College mourns the passing of EmeritusProfessor Burton Bernstein

It is with great sadness that the College shares the news of the passing of Emeritus Professor Burton Bernstein (Physics). He was 94.

Bernstein graduated with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Brooklyn College in 1942 and held a master’s degree in physics from Columbia University (1949 ) and Ph.D. in physics from MIT (1954). In 1966,  he joined the New Paltz faculty, and after more than 30 years with the College he retired in 1998.

Bernstein was a member of the Jewish Community Center, Temple Beth-El and the Beacon Hebrew Alliance for many years. He was also an avid reader of the New York Times.

In addition to his wife, he  is survived by his children; Pamela (Chris) Sullivan of Matthew, NC, Ronna J. (John) Foroglou of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and his grandchildren Jordan and Jake Sullivan and Alexa and Zachary Foroglou, and his sister Marilyn Yarmark of Huntington Valley, Pa. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.