Bernard A. Wicelinski, a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away on April 1, 2023, in Rockville Centre, NY, at the age of 93. Born on June 1, 1929, in Brooklyn, NY, Bernard was a proud and dedicated individual, who was always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need and to serve his community with honor and integrity.
Bernard's life was marked by his unwavering commitment to his family, friends, and country. He was pre-deceased by his beloved wife, Joan, and their two sons, Thomas and Paul. He is survived by his children Janice, Robert, Joyce, Stephen, Joanne, and Vincent, as well as fourteen grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren, all of whom brought him immense joy and pride.
Bernard served his country with distinction during the Korean Conflict from 1951 to 1953. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and attained the rank of Corporal in the Military Police. His time in the service was a testament to his courage and dedication to the ideals of freedom and democracy, values that he would continue to uphold throughout his life.
Upon returning from his military service, Bernard joined the New York City Police Department in 1953. Over the course of his 25-year career, he earned the respect and admiration of his peers and superiors, eventually retiring as a Sergeant in 1978. His time with the NYPD was marked by his unwavering commitment to justice, his strong work ethic, and his deep sense of duty to protect and serve the people of New York City.
As we bid farewell to Bernard A. Wicelinski, we celebrate a life well-lived and a legacy that will continue to inspire and uplift those who were fortunate enough to have known him. His memory will live on in the hearts and minds of his family and friends, and his example of service, dedication, and love will continue to guide us as we honor his memory.