Shore - 13 days ago

Dear Baila, Out thoughts are with you on the lose of your husband Bernie.Cherish all your wonderful memories and stay healthy. Fondly, Frances& Jack

Cynthia Marineau & Henry Karp - 13 days ago

Dear Murray & family, Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss. May he live on in the wonderful memories you have of him. Henry & Cynthia

Michael White - 13 days ago

David, our deepest sympathies to you & the entire Kertzer family. Sincerely, Michael & Steven White and the team at M.W.R.

Eta and asher elcabetz - 13 days ago

Dear baila and family So sorry to hear this sad news. Please accept our deepest condolences and hope you will always be comforted by good memories. Our thoughts are with you.

Israel Bonds Montreal - 13 days ago

To the family of the late Bernard Kertzer, On behalf of the management and staff or Israel Bonds, please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Bernard. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. May your memories give you comfort, and may you be spared further sorrow. With our deepest sympathy, Israel Bonds/Canada-Israel Securities, Ltd.

sanda agulnik max cantor - 13 days ago

dear baila and family.our condolences on the loss of a talented artist great family man and wonderful friend. we will miss him. mackie

Lissy Kates - 13 days ago

Dear Baila, Murray, David and family, I am so sorry to hear about Bernie. He was a warm and generous man. I have many fond memories of the two of you. My heartfelt condolences to you and the family. Thinking of you all.

Susan Puritz - 13 days ago

Dear Baila, Thinking of you and sending sincere condolences on the passing of your beloved Bernie. May all your wonderful memories help you through this difficult time, and may Bernie's memory be for a blessing.

Marla Plotnick - 13 days ago

Dear Baila, Murray, David and family, so sorry to hear about your loss. Sending you our heartfelt condolences, Marla and Howard

Debbi Haberman - 13 days ago

Dear Baila, David, Murray and family, Only the fondest memories of Bernie. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. With deepest condolences, Debbi

Andrew Gertler - 13 days ago

I would like to extend my deepest condolences to the entire Kertzer family. May your happy memories sustain you now and in the years to follow. My thoughts are with you

Suzie shaffer - 13 days ago

Dear Baila, Murray, David and family, Sending my heartfelt condolences on your loss. May you find comfort in the years shared and may his memory be a blessing. BDE

Karen Weiner Koenig - 13 days ago

Dear Murray & family, Please know I am thinking of you all during this most difficult time. I hope that you find comfort with your loved ones in the days ahead. Fondly, Karen

Suzie shaffer - 13 days ago

Dear Baila, Murray

Renata Kirsh - 13 days ago

Dear Baila and Family I was so sorry to learn of Benie's passing. Please accept my deepest and most hearfelt condolences at this difficult time. Renata

Carmele McGeary - 13 days ago

Dearest Baila, Murray and David , grandchildren and great grandchildren. I was saddened to hear of Bernie’s passing away yesterday . I have many great memories of Bernie over the years. His sculptures will continue to remind me of his many talents. Please accept my sympathies. Carmele

Kathy Carsley - 13 days ago

Dear Murray, Angie, Alex, and family, We are very sorry for your loss. Our sincerest condolences. May his memory be a blessing. Sincerely, Kathy and Wayne

Cheryl Ginsberg - 13 days ago

Dearest Baila and family, our deepest sympathy on your beloved Bernie. We remember our times with Wonderful Happy Hours at Lord Reading Club many moons ago. My your memories be a blessing. Fondly, Cheryl & Leslie

Tina Ferstman - 13 days ago

Dear Bayla, Our heart goes out to you on the passing of your husband. So many years, so many memories. Cherish them all. Our deepest condolences to you and your children. Tina Ferstman and Gus Christopoulos

Jeffrey Wagman - 13 days ago

Dear Kertzer Family, I so sorry to hear of your family’s loss. May his memories make this difficult time easier. My thoughts are with the entire family. Jeffrey

Clara Sheftman - 13 days ago

So sad to hear about Bernie Stay strong Baila let’s get together later

Joyce Hass Pedvis - 13 days ago

Dear Baila and family, so sorry to hear of Bernie’s passing. Please accept my condolences. Joyce

Amy and Misha - 13 days ago

Dear Baila and Kertzer family, Bernie was an integral part of our lives for so many years. He was always upbeat and a man who lived life to the fullest and appreciated every second especially time spent with his family! We’re so sorry for your loss but all the memories of the wonderful times you spent together will always be with you.

