Bernard Beresin, 90, of Fairfield, died March 22, 2010, at The Jewish Home for the Elderly.

Beresin was born in New York, a son of the late Jacob and Sophie Beresin. His family moved to Danbury when he was at a young age, and he graduated from Danbury High School in 1938. He played the trumpet in the high school band, and later continued to play with a local band.

Beresin served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army. He worked for more than 25 years for the American Chicle Company, from which he retired in 1984.

A sports enthusiast, he was a fan of the New York Mets, and bowled for many years at Nutmeg Lanes, where he was known as "Tiger." He also cared deeply for his cats. Beresin was a long-time member of Congregation B'nai Israel of Bridgeport.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Shirley Beresin; his son, Barry Beresin of Milford; his daughter, Sharon Degirolomo and her husband, Glenn of Shelton; brothers, Nathan Beresin of Pennsylvania and Isadore Beresin of Danbury; a sister, Betty Vulcano of Florida; and many nieces and nephews.

Services took place on Thursday at Loyalty Cemetery, 172 Burroughs Road, Fairfield. The Abraham L. Green and Son Funeral Home is in care of arrangements.