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Memorial Service

Riewerts Memorial Home
Saturday June 12th, 2021

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Saturday June 12th, 2021

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Bernice Gundling

Bernice E. Gundling of Fort Pierce FL, and longtime resident of Bergenfield NJ, passed away on April 19, 2021. Bernice was a devout Catholic, loved to cook, the more the merrier, and to indulge in her Sunday martini. She was an avid reader and solver of puzzles, adored Frank Sinatra and her beloved Brooklyn Dodgers. More than anything else, Bernice loved her family. Bernice was the daughter of the late Thomas Smith and Catherine Krasnodemsky Smith of Cliffside Park NJ, and devoted wife of 64 years of the late Warren Gundling, Sr. Loving mother of Thomas Gundling and their wife Sally Cummings, the late Warren Jr, John, and Richard Gundling and mother-in-law of Lisa Graviano, Cindy Tucker-Gundling, Kathy Weisse and Terri Gundling. Cherished grandmother of Katie, Vickie, John, Alex, Brenda, Sarah, Joshua, and Evan along with 9 great-grandchildren.

Memorial service at Riewerts Memorial Home, 187 South Washington Avenue, Bergenfield on Saturday June 12th beginning at 9:30AM, service at 10:00 AM. Interment at Fairview Cemetery, Fairview, NJ immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (https://www.lls.org/), and the ASPCA (https://www.aspca.org/). Send a lasting condolence at riewertsmemorialhome.com

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So many wonderful memories of time spent with our amazing Bernie. A wonderful, positive, warm and loving person who made everyone feel welcomed in her world. The best grandmother and great-grandmother to all her kiddos. She taught me how to treat my bonus children and was the most fabulous mother-in-law a person could ask for. Bernie always gave great insight in to what family means. She was a mother to me through my entire adult life. She taught me all the things a young mom needs to make it through the journey. The things we will miss are many and varied...but we will cherish them and share them with the next generations to ensure her phenomenal legacy lives on. I want to believe she is now together with her beloved family. I picture stacks of "the best pancakes ever", chocolate birthday cake with her signature squiggly lines and tasty adult beverages for all to share. There will be card games and lively conversation and everyone will know they are loved. I don't have the right words to make this loss easier for every life Bernie touched in her 90 years, I know she would tell us to keep our loved ones close, spend time making new memories and always count your blessings. Bernie is definitely counted as one of ours. Sending light and love to all.

LISA GRAVIANO May 19 2021 12:00 AM

Bernie was so much more to me than just my mother-in-law. She was a mother and a friend and I miss her dearly.

Terri Gundling May 17 2021 12:00 AM

Growing up on Moos Lane had to be the best place on earth. I will always remember our days in the Gundling pool and Bernie making sandwiches for the hungry horse. She always had a smile and laugh to share. I hope there is a big Moos Lane happy hour in heaven with all while have crossed over. RIP Bernie and may Gid Bless.

Bill Conklyn May 16 2021 12:00 AM

So many people complain about their mother on laws, how they judge all that they do and offer up snide remarks. I am thankful that was not the case with Bernie. Other than talking about politics, Lol, she was always a joy to speak to and be around. She was a wonderful grandmother to all her grandchildren but I am thankful that my son had her in his life for 21 years. I always missed my inlaws when I hadn't seen them for awhile. I will now miss Bernie for the rest of my life and I will definitely miss her pot roast! I am not sure what happens when we die but if there is an after life I know there is a special cocktail hour on Sunday afternoons where Warren and Bernie can be together and visit with their sons who left this Earth way too soon. I will not say rest in peace but prefer to say continue with your joy, great laugh, bright smile and twinkling blue eyes!

Sally Cummings May 15 2021 12:00 AM