In Loving Memory of Bernard David Rosenfeld, M.D.
Bernard David Rosenfeld, M.D.Walnut Creek, CA and formerly of Scranton, PA August 21, 1926 ~ January 21, 2016 Date of Service: January 27, 2016
Bernard David Rosenfeld, M.D., formerly of Scranton, passed away peacefully in Walnut Creek, Calif., on Jan. 21.
He was born Aug. 21, 1926, in Olyphant, the youngest son of the late Nathan David and Fannie Gromer Rosenfeld. He had 11 siblings, all of whom predeceased him. After graduating from the University of Scranton, he earned his M.D. at Chicago Medical School, and had his internship at the State Hospital in Scranton. He served as a flight surgeon in the Air Force, then took a residency in urology in Philadelphia, where he met Frances Spiegel. She became his wife on Nov. 3, 1957. They moved to Scranton, where he practiced urology for more than 30 years.
Bernie loved spending time with his family, especially laughing and telling stories together, as well as practicing Judaism and traveling. He and Fran took many international adventures together, and made friends wherever they went. They were also involved in numerous charitable organizations.
Bernie and Fran enjoyed an active retirement in Scottsdale, Ariz., and eventually moved to Walnut Creek to be near family.
Bernie is survived by Fran and their three children, Beth (Lee Fife) of Hygiene, Colo.; Toby (Michael Conley) of Orinda, Calif.; and Neil (Nina Blum Rosenfeld) of Denver, Colo.; as well as four grandchildren, Dana, Benjamin and Ethan Conley and Nasiya Rosenfeld.
The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. in the Chapel of Temple Israel, Monroe Avenue and East Gibson Street, Scranton, with services by Rabbi Moshe Saks, followed by interment at Dalton Jewish Cemetery. The family will observe shiva at the home of Dr. Michael and Jane Turock, 109 Wyndwood Road, Dalton, on Wednesday from 2 to 5 p.m. and Thursday from noon to 5, and then at Fran's home in Walnut Creek.