Published 10:30 am Friday, March 8, 2019
March 2, 2019
Bernard Haver, 83, a lifelong resident of Atlanta, died Saturday
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March 2, 2019. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ida and David Haver and his sister Hilda Goodelman. He is survived by his sisters Faye (Irwin) Siegel, Paula (Ray) Chambers, and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews who affectionately called him “Uncle Nardie.”
Bernard spent nearly 50 years working side-by-side with his father at D. Haver’s Grocery, a family owned neighborhood grocery store in southeast Atlanta. Bernard had a special love for working in the soil and growing flowers, fruits and vegetables. During World War II, his family assisted in the war effort by planting a Victory Garden. As a young man, he and his father raised homing pigeons and belonged to a local pigeon club. They enjoyed hosting dinners for soldiers from Fort McPherson and served pigeon as the entree. His happiest days were spent with his loyal companion Ben, a toy poodle. Bernard enjoyed living at the William Breman Jewish Home. Happy times there included visits from the dogs brought by Happy Tails and winning a round of bingo. A graveside service was held on Monday, March 4, 2019 at Greenwood Cemetery in Atlanta, Ga..
The family asks that donations be made to the William Breman Jewish Home or Weinstein Hospice, 3150 Howell Mill Rd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30327.