Bernard  Tasselmyer


Bernard Tasselmyer, 85, of Lewiston, NY, died June 24, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Throop, PA, June 14, 1934 and was one of nine children of Stephen and Grace (nee Shollock) Tasselmyer.
Bernard moved to Lewiston in 1951 and worked as a tinsmith from 1951 until his retirement from General Motors in 1992. He also served in the United States Army from 1956-1958.
Golf was Bernie's game. He won the Senior Club Championship at Niagara Frontier Country Club four times and the Buffalo District Master's Division Championship two times. He also loved bowling, fishing, and traveling with family, especially to his cottage in Canada. He was a life long learner and jack-of-all trades who piloted planes and made the most amazing apple pies.
Bernard married Phyllis (nee Marsden) in 1961 and together they raised four beautiful children, Tara (Richard) Palmer, Philip (Nancy Morell), Brian (Sherry), and Vicki (Michael) Filicetti. He was the proud grandfather of 11 grandchildren, Samantha, Cassandra, Andrea, Andrew, Sophia, Bella, Hayley, Kristen, Connor, Alex, and Madison; and one great-granddaughter, Stella Rose.He is also survived by his two brothers, Steven and Thomas.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the University of Buffalo Anatomical Gift Program, SUNY at Buffalo, P.O. Box 900, Buffalo, NY 14226-0900 or Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport, NY 14094.
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Rosemary Baugh
Jun 30, 2019
My Condolences to Vicki and Mike, you and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Jamie & Dan Gibson
Jun 30, 2019
Vicky, Mike and the entire family we are so very sorry for your loss, it’s a very difficult time and a parents death is one you never get over, just learning to deal with them not being present, not able to just talk to them. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all - God Bless and please know we are here for you and we send our Love. May your wonderful memories help you through this. 🙏😘
William B Black
Jun 30, 2019
Phyllis & family, so very sorry to hear about Bernie. Many fond memories of our families in Canada. You & yours will be in my thoughts & prayers.
Joe & Gerry Page
Jun 28, 2019
Dear Vicki, Mike and Family,
Please accept our heartfelt sympathies on the loss of your Father.
In love and Friendship
Gerry and Joe Page
Susan Simonsky
Jun 28, 2019
Dear Phyllis and family......sorry to hear the sad are all in my thoughts and prayers......Rest in Peace Bernie...
James Page
Jun 28, 2019
James Page Bernie you will be sadly missed your humor and friendship I’ll cherish forever I wanted to remember you The way you were several months ago I am sorry I didn’t come and see you while the days were gone by quickly . My prayers have always been there so until we meet again if you were a great man
Jun 28, 2019
Sorry for your loss of Bernard, please find comfort in the Holy Scriptures at Acts 24:15, it says: “And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous....” We have a sure hope for the future.
Alex Tasselmyer
Jun 28, 2019
So sorry for your loss, prayers are for you and your family, God Bless, Uncle Bernie
Daniel Vitch
Jun 27, 2019
Dear Phyllis, Tara, Phil, Brian, Vicki, and Family
I'm Sorry to Hear of Bernie's Passing. He was a Great Neighbor. I know that He is in Heaven playing Golf with Bobby Jones. You all are in My Prayers.
Dan & Fran Rusiecki
Jun 27, 2019
Our deepest sympathy to Phyllis and family. Bern was a life long friend and we always enjoyed his visits. He will be missed. Always wanted to play one more round with Bern.
Nancy Nerney
Jun 27, 2019
So sad my Uncle has passed.
My condolences to everyone who is grieving. He is missed.
Carolyn and George
Jun 27, 2019
Very sad to hear of Bernie’s passing. Our thoughts are with you.
Alex and Grace Whatley
Jun 27, 2019
We will miss Uncle Bernie. with our deepest sympathies to you, Aunt Phyllis and family. Memories we have of your visits to Aunt Agnes & Uncle John's are so special. Also, our visits to your home. May God comfort you & yours through this time.
Frank Grenga
Jun 27, 2019
Phyllis & Kids; So sorry for your loss Bernie was a great friend and he will be missed by He always had great story to tell. (I never sampled the apple pie).
Allan Vitch
Jun 27, 2019
Phyllis & kids; Will miss my neighbor who could do all things & helped this guy who could do practically nothing.AJV
Don Burns
Jun 26, 2019
Dear Phyllis & Family
My sincere condolence to all of you in your great loss. As you all know, Bernie was one great person and added so much with his always fun loving radiant presence. He has brought back to me many fond memories of our earlier years which I will always cherish. I can still fondly remember when we hung out together and he noticed a pretty neighbor across the street where we lived, and asked me to fix him up. The result certainly met all our hopes and dreams; "and they lived happily ever after!" So happy I was able to assist! May your loss of Bernie be comforted by knowing that he is home with his Lord and Savior. May God bless and be with you all in this moment of sadness.
David n Kara Badyrka
Jun 26, 2019
I am glad we were able to visit Gruncle Bernie this past December. He made us one of those famous Apple Pies
Stanley J Tasselmyer
Jun 26, 2019
My deepest sympathy and prayers are with your family. God Bless and Peace Be With You. I will always remember our visit this past December. It was special.