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Joseph "Joe" Bernstein

Salisbury, Maryland

July 11, 1939 - July 6, 2024

Joseph "Joe" Bernstein Obituary

Joseph Bernstein passed away Saturday, July 6,

2024, at the age of 84, after a brief illness. Joe

was born on July 11, 1939, and was the son of

Jacob and Mary Bernstein. He was born in

Shamokin, PA and grew up on the beautiful Island

of Chincoteague, where his parents owned and

operated their factory, JM Bernstein

Manufacturing Co.


Joe made many friends during his childhood and

was even voted Class President. He continued to

keep in touch with his classmates even as the

years passed by.


After high school, Joe moved to the Western

Shore to attend Mt. St. Mary’s College. He began

working as a Buyer for Giant and was a dedicated

employee for over 20 years. Joe was involved with his family by coaching Little

League for his son and driving his daughter to

dance classes and recitals.


Because of Joe's love of his home and family, he

eventually came back to the Eastern Shore. Not

one to sit idle, Joe took positions as a Sales

Representative for several beachwear companies.


Having grown up working in the factory alongside

his parents and siblings, Joe knew that one day

he wanted to have his own business. Inspired by

his position as an outside representative, Joe

decided to open his first retail store, Sea Colony,

in Bethany Beach, Delaware.


Joe went on to open more retail beach shops in

his childhood hometown of Chincoteague. He

could always be found playing his guitar for the

customers. His customers became family to him,

returning year after year.


On November 10, 1990, Joe married his best

friend, Christine. They had 33 wonderful years of

marriage, taking fun trips together as a couple

and with their children and grandkids. They

worked together side by side at the shops

building their new future. After many years, Joe

and Christine made the tough decision to finally

retire. Even after retirement, Joe could still be

found on the Island attending the Chincoteague

Carnival with his brothers, enjoying the famous

Oyster sandwiches.


Joe was an active member of Trinity United

Methodist Church for many years, and was always

quick to volunteer. One of his many services to

the community was helping with the Men’s

Shelter.


Joe will be greatly missed by his family, friends

and community.


Joe was predeceased by his wife and best friend

Christine in 2023.


Joe was blessed with six brothers and one sister.

He is survived by brothers Richard and wife Ellen

of Oxford; Daniel and wife Peggy of

Chincoteague; Nicholas and wife Judy of

Salisbury; and sister Faith Bernstein of Salisbury.

Joe's brothers Barry, David and Michael Bernstein

predeceased him.


Joe is survived by his son Joseph A. Bernstein

and his wife Barbara, of Salisbury; a daughter,

Robyn Bernstein and partner Steve Stine of Quantico;

and son Jason Bernstein of Salisbury.

He is also survived by his step-children, Lisa Davis

and husband Chris of Salisbury; and Pamela Miller

and husband James of Bethel, Delaware.


Joe is also survived by his grandchildren, Joseph

C. Bernstein of Salisbury; Mara King and her

spouse Joseph of Salisbury; Danielle Magarelli

and spouse Gabriel of Salisbury; and Grason

Winterbottom of Mardela; Ashley Herrera and

spouse Marcos of Virginia; and Christopher

Wahlne of Hawaii.


He is survived by step-grandchildren Matthew

Davis and wife Erin of Millsboro; Andrew Davis

and wife Megan of Salisbury; Anna Pope and

husband Andrew from North Carolina; and Austin

Miller of Ocean City.


Joe was loved by many great-grandchildren.


A memorial service and celebration of life will

take place at the Trinity Family Life Center on Mt.

Hermon Road on July 13, 2024 at 12pm. Visitation with the

family will be one hour prior.


Flowers and donations may be sent to Trinity

Family Life Center on Mt. Hermon Road.



To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Joseph "Joe" Bernstein hosted by Holloway Funeral Home.

Joseph Bernstein passed away Saturday, July 6,

2024, at the age of 84, after a brief illness. Joe

was born on July 11, 1939, and was the son of

Jacob and Mary Bernstein. He was born in

Shamokin, PA and grew up on the beautiful Island

of Chincoteague, where his parents owned and

operated their factory, JM Bernstein

Manufacturing Co.


Joe made many friends during his childhood and

was even voted Class President. He continued to

keep in touch with his classmates even as the

years passed by.


After high school, Joe moved to the Western

Shore to attend Mt. St. Mary’s College. He began

working as a Buyer for Giant and was a dedicated

employee for over 20 years. Joe was involved with his family by coaching Little

League for his son and driving his daughter to

dance classes and recitals.


Because of Joe's love of his home and family, he

eventually came back to the Eastern Shore. Not

one to sit idle, Joe took positions as a Sales

Representative for several beachwear companies.


Having grown up working in the factory alongside

his parents and siblings, Joe knew that one day

he wanted to have his own business. Inspired by

his position as an outside representative, Joe

decided to open his first retail store, Sea Colony,

in Bethany Beach, Delaware.


Joe went on to open more retail beach shops in

his childhood hometown of Chincoteague. He

could always be found playing his guitar for the

customers. His customers became family to him,

returning year after year.


On November 10, 1990, Joe married his best

friend, Christine. They had 33 wonderful years of

marriage, taking fun trips together as a couple

and with their children and grandkids. They

worked together side by side at the shops

building their new future. After many years, Joe

and Christine made the tough decision to finally

retire. Even after retirement, Joe could still be

found on the Island attending the Chincoteague

Carnival with his brothers, enjoying the famous

Oyster sandwiches.


Joe was an active member of Trinity United

Methodist Church for many years, and was always

quick to volunteer. One of his many services to

the community was helping with the Men’s

Shelter.


Joe will be greatly missed by his family, friends

and community.


Joe was predeceased by his wife and best friend

Christine in 2023.


Joe was blessed with six brothers and one sister.

He is survived by brothers Richard and wife Ellen

of Oxford; Daniel and wife Peggy of

Chincoteague; Nicholas and wife Judy of

Salisbury; and sister Faith Bernstein of Salisbury.

Joe's brothers Barry, David and Michael Bernstein

predeceased him.


Joe is survived by his son Joseph A. Bernstein

and his wife Barbara, of Salisbury; a daughter,

Robyn Bernstein and partner Steve Stine of Quantico;

and son Jason Bernstein of Salisbury.

He is also survived by his step-children, Lisa Davis

and husband Chris of Salisbury; and Pamela Miller

and husband James of Bethel, Delaware.


Joe is also survived by his grandchildren, Joseph

C. Bernstein of Salisbury; Mara King and her

spouse Joseph of Salisbury; Danielle Magarelli

and spouse Gabriel of Salisbury; and Grason

Winterbottom of Mardela; Ashley Herrera and

spouse Marcos of Virginia; and Christopher

Wahlne of Hawaii.


He is survived by step-grandchildren Matthew

Davis and wife Erin of Millsboro; Andrew Davis

and wife Megan of Salisbury; Anna Pope and

husband Andrew from North Carolina; and Austin

Miller of Ocean City.


Joe was loved by many great-grandchildren.


A memorial service and celebration of life will

take place at the Trinity Family Life Center on Mt.

Hermon Road on July 13, 2024 at 12pm. Visitation with the

family will be one hour prior.


Flowers and donations may be sent to Trinity

Family Life Center on Mt. Hermon Road.



To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Joseph "Joe" Bernstein hosted by Holloway Funeral Home.

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