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Ocie H. Bernstein

Ocie H. Bernstein, age 90, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on September 13, 2021 surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in 1931 in Paris, VA to the late Kenton and Pauline Holsinger. She attended Towson State University, various other colleges and universities, including University of Frankfurt, Maine and Lincoln, ultimately receiving her Master’s Degree. Ocie had various positions throughout her career: teaching and tutoring, research technician at Vitro Laboratories of America, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, Community Services Council of Delaware and the Family Court of Delaware. She was a member of the Great Books Councils of Wilmington, DE and Philadelphia, PA, ACLU of Delaware, and Common Cause of Delaware.

Survived by her children Eric Lindh, his wife Nancy Jones and family, Amelia Reed, her fiancée John Collins of New Castle, grandson Kyle, Reed, his wife Jenn, and great granddaughter Isabella, sister Bonnie Dixon, her husband Robert of Woodsboro, MD, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Predeceased by her husband Barry, brother Kenton Holsinger, sister Peggy Lenhart.

In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Towson University, 8000 York Rd., Towson, MD; Elementary Workshop, 502 N. Pine St., Wilmington, DE; or Shelters for Abused Women & Children, c/o Child Inc., 507 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, DE 19809.

Funeral Services

A colorful celebration of life will be held at the Clubhouse in Hershey Run, 1 Hershey Run Dr., Wilmington, DE 19804 on Sunday October 3, 2021 at 2:00PM.


    Victoria Parisi lit a candle and writes,
    Going to miss you Ocie!!! My sweet, smart and sassy next door neighbor Ocie was as unique as her name! RIP dear, I'm happy you loved the plant we bought for the driveway. Victoria and Coco
    09/19/2021 01:54 pm
    Agnes Galvin lit a candle and writes,
    Ocie was a lovely person. I'm so happy to have known her. She loved learning and was happy to share her knowledge with others. She was able to develop interesting book lists for our group after the Great Books program was finished. She led the group with wit and wisdom, always challenging, but also kind and tactful, We will miss her very much
    10/02/2021 04:55 pm
    Ashley Gill lit a candle and writes,
    My deepest sympathies go out to Ocie’s family during this difficult time💕 I did not have the honor of meeting her; however, her personality lives on through her loved ones & she was an extremely experienced woman who lived a life full of accomplishments. I know she will be deeply missed & my sincerest condolences, thoughts, and prayers are with her family during this most difficult time. Try to remember, we are the keepers of the memories of those who have traveled beyond — through the most difficult times, the wonderful memories will be with you to help you through it💖
    10/03/2021 11:29 am

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