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Bernard S. Lauterbach

February 14, 1924 — May 22, 2022

El Paso


  •     Bernard S. Lauterbach passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 22nd at his home,
    surrounded by family. Bernie was a devoted and beloved husband, father, grandfather
    and great-grandfather, uncle, cousin, friend, and community member. He was a man of
    generous heart and spirit and shared a tremendous sense of humor, wit and infectious
    warmth with those around him. His family and friends often looked to him for guidance,
    advice, and support.
        Bernie was pre-deceased by his parents Samuel and Clara Lauterbach, his older
    brother Irving, and his wife Judith. Bernie always said that the greatest joy in his life was
    his 64-year loving and wonderful marriage to Judy who passed away in 2014. He was
    most proud of his children and grandchildren. Bernie is survived by his four children:
    Barbara Loeser (Linda), Steve Lauterbach (Ann), Amy Kinkade (Chris), and Debby
    Robalin (Mike) and by his eleven grandchildren: Sarah Kass (Lawrence), Becky
    Blumberg (Justin), Kyle Lauterbach (Anisa), Rachel Slaton (Richard), Kate Plaza
    (Karim), Carly Fox (Adam), Casey Gore (Charlie), Phillip Lauterbach (Sara), Amanda
    Robalin, Shelby Robalin, and Halle Lauterbach who all lovingly called him Papa. He
    also is survived by his fifteen great-grandchildren: Lacey and Aiden Kass, Owen and
    Shayna Blumberg, Jack Bernard Slaton, June and Laney Gore, Sadie and Margot Fox,
    Lina and Luke Lauterbach, Paloma and Leo Plaza, Brynn and Ellie Lauterbach. In
    addition, Bernie is survived by brother-in-law George Feld and numerous nieces,
    nephews, and cousins.
        Bernie was born in the Bronx, New York on February 14, 1924 to Samuel and Clara
    Lauterbach. He moved to El Paso in 1941 at the age of 17 and attended the Texas
    College of Mines (now UTEP) where he received a B.A. in Business and Accounting. He
    earned a M.S. in Business and Accounting from Columbia University.
    Bernie served in the Navy from 1941-1946 as a Lieutenant (JG); he was a Navigation
    Officer aboard an LST in the Pacific Theater during World War II and participated in
    three assault invasions and 32 beachings. He was awarded the Philippine Liberation
    Ribbon with one Bronze Service Star.
        Bernie was a founder and managing partner of Lauterbach, Borschow and Company,
    Certified Public Accountants/Business and Personal Consultants from 1952-1990. He
    held CPA certificates from California, New Mexico, New York and Texas. He also was a
    Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and a Certified Business Appraiser. He taught
    accounting at Adelphi University in New York as well as at the University of Texas at El
    Paso. Bernie was very active in his profession as a member of AICPA and CPA
    Societies of California, New Mexico, New York, and Texas. In addition, he served as
    president of the El Paso Chapter, Texas Society of CPA’s. In 1997, Bernie and Judy
    endowed the Bernard S. And Judith Lauterbach Scholarship in Accounting at UTEP.
  •     Bernie's involvement in the El Paso community extended to many civic and charitable
    organizations. He was a director of the El Paso Country Club, a Vice-President and
    Director of the El Paso Symphony Orchestra Association, a member of the Board of
    Directors of Goodwill Industries, a member and treasurer of the Legacy Campaign
    Cabinet at UTEP. He also was very active in the Jewish community, serving as
    President and a member of the Board of Directors of the Jewish Federation of El Paso.
    He served as President and Member of the Board of Trustees at Temple Mt. Sinai
    where he also was Chairman of the Foundation Trust Investment Committee. In 1994,
    Temple Mt. Sinai presented Bernie with the distinguished Rodef Shalom Award.
    Bernie was an avid sports fan. He was a rabid Yankee baseball fan since childhood and
    was recently honored as Veteran of the Game. He coached Little League baseball
    teams where he was a positive role model for many young boys. For years, Bernie
    played golf with friends at the El Paso Country Club.
        Yet, it was his love of family that was paramount in his life. His love affair with Judy
    spanned sixty-four years - inseparable in heart and soul. He was a sage for his children
    and a loving mentor to each of his beloved grandchildren. Bernie will be greatly missed
    and remembered as a generous, compassionate, and loving man with a wonderful
    sense of humor.
        The family wishes to thank Socorro Rivas Gonzales, Nancy Centeno, Vital Community
    Partners, and the staff at Armonia Health Care and Hospice for their compassionate
    care. Special thanks to Dr. Branch Craige, Dr. Richard Westbrook, Dr. Ed Assi
    The service will be held on Wednesday, May 25 at 10:00 a.m. at Temple Mt. Sinai, 4408
    N. Stanton, followed by a private family burial. Pallbearers will be Bernie’s
    grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Goldfarb, George Feld, David
    Lindau, Gary Rotto, and Ralph Sullivan. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations
    to Temple Mt. Sinai or a charity of your choice.
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