December 19 1947 - November 18 2019

The announcement attached below was originally posted by the National Stuttering Association ( It is shared here with permission. It is part of the Celebrating Bernie page which includes a link at the beginning to the Bernie Scholarship Fund and at the end posts from several who knew Bernie. It is included below With gratitude, Judy Kuster


Posted on the Hebrew Memorial Chapel website


Age 71, of Troy, died November 18, 2019, Active with the National Stuttering Association, he received many awards including, Volunteer of the Year, Member of the Year and Hall of Fame. Mr. Weiner received a 25 year award for being a leader, Friend and Mentor of Beaumont Support Group for people who stutter. Bernie was also active with Gift of Life, having received a bone marrow transplant that gave him 3 extra years of life with his family. Beloved husband to Harriet Weiner. Devoted father of Aaron (fiancee, Veronica Flores) Weiner and Robyn Rinke. Loving grandfather of Jakob Rinke and Rebekah Rinke. Cherished brother to Arnold Weiner, Sharon Wiatrak and Maida (Larry) Dudek.

OFFICIATING: Rabbi Aura Ahuvia

  • Streamed Funeral Service (requires Adobe Flash Player)

    Posted on the Tribute Wall of Hebrew Memorial Chapel are several personal stories including the following that shared stories about Bernie

    More Opportunities to Post Tributes and Memories of Bernie Weiner

  • Judy Kuster: Bernie (and his wife Harriet) were both good friends online, I met them often at NSA conferences, and they very supportive of my Stuttering Home Page and ISAD online conference efforts. A few examples
  • MS, A former Shady Trails camper who attended a Shady Trails reunion where he met Bernie, posted the following about Bernie on the Shady Trails yahoo group: "He was one of the kindest, warmest, most sincere and dedicated alumni that I met during our reunions. Bernie was the kind of person that you immediately knew was a true gentleman and one that so many loved and admired. I miss him so much even though I did not have the opportunity to develop our friendship. Bernie was and always will be a cherished member of our Shady Trails community." MS also shared additional URLs where friends can read and post tributes to Bernie:

    added January 10, 2020