Marcy and Mark Segall - 13 days ago

Dear Baila, David, Rivka and Kertzer Family, Our deepest sympathies to you on the loss of your dear Bernie. We have fond memories of him. There was always a big smile and a few kind words whenever we met. May the good memories you shared with him comfort you during this difficult time.

Harriet and Howard Puritt - 13 days ago

Dear Auntie Baila and the entire family. Our deepest condolences on the loss of Uncle Bernie. May all your wonderful memories comfort you during this difficult time. Our hearts are with you.

Lucy and Stewart Shapiro - 13 days ago

Dear Murray and family, our condolences on the loss of your father. May you be spared further sorrow.

Jo Ann Heft - 13 days ago

Dear David and Rivka, I am sorry to hear about the passing of your father. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. May the happy memories you all shared together bring you comfort during this time.

Lori Zelcer Palatnik - 13 days ago

Dear Aunty Baila, Murray and David-- I have only loving memories of Uncle Bernie. My fondest was a fishing day trip he took me on when I was 12 or 13-- just him and me. We had the best time, he was loving and patient, and he told me many years later that he kept the picture of me holding the fish in his office. May his memory be a blessing, and may G-d comfort you at this most difficult time. He was the patriarch of the Kertzer family and will be missed....

Warren Hersh - 13 days ago

Dear Baila, David, Murray and the Kertzer family, It's been years, but a good man will always be remembered. My deepest condolences on your great loss. Hoping that your memories help bring you comfort through these most difficult times. May your family be spared from further sorrow. Donna & Warren Hersh

Lisa Puritt Halperin - 13 days ago

Dear Auntie Baila and the whole family, Todd and I want to express our deepest condolences to you and to your whole family. I have such warm memories of celebrating Rosh Hashana together for so many years. He will be missed. Sending our love to you.

Alan Zavalkoff - 13 days ago

Dear Murray & David I'm so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. May all your cherished memories help you and your family through this sad time. Rest in peace Bernie. Alan Zavalkoff

Robyn Brojde - 13 days ago

Dear Auntie Baila, Murray, David, Alex, Richard, Stacy, Ryan and the whole family. I am so sad to hear that Uncle Bernie passed. He was such a sweet, generous, kind, fun and loving man. I have so many amazing memories with you all. I remember every seder, every boat ride. sitting at his bar on Ramzay. I remember how special and welcome he always made me feel. Even when I would bump into him in the past few years at st viateur bagel, he would always smile and ask to meet my kids. When I spoke to Alex earlier, she texted me that he was a legend. I completely agree. I am so very sorry for your loss.

Darcy Kertzer - 13 days ago

Dear Aunt Baila and family: Our sincere condolences on the loss of my Uncle Bernie. I have wonderful memories of him and my dad at the LRYC, and I was always impressed with Bernie's loyalty, commitment, and love for my kind Aunt Baila and his entire family. Love, Darcy and Sean

Judy and Eli Cohen - 13 days ago

Dear Baila,Murray,David and Family So many good memories of Baila and Bernie with family members Our most heartfelt condolences Judy and Eli

Melissa Preston Laiserin - 13 days ago

Dear Baila, Murray and David. I was so saddened to hear about Uncle Bernie's passing. I have such fond memories that I will cherish forever, My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. May his memory always be for a blessing . All my love, Melissa

Betty Puritt - 13 days ago

Dear Baila , Murray & David: It is with much sadness to learn of Bernie`s passing. There is a lot of history between the two families, and will cherish the memories we did have. Love to all Betty & Larry

Eric & Heidi Puritt - 13 days ago

Dear Baila, Murray, David & Families, We are so sorry for your loss and extend our heartfelt condolences. Treasure all the happy memories.

