February 15, 1927 ~ March 22, 2012
Bernie died with a smile on his face surrounded by his wife, and family. After 22 days in the hospital and a courageous fight for life, Bernie was freed from all pain and suffering. He fought the good fight and he ran the race, and heard the words 'well done good and faithful servant'. Bernie was a survivor of Auschwitz, Buchenwald, and was liberated at Bergen Belsen April 15th, 1945. Bernie brought the surviving members of his family, 2 sisters and 4 brothers to the United States in 1948. Bernie served in the U.S. Air Force for four years, and gained his U.S. citizenship. He worked for Metropolitan Life Ins, Co.for 35 years, he married, and had three children. He later married a second time which lasted 33 years. Bernie wrote a book about his life's experiences called 'Cattle Cars to Heaven.' The book was finished in January, and just released a week before his death. Bernie is survived by his wife Julie, daughters, Rhonda (Toby), Debbie (Wayne), Judy (John), step daughter Kelly (Paul), sister Therese, (Stanley) brother, Joseph (Evelyn) Sisters-in-laws Mitzi Shure, and Arleen Choroser, brother-in-law Larry Wayne, six grandchildren, Samuel, Brooke, Russell, Brittany, Caryn Emily, and Zoe.and one greatgrandson, Frederick. Bernie was predeceased by his mother, Rachel, his father, Maurice, his sisters Suzanne and Fernande,and his brother David, who all perished at Auschwitz. His sister Rene, brothers Jacques, Simon, and Benjamin, a sister-in-law Lois, along with his stepdaughter Shelly also predeceased him. Services will be at England Family Mortuary in Temecula Tuesday at 5:00PM. Interment will be Wed. morning at Riverside National Cemetary, Graveside services at 9:45AM In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to: U. S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 100 Foul Waldenberg Place, SW Washington DC 20024 Phone: 1.866.998.7466 URL: www.ushmm.org
Dear Bro. Bernie,Thank you for your tender spirited life, words of wisdom & knowledge. We’ll always will be grateful to HaShem for your life. You were a bright Menorah that shined for all to see and who you repesented, our Yeshua. You left your foot prints upon our hearts.Love You from Pastors Victor & Glenda Villalobos – Tree of Life Ministry
I wanted to thank you Bernie, for sharing your life with us. You are a zikaron (memorial) to all of us,and a testimony to what it means to be a light to the world, and to be regarded as His people. Thank you, Bernie. We love you always.
Many Many Many Blessings to this amazing family.. Danny Choroser is my dear friend from college years and I’m honored he shared this with us.. I hope your hearts’ grief and longing are soothed by your Faith in our God, who is so so good.. The bio is AMAZING.. The 3 camps being the most horrific of horrific and seeing his sweet vibrant smile.. I only wish I knew him.. Know that there are people you’ve never met that love you.. in my family is a Colonel in Afghanistan that is fighting for the memory of Bernie..those like him.Most earnestly, Valerie Kemper-Simons
My dearest Uncle Bernie,You were the patriarch of our family and we will miss you so very much. You had such strength and your will to overcome such hardships is an inspiration to us all. We will remember you in our hearts forever. With love always, Lynne
My respect and appreciation are sent to the family of Mr. Caron for sharing him with the rest of us over the years… I felt the pride you had for a man who so richly deserved the love and family life you all gave him. I vowed when you shared his story with me in the early 1980’s that I would never be unappreciative again. God was good to me letting me share in the most important part of Mr. Caron’s life; his journey to the heaven he dreamt of. Thinking of him in God’s arms surrounded by his heavenly family will always put a smile on my face.
Our sympathy and condolences to Julie and your family, and to cousins Rhonda, Debbie and Judy and your families. We have always admired the inner strength which Uncle Bernie possessed as well as his warmth and kindness. We will miss you Uncle Bernie, may you rest in peace.Love, David and Beth Choroser and family
We will miss you and see you in His time!