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Charles Stanley Bernstein

May 20, 1929 — May 24, 2023

Mount Pleasant

Charles Stanley Bernstein


Charles Stanley Bernstein, 94, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, husband of Frieda Gosschalk Bernstein, entered into eternal rest Wednesday, May 24, 2023. His funeral service will be held graveside at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 28, 2023 at Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim Cemetery, Huguenin Avenue, Charleston, SC. The service may be viewed via live-stream at Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel.

Charlie was born May 20, 1929 in Tampa, Florida, son of the late Manning Aaron Bernstein and Mildred Lowinger Bernstein. He attended High School of Charleston, the University of South Carolina and the University of South Carolina School of Law, graduating in 1952. Charlie served on the U.S.C. Law Review and was a member of Wig and Robe and Who's Who Among American Colleges and Universities. He was admitted to practice law in 1951, and served during the Korean War in the United States Army as a Judge Advocate General’s Corps officer. He practiced law in Charleston for over 60 years.

Charlie was deeply involved in both his professional and local community. He served on numerous committees of and was a frequent lecturer for the South Carolina Bar, and was President of the Commercial Law League of America, an international organization of commercial attorneys. Charlie was President of his fraternity in college, served on the Board of Directors of Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim Synagogue, was an Election Commissioner for the City of Charleston, President of the North Charleston Rotary Club, Past Master of Masonic Lodge Friendship #9, an officer in the Scottish Rite, and a coach for many youth athletic teams. Charlie was a fitness fanatic, was a boxer on the USC Boxing Team while in college, was an avid racquetball player and an avid runner, and made many lifelong friends in the running community in the Charleston area. 

Charlie is survived by his wife of 50 years, Frieda; five children: David Bernstein (Trisha) of Atlanta, Bobby Bernstein (Mary Deann) of Mt. Pleasant,  Barry Bernstein (Diane) of Columbia, Beth Bernstein Einig (Bob) of Atlanta, and Marc Bernstein (Anna) of Charleston; six grandchildren: Benjamin Bernstein, Preston Bernstein (Laura), Max Einig, Alex Bernstein, Teddy Bernstein and Ozzie Bernstein; one great-granddaughter, Jessica Bernstein; and his sister-in-law, Josine Reavis (Don) of Charleston. 
Martin Luther King stated: “The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.”  Charlie was a giant by this measure.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mildred Bernstein Kitchen fund at KKBE, the Charleston Animal Society, or the American Heart Association.

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Graveside Service

Sunday, May 28, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim Cemetery

Huguenin Ave, Charleston, SC 29403

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