Judi & Roger - 13 days ago

Dear Baila, Murray, David & Family, Words cannot express the sadness we feel at your loss and ours of our wonderful and generous cousin. We shared a very close relationship since you and Bernie met. He will be missed and we will have wonderful memories of all the simchas we enjoyed together. Our hearts are with you, the children, grandchildren, & great grandchildren. Hugs and love, Judi & Roger

Bernie and Barbara Fersten - 13 days ago

Dear Baila and family, We were very saddened to learn of Bernie's passing. Please accept our sincerest sympathy. may you know of no further sorrow. Bernie and Barbara Fersten

Lita Alper - 13 days ago

Dear Baila Murray David and family.our hearts are very sad that we will not haveThe Bazer amongst us no longer. He was always a good friend and we had so many good times together. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time love Lita & Seymour

Marilyn Weiss - 13 days ago

Dear Baila, Leo and I send our sincere condolences to you and your family on the loss of your beloved Bernie. Cherish all the good memories. Marilyn and Leo Weiss

Edith and Marty Szwarcok - 13 days ago

Dear Baila and family So sorry to hear of Bernie’s passing. We know that your wonderful memories with him will bring you comfort in this very difficult time Hugs and kisses Edith and Marty

Ronnie Karpman - 13 days ago

To the entire Kertzer family, my sincere condolences on your loss of such a great person. Bernie always had a story.....he was so interesting, so creative, especially with his sculptures which he was so proud of, and so driven to talk about his accomplishments. He will be missed by all!!!!

Carla & Ron Vineberg - 13 days ago

Dear Baila and family, Our sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved Bernie. I have fond memories of times shared at the LRYC, and I hope that your many cherished memories will bring you some comfort at this sad time. Carla & Ronnie

Joe sklar - 14 days ago

Dear Baila and family, sending you my deepest condolences on the passing of Bernie. Our families shared many great times together. He will be missed. Joe Sklar

Angie and Gene Piccoli - 14 days ago

Dearest Baila, Murray, David and family, Our sincerest condolences on the passing of your beloved Bernie. May he rest in eternal peace. Someone who shared so much of his life with all of you will forever remain a part of you . With warm thoughts and prayers, Angie and Gene Piccoli

SHEILA SINCLAIR KIRSTEIN - 14 days ago

Dear Baila.....My deepest sympathies...... i was at your wedding....we were good friends back then.......i remember your wedding well.......and i surely remember your mother.....full of pep.....and so are you!!!....stay strong Baila....keep your great personality going forward........WITH LOVE and sadness, SHEILA xoo

Ann and David Kruger - 14 days ago

Dear Baila and family. I am so sorry to hear about Bernie’s passing. I was at his side when he collapsed a number of year’s ago. I always thought Bernie was invincible. Please accept our deepest and sincerest condolences on his passing.

Dahlia Zaide Rusinek - 14 days ago

Dear Ryan, Melissa and Family Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the passing of Bernie Kertzer. May his soul Rest In Peace and May you be comforted among mourners of Israel and Jerusalem. ברוך דיין אמת

Linda & Neil Noodelman - 14 days ago

Dear Baila and the Kertzer family, We were saddened to hear of Bernard’s passing. We hope the many wonderful memories you carry with you will comfort you during this difficult time. He will be dearly missed. Neil, Linda and Eric

Doug&Cynthia Mayoff - 14 days ago

Dear Baila, Murray & family, Cynthia and I extend our most sincere condolences on the passing of Bernie. Age has no bearing when one loses a dear family member… sad is sad. Sorry for your great loss. Doug & Cynthia Mayoff

Reisa and Bruce Vineberg - 14 days ago

Our deepest sympathy to the entire Kertzer family. Fond memories of our days at LRYC. May your fond memories be a source of comfort during this difficult time. Reisa and Bruce

Marion Abracen Youkilis - 14 days ago

So sorry to hear about your loss. .we all had so much fun together at the Lord Reading. Wonderful memories.