Bernhard Kiewe

Bernhard Kiewe

November 4, 1929 - March 31, 2021
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  • Service

    Thursday, April 1st, 2021 | 9:30am
    Thursday, April 1st, 2021 9:30am
    Virtual Funeral
    Please click the view the webcast link above to watch the funeral service.
  • Shiva

    At the late residence
    7121 Park Heights Avenue, # 810
    Baltimore, MD 21215
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    beginning Monday


Donations are being accepted for:
Suburban Orthodox

7504 Seven Mile Ln, Baltimore, MD 21209

Talmudical Academy

4445 Old Court Rd, Baltimore, MD 21208


Bernhard Kiewe, of Baltimore, MD, passed away on Wednesday, March 31st, 2021 at the age of 91. He is survived by his wife, Marlene Kiewe (nee Schulman), sons, Roy (Karen) Kiewe, Ronny Kiewe, Jerome (Suzanne) Kiewe, Robert (Michele) Kiewe, and Michael (Ilene) Kiewe, his brother, Sol (Janet) Kiewe, grandchildren, Mordechai Dovid (Baila) Kiewe, Elisheva Rochel (Harrison) Leventhal, Lorien Rennie, Jessica Rennie, Zephan (Mollye) Blaxberg, Micah, Tamar, Jordyn, Scott, and Rebecca Kiewe, great-grandchildren, Celidh Clarke, Karen Clarke, Pearly, Yair, and Rina Kiewe, and his great-great granddaughter, Kyla Clarke. He was predeceased by siblings, Sigfried Kiewe and Hannah Selma Bensadoun, and his parents, Lesser and Ethel Kiewe.

A private family funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, April 1 2021 at 9:30 am. It will also be broadcast via live stream at Sol Levinon & Bros. website. Interment Maryland Free State Post 167- 6307 Hamilton Avenue. Please omit flowers. Contributions in his memory may be sent to Suburban Orthodox Congregation, 7504 Seven Mile Lane, Baltimore, MD, 21208, Talmudical Academy, 4445 Old Court Road, Baltimore, MD 21208, Gilchrist Hospice, 11311 McCormick Road, Suite 350, Hunt Valley, MD 21031, or Jewish Caring Network, 122 Slade Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21208. In mourning at 7121 Park Heights Avenue, #810, Baltimore, MD 21215, beginning Monday.
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Howard W Wasserman

Posted at 10:58pm
I have nice memories of Mr. Kiewe during the time I grew up in Baltimore and the being in TA with his sons as well. Mr. Kiewe was a nice man, always smiling,always helping others. My condolences to the entire mishpachah!

Karen Schonfeld Stern

Posted at 11:51am
I remember the Kiewe family well growing up at Moses Montifiore Woodmoor shul. Condolences on the loss of Bernie. He was a true mench above all else. May his memory be for a blessing.

Rabbi Michael Meyerstein

Posted at 07:26pm
Dear Jerry and family
So sorry to learn of your loss. Over the many years I kept hearing of your father's reputation as a proud Zionist and communal leader. He has left a beautiful legacy for all of us to admire and emulate. May you be comforted by your many beautiful memories of Bernie.
Michael and Israela Meyerstein

Joyce Goodman

Posted at 01:57pm
Dear Marlene and Family,
Bernie volunteered for me at the Home Team Program at the Pikesville Senior Center for many years. He was so kind, selfless and devoted to humanity. Bernie honored his religion, his country, our jewish community, and it was my pleasure to have known him. He was a true mensch. My cousin Edith always enjoyed being with you and Bernie at seders, etc. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy.
Joyce and George Goodman

Beth Blankman Keyser

Posted at 09:47pm
Michael & Ilene, Jerry & Suzanne,

I'm so sorry for your loss. May you find peace and comfort in the wonderful memories of your father.

Helene Rapaport

Posted at 08:01pm
Scott and Becca
Your grandfather was an amazing man. I drove past the old house and the memories of him came flowing out. Send our condolences to your parents.

David and Linda Silverberg

Posted at 08:39am
One day many years ago, Mr. Kiewe walked into my office, my life, my family's life and the lives of others unknown to us at the time. He sold me a Grove of trees that we named "The Jessica and Pamela Silverberg Grove" after our daughters. Through the years, we sent Tree Certificates to many family members, friends and others to commemorate Births, Deaths, Weddings, Bar and Bat Mitzvot, other Simchas and sometimes just because someone deserved a Tree in Israel in their honor. Thank you, Mr. Kiewe, for all that you have done for my Family and for Israel.

Letisha Ford

Posted at 06:53am
My heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. Mr. Kiewe was my morning light on weekends as he came to retrieve the weekend newspapers for the building. I would ask him every time" Mr. Kiewe do you need any help and his reply "No I got it" (smile). I worked the front desk at Park Towers West, 7121 Park Heights Ave. It was a pleasure meeting the Kiewe family. Mrs. Kiewe, May God continue to be with you. I am praying for you and your family for comfort and strength.

Diane Lieberman

Posted at 06:43pm
Sending condolences on your loss. I remember your father working with my father on Jewish causes, many years ago. I remember him as so nice and dedicated to making the world a better place. May his memory be a blessing.

Susan (Simon) Rotkovitz

Posted at 05:22pm
I remember Mr. Kiewe from my childhood because my parents were his friends. He always had a twinkling smile for me. May his memory be for a blessing and bring you comfort. Baruch Dayan HaEmet.

Ari Litov

Posted at 05:16pm
Marlene, Roy, Ronnie, Jerry, Robert and Michael, I just finished watching the ceremony. I am so far away, but feel so close. Please accept our condolences. It is a great thing that a single man can live his life being an example to others of being a "tzadik". Moreso, his legacy has been passed on to all the other Kiewe's who are presently active in the Jewish community and so often help others in need as well. This is the "Nahat" that will continue as part of his legacy. May he rest in peace.

Ari Litov

Posted at 05:07pm
Bernhard Kiewe was a father, grandfather, mentor, leader, volunteer, giver, and much more. I will always remember him as the father to the Kiewe boys whose dining room table was covered with raffles and other mail-in prizes to be won. His unique smile and warm welcoming feeling has left his mark forever.

Bobbie Weiss

Posted at 04:41pm
Marlene and family, I am so sorry to hear of Bernie's passing. He was such a nice person and always friendly. May your memories be a blessing for you and your family.

Stanley Friedler

Posted at 02:40pm
Dear MICHAEL and family,
So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Out family has fond memories of your father.May his memory be a blessing and a source of comfort in the month ahead.

Lisa Kupetzky Doyek

Posted at 02:10pm
Dear Kiewe family, I have fond memories of Mr. Kiewe from the old Moses Montefoire shul. May his memory be a blessing and source of comfort.


Posted at 02:08pm

Betty Samuels Seidel

Posted at 11:34am
Our Bernie Kiewe was a unique person, devoted to family, friends, Am Yisrael and humanity. He made the world a better place. May we be comforted by many happy recollections, and may the name of Bernhard Kiewe ever be for a Blessing! LOVE, Betty Samuels Seidel

Larry Hankin

Posted at 11:22am
Suzanne and Jerry,
So sorry to hear of your loss. Sending you my prayers and condolences

Fritzi Hallock

Posted at 11:13am
Roy and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. May you be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

Sorah Alon

Posted at 10:54am
Mr. Kiewe or "Uncle Kiewe" as my then toddlers called him, was an essential part of our life when we moved to Baltimore 30 years ago. He welcomed us with such warmth and was a frequent guest at our Shabbos table with his beloved wife Marlene. He was such a humble man that it took us a while to recognize what an active and giving man he was in the Jewish community at large.
He was an inspiration to me personally on the power of a warm caring smile, I was inspired anew when I would meet Mr. and Mrs. Kiewe over the years and we would share nachas from our families.

May his memory be a source of comfort and blessing to the family.

Marlene & Bruce Solomon

Posted at 10:35am
Dear Suzanne, Jerome & Family,
We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of your beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great grandfather. May your happy memories sustain you during this difficult time. And, may he Rest In Peace.
With deepest sympathy,
Marlene & Bruce Solomon :-(

Susan Weikers

Posted at 10:34am
Sincere Condolences - May his memory be for a blessing

Sheila, Mark and Marshall Mentz

Posted at 10:07am
Dear Marlene and family,
We were so sorry to hear of Bernie's passing. We have known him since his days with the JNF. He was such a wonderful gentleman and a true mensch. Our deepest and most heartfelt sympathy. May his memory be a comfort to you. Baruch Dayan Emet.

Susan & Barry Belle

Posted at 09:53am
Dear Michael & family, So sorry for the passing of your beloved father. May his memories be a blessing at this most difficult time.

Cindy Perlow

Posted at 09:18am
So sorry for your loss. May your memories give you comfort. So glad he lived a full life and got to see everyone grow up. You are a beautiful family that does so much for our community. He was a great example. Sending prayers of comfort to everyone.
Cindy, Jeff, Seth and Hannah Perlow

Jo-Anne Tucker-Zemlak

Posted at 08:51am
To the Kiewe family,
I am saddened to read of your dads passing. May his memory be a blessing to your entire family .

Berly and Avi Hershkovitz

Posted at 08:46am
Years ago, my father, Ben Schuster, worked along side your father raising funds for Israel. He had tremendous respect and was so very fond of your dad. So sorry for your loss.

Jill and Roy Bordenick

Posted at 08:21am
We are very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family during these sad days and hope that your wonderful memories provide comfort and put smiles on your faces. May your father Rest In Peace.

Barry koppel

Posted at 08:06am
Ron and family I’m so sorry about hearing of the passing of your father I know how great of a guy he was we will keep him in our prayers

Michele Waxman

Posted at 07:43am
To the Kiewe family, So sorry to hear of your loss. May you cherish your lifetime of memories.

Wendy Elover

Posted at 06:58am
So sorry for your loss. Sending love & prayers for peace & strength for all of you. May his memory always be a blessing.

Jeanne Berger

Posted at 06:18am
I remember Bernie from way back when he and my husband, Melvin, did fundraising together. Always with a smile. So sorry for your loss.

Ruth Ann Robinson and children (Sharon, Steve, and Lisa)

Posted at 10:23pm
Very sorry for your loss. I remember the Kiewe family well when my children and I lived across the street from them on Scott’s Hill Drive. May his memory bring some joy to your family.

Jae and Arnold