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Memorial for Eli P. Bernzweig

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Memorial Contribution: Ellenville First Aid and Rescue Squad
1 Webster St
Ellenville, NY 12428
(845) 647-8181
Memorial Contribution: Humane Society
1255 23rd Street, NW, Suite 450
Washington, DC 20037
(866) 720-2676
Memorial Contribution: Southern Poverty Law Center
400 Washington Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36104
(334) 956-8408

Eli P. Bernzweig

November 17, 1927 -

December 20, 2018

Eli P. Bernzweig, was the son of Abraham and Fanny Bernzweig, of Freehold, NJ. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Lorraine Ribner Bernzweig as well as his parents and by his brother Melvin Bernzweig, sister, Evelyn Friedman, and twin brother, William Bernzweig.

Mr. Bernzweig was a Corporal in the U.S. Army from 1945-47, where he served in Korea - WWII Army of Occupation.

He graduated from Rutgers Law school. He married Lorraine Ribner of Ellenville, NY in December, 1951.

Mr. Bernzweig began his practice of law in Ellenville where his wife’s family ran the Ribner Bakery. He founded the Ellenville First Aid and Rescue Squad in 1955.

Mr. Bernzweig is an author and retired federal attorney with more than 25 years as a health law specialist. He was appointed Executive Director of the H.E.W. Secretary's Commission on Medical Malpractice, and a Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Bernzweig is the author of numerous books and articles on the professional liability of doctors, nurses, lawyers, and financial planners, and has written two novels.

He is survived by daughters Sara Nealy and Linda Rhodes, grandchildren Stefanie, Zachary, Roxana, Alexander, and Liandra, and by his sister in law, Bernice Rogow, sister in law Marilyn Bernzweig, and by many nieces and nephews.

Donations in his memory can be made to the Ellenville First Aid and Rescue Squad, the Humane Society, and the Southern Poverty Law Center.