Bernice Tannenbaum (Ackerman)
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Bernice Tannenbaum (Ackerman)

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TANNENBAUM: Bernice Tannenbaum (Ackerman), age 92, of Boynton Beach, Fla., died May 24, 2018, after a courageous battle with dementia. Beloved wife of the late Harry Tannenbaum, and the wife of the late Emanuel Stein, Bernice was preceded in life by her parents Hilda and Samuel Ackerman, her brother Alvin Ackerman, her sisters Margaret Schwartz, Sylvia Pitts, Louise Weiss, and her “always with a smile on his face” great-grandson, Colin Brett Orodenker. Those who remain to cherish “T’s” long, well-lived life filled with her goodness and positivity are her children Hedy Stein Orodenker and her husband, Jerry, of Yardley, Pa.; her son, Craig Stein and his fiancée Lenai Rocco, of Blue Bell, Pa., and Delray Beach, Fl.; her dear grandchildren Jamie and Ian Kornbluth of Phoenix, Ariz.; Julie and David Scher of Sands Point, N.Y., and Liz Stein, of Boulder, Colo.; and her treasured great-grandchildren, Camryn and Lindsay Kornbluth and Leo and Hudson Scher. Also remembering Bernice by stopping to smell the roses each day and to not copy poor behavior are her many relatives and friends, especially her sister, Harriet Marks, her longtime best friend, Bea Perer, and a very special thanks to Adam Blank. Bernice’s family would like to thank the caring staff of Allegro Senior Living and the staff of Trustbridge for their love as well and becoming part of our family. Born in McKeesport on August 16 and then residing in Pittsburgh for most of her life, Bernice instilled in her students the appreciation and self esteem and striving for achievement as a business education teacher in the Pittsburgh high schools. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and later went back to receive her master’s degree and became a high school guidance counselor. Upon her retirement, Bernice and Harry “kicked up their heels” and moved to Boca Raton. Beautiful Bernice was a fashionista but, more importantly, her beauty and caring came from within to shine on her family and friends. She wore her high-heeled shoes until she was 85. She enjoyed, amongst other activities, always being with family, playing tennis and canasta, entertaining via themed parties, and enjoying Friday night services and Sisterhood functions at Congregation Beth Ami. Memories of adoration of Bernice will be shared by her immediate family at graveside services. Contributions in Bernice’s memory would be greatly appreciated to the East Stroudsburg University Foundation, Colin Orodenker Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Shelley Speirs, 200 Prospect St., East Stroudsburg, PA 18301, or a charity of your choice.

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