Bernard "Bernie" S. Reichert, 91, entered into eternal rest on May 17, 2017. Born August 25, 1925 in Weehawken, New Jersey, to Bernard and Bertha Reichert of Union City, NJ, Bernie led a long, adventurous, and happy life and will be greatly missed.
In June 1943 Bernie graduated Union Hill High School and enlisted with the United States Navy, with ambitions of becoming a Naval Pilot. Bernie completed basic curriculum for the US Navy's V-12 program at Muhlenburg College on February 25, 1945. With the conclusion of WWII, Bernie was honorably discharged and became an Account Executive with NJ Bell.
Bernie married the love his life, Lillian Dickerson October 9, 1949 and moved to Tenafly, NJ where they raised 5 loving children. During his time in Tenafly, Bernie volunteered as a manager for the Tenafly Lions Little League All-Star team with back to back state champions in 1963 and 1964.
Upon retirement from NJ Bell, Bernie took time to explore the US. He spent time golfing around New England, participating with the Elderhostel organization, following the 1998 Iditarod by plane and panning for gold in California. He briefly moved to Spring Hill, Florida where he worked part-time for the Sheriff's Department. Upon his return to New Jersey, Bernie spent his time visiting family and friends.
In 2010, Bernie moved from his home of Tenafly, NJ to the rolling hills of Warren County's Belvidere, NJ. Bernie so loved watching the multitudes of wild animals that would visit his backyard on a daily basis.
Bernie is predeceased by his parents, Bernard (1990) and Bertha (1991) Reichert, his loving wife, Lillian Reichert (nee Dickerson) (1995), and son James Reichert (2010).
He is survived by 4 children: Michael, Dennis, Elaine, Patricia and her husband Kevin Huizenga; and 6 grandchildren: Megan , Gregory and Justin Huizenga, Emily and her husband George Flay, Caitlin, Brendan and their Mother Hillary.
Fly High Pops, You Got Your Wings!
Arrangements are private and at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Warren Hill Memorial Home, 234 W. Washington Ave., Washington, NJ. To send an on-line condolence please visit www.warrenhillsmemorialhome.com
We remain in the forefront of innovation that provides real comfort and practical solutions at a most difficult time. Our funeral home makes great efforts to assist you with all your personalization needs. Trust us to guide you.
234 W. Washington Avenue Washington, New Jersey 07882
Richard L. Maguire, Jr. Owner/Manager NJ License #4434