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Mt. Kisco Planning Board Member Bernstein Dies at 80

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Stanley Bernstein, a longtime member of the Mount Kisco Planning Board and Conservation Advisory Council, died on June 11 following a long illness. He was 80 years old.

Bernstein was fondly remembered last week by two municipal officials as a man dedicated to the village with a passion for environmental protection.

Deputy Mayor Anthony Markus recalled Bernstein assisting the community in a variety of ways, including one project where he worked with him and others on the construction of a playground at Mount Kisco Elementary School.

Mayor Michael Cindrich, who called Bernstein “an exceptional man,” said he served on the CAC and planning board for more than 15 years and also remembered working with Bernstein to put up another school playground.

He was very protective of the environment and was fearlessly outspoken about his concerns for its protection, Cindrich said.

“Stanley had opinions,” he said.

Bernstein was born on May 6, 1935, in the Bronx and moved to Mount Kisco in 1970.

In addition to his service on the planning board and CAC, Bernstein was a board member of for the Marsh Sanctuary. He also was a member of the Bronx Botanical Garden, the Bronx Zoo and the Museum of Natural History in Manhattan.

Bernstein enjoyed the arts, including classical music. He attended opera performances with his late wife, Marcia, as well as Broadway plays and ballets. Traveling with his wife and four grandchildren to the west was another passion of his.

Bernstein is survived by his brother, Richard, and his wife, Sandy, of Prescott, Ariz.; his daughter, Judy Rosentel, and her husband, Steve, of Sandy Hook, Conn.; his son, Cyrus, of Mount Kisco; grandchildren Charles Rosenthal of Chicago, Amy Rosenthal of Sandy Hook, Conn., Dominick Bernstein of Mount Kisco and William Maxwell of New York City; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, Marcia Rolnick Bernstein, his brother, Leslie Paul Bernstein, and parents Charles and Bess.
Services were held on June 14 at King David Memorial Chapel and the Cassidy-Flynn Funeral Home in Mount Kisco. Interment was held at King David Cemetery in Putnam Valley.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association.

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