PLANTATION, FL — Hope Mildred Bernstein, born on 3/30/1922 passed away on Wednesday, 1/11/2023 at age 100 in the company of family, staff and residents at Plantation Rehab & Nursing Center in Florida.
She was predeceased by her husband, Alan Bernstein; her parents Anna and Charles Schupper; her sister, Sylvia Shapiro and brother, Robert Schupper.
She is survived by her daughters, Barbara Jones, Kingston, NY; Susan Klein, Colton, NY; grandchildren Sam Jones, Ravena, NY; Lorien Kelly, Ludlow, Vt; Jessica Melchior, Albany, NY; Taylor Klein, Glenwood Springs, Co; and great-grandsons Liam and Joshua Melchior and Billy Kelly.
Hope is also survived by many nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews, many of whom lived in the Florida area and considered Aunt Hope a special part of their lives. Hope Bernstein worked as a teacher at Boys' High School and Junior HS 49, both in Brooklyn, NY; as a substitute teacher at East Meadow High School; taught at Roslyn Nursery School and served as director at Plainview Nursery School on Long Island.
After receiving her MS in Counseling from CW Post Center at Long Island University, she worked as a counselor at Hempstead Library; Flower Hill Psychotherapy and Counseling Service, Inc ; A. Holly Patterson Home for the Aged and in private practice before moving to Florida.
Hope was a brownie leader, served as PTA chairperson at Barnum Woods Elementary School and East Meadow High School and was an active member of the National Council for Jewish Women, both on Long Island and in Broward County, Florida.
Hope was also an avid bridge player and served on the Arts and Cultural Committee in Lauderhill, Florida.
She was also an accomplished artist.
Her many works adorn the walls of her friends and family.
The family would like to send their heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Plantation Rehab & Nursing Center; Vitas Healthcare Hospice; and At-Home Senior Care of Broward County for their care and kindness.
Throughout her life, Hope was an active supporter of women's rights and Planned Parenthood.
In lieu of flowers, any donations in Hope's memory can be made to planned parenthood.org.