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“BarbaraIt is with sadness and shock that I read of Bernie's passing .I remember how and when you and Bernie met , he was enamored with you the ...Read More »
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“Dear Barb:I was so very sorry to hear about your loss. I am sorry I did not get a chance toknow Bern better. I was so impressed by him and the story...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Lori Gray - Lacombe - Family

“I was so sadden to hear of Bernie's passing. Barb, we have missed you both here in Orlando but grateful Bernie had time with his children and...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Linda Stone - Orlando, FL

“Dear Barb,I am so sorry to hear about Bern's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Jennifer Thorburn - Courtenay, BC

“Barb, with deepest sympathy to you and your family! ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Rod Stafford - Calgary - Friend

“Barbara, I'm so deeply sorry to hear of Bern's passing. I'll be keeping you and his children and grandchildren in my thought and prayers in the...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Kim Blaylock - Orlando, FL

“Dear Barb, Sorry to hear of your loss of Bernie's passing. Please accept our sincere condolences. Loraine & Allen ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Loraine $ Allen Radcliffe


Bernard "Bern" Lewis Porchenick of La Quinta, California, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, California.
He was born November 28, 1938 in Jamaica Queens, New York to Samuel and Laura (Schlossberg) Porchenick. He achieved a Master's Degree in Finance from Pace University in Manhattan. His entrepreneurial spirit resulted in multiple successful companies and a lifetime fulfilling his passions.
In 1980, he married his wife of 37 years, Barbara Olitch and together they traveled the world, drove exotic cars and loved spending time with family, friends and many dogs.
Bern is survived by his loving wife Barbara, two daughters: Sara and Amy; two sons, Marc and Michael; son-in-laws, Thomas and Craig; 7 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-laws, Gordon and Maureen, Lorna and David.
A Celebration of Bern's life will be held on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort between 1 and 4pm.
Donations may be made on his behalf to Animal Samaritans of the Coachella Valley. www.animalsamaritans.org/make-a-donaton.
FitzHenry-Wiefels Palm Desert has been entrusted with arrangements.