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.
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.