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Bernard Flatow, deceased

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  • Pacific Merchant Marine Council, NLUS
    Members and Friends, If you were fortunate to have known Bernie Flatow, this is indeed sad news. Our thoughts and prayers to his family. From Kings Point he
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 3 9:53 AM
      Members and Friends,
      If you were fortunate to have known Bernie Flatow, this is indeed sad news.
      Our thoughts and prayers to his family.
      From Kings Point he entered the Merchant Marine Service in 1943 as an Ensign and served on SS THOMAS DONALDSON and SS Thomas NUTTALL. After the war he entered private enterprise and years later retired as a corporate manager with ITT. He was a member of the Long Island Council, NLUS.
      Rest in Peace Bernie,
      Phelps Hobart
      Pacific Merchant Marine Council, NLUS

      ----- Original Message -----
      Sent: Wednesday, September 03, 2008 8:36 AM
      Subject: Fw: VWOA Director Bernard Flatow

      PHELPS / GEORGE:  Forwarded, for your information and the Merchant Marine & USN Armed Guard and Pacific Merchant Marine Councils. 
      Bernie Flatow was the National Public Relations Chairman of the American Merchant Marine Veterans and, despite his poor health, traveled extensively around the local area giving presentations about the history and importance of the U.S. Merchant Marine Industry to the defense of the United States.  He was a gentleman, a great story-teller, he sincerely loved his Merchant Marine and he will be missed. 
      Just thought that you or some of your members might have met him and might like to know. 
      Brgds, in Peace and War, 
      RICK KENNEY, Executive Director
      New York Council, Navy League
      USCG Battery Park Building
      1 South Street
      New York, New York 10004
      Phone:  (212) 825-7333
      Fax:    (212) 668-2138
      E-mail:  nlnyc1902@...
      Website: www.nynavyleague.org
      ----- Original Message -----
      To: KENNEY, RICK and others
      Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 3:20 PM
      Subject: RE: VWOA Director Bernard Flatow

      It was very sad to hear that Bernie Flatow passed away.


      Bernie did an excellent job for all of the organizations he was connected with.


      He really put in a lot of effort for all of these groups, Veteran Wireless Operators Association, American Merchant Marine Veterans, the Jewish War Veterans, Fort Green Park Memorial, the Kings Point Merchant Marine group  and the Kings Point Merchant Marine Museum.


      I first met Bernie at the Seaman's Church Institute about eight or nine years ago. He was introduced to me by one of the senior Merchant Marine veterans.


      Bernie mentioned his very extensive experience in radio communications.  I asked him if he would like to become a VWOA member. He said he would and I mentioned that our secretary, Edward Pleuler would send him an application for membership.


      A short time later Bernie sent in his application for membership. I am glad that he did.


      Bernie had a vast amount of experience in military procedures and Maritime customs.


      It was an honor for me to have known Bernie.


      I will send Bernie's Daughters and Family a basket of sweet items.


      Best Regards

      Alan Ehrlich  


      From: k2lre@...
      Sent: Monday, September 01, 2008 9:30 PM
      To: wenben@...; Ehrlich, Alan
      Subject: Re: VWOA Director Bernard Flatow


      Wendell,  Sad to read about Bernie, he was a good stout member and Director to the last. He acted like he would never run our of steam.

      73  de Mike

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Wendell R Benson

      To: Various

      Subject: VWOA Director Bernard Flatow

      I have just been informed that Director Bernard Flatow passed away today. His funeral is tomorrow morning (Sunday) at 9AM at the Sinai Chapel 162-05 Horace Harding Expresway Fresh Meadows. You may call them 718-445-0300 for directions.

      "Shiva" will be observed at the home of his daughter Joanne Jacobs, 409 Dogwood Ave, West Hempstead

      Phone 516-486-6148.






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