Celebrating The Life of Bernard Richard Schiffer

Loss wouldn’t hurt so much if we didn’t love so much.  But who wants to live without love?  ~ Loren Olsen, Ph.D.

We will be celebrating the life of Bernard Richard Schiffer in South Florida on April 9th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Kraeer-Fairchild Funeral Home, 4061 North Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 and then in St. Louis, MO on Sunday April 27th from, 2pm ~ 4pm Christ Lutheran Church, 1 Selma Avenue Webster Groves, MO 63119.  In lieu of flowers,  and to support advocacy for LGBT Seniors, your kind donation to SunServe Silver Serve Program is appreciated:  2312 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, FL 33305


Bernard Richard Schiffer 2010

Bernard Richard Schiffer 83, of Deerfield Beach, Florida made his life transition under the wonderful care of Gold Coast Inpatient Hospice on March 9, 2014.  Bernard is survived by his domestic partner, Christopher MacLellan, his In-Laws Bernice Schiffer; JoAnne, Merrille (George), Mary, Jim (Pat), Gerri MacLellan. Niece Elyse (Philip), nephew Scott, along with an abundance of great nieces, nephews and cousins.  Bernard would specifically like to recognize his great nieces Leah and Rachael, who knew him as ‘Their Funny Uncle!”

Bernard is preceded in death by his parents, Sophie and Saul, brothers Donald, Roy and Franklin.

Bernard grew up in Brooklyn, New York and has lived in Manhattan, Deerfield Beach, FL and St. Louis, MO.   Bernard loved opera, ballet, theater and classical music.


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3 responses to “Celebrating The Life of Bernard Richard Schiffer

  1. I’m so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Peace and prayers to you and your families.


  2. Thank you for providing the suggested donation memorial. Being all the way in the Seattle, WA area, it’s nice to be able to honor both of you by participating in the memorial in this way.


  3. charles Koehler

    So VERY sorry to hear about the loss of your partner – a remarkable man who touched so many lives. You were so lucky to have each other in your lives. Sending wishes for healing and peace as you begin a new chapter in your life journey.


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