Malcolm J. Bernard

Published 12:00 am Saturday, November 13, 2004

Funeral services for Malcolm J. Bernard Jr., 62, of Franklin will be held Saturday, November 13, at 11:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens, 771 Somerset St., Somerset Somerset. Calling hours will will be 9:30 a.m.-11:10 Saturday at the church. Interment will be held in Suffolk. He died Tuesday, November 9, 2004 at Saint Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick.

He was born in Suffolk and resided in Franklin for more than 30 years. He was a community leader and champion of youth development. His activities and accomplishments include membership in the Jaycees, founder and president of Franklin Township Pop Warner Inc., and president of the Central Jersey Pop Warner Federation, and was elected to the Mid-Atlantic Region Pop Warner Hall of Fame. He coached the Pee Wees and the Midgets football teams.

For many year, he was active in parent-teacher-student organizations at the elementary, intermediate and secondary school levels. He served as president of the Franklin High School Booster Club and belonged to the Parents Advisory Committee.

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Mr. Bernard was a graduate of Hampton University, Hampton, and founded the Somerset Area Chapter of the National Hampton Alumni Association, serving currently as president of the chapter. Eh was a member of the Audience Development Committee of the Crossroads Theatre in New Brunswick.

He was the founder and coordinator of the Historically Black College Fairs of New Jersey.

Mr. Bernard was a retiree of Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick, with 21 years of experience as an information systems professional.

He was preceded in death by his father, Malcolm, and a brother, John Bernard. Survivors include his wife; Barbara; two daughters, Cortney Bernard and Michele Rogers; a granddaughter, Christina Bernard-Moore; his mother Elizabeth Bernard; a brother. Cecil Vann Bernard and his wife, Pamela, and his sister-in-law, Deborah; his nieces, Carla, Koryanne and Kelly Bernard, and a host of cousins, relatives and friends.

Arrangements are by Anderson Funeral Service, New Brunswick. There will be a wake Monday, November 15, 2004, 2 p.m. at Crocker Funeral Home, Inc. Suffolk, Va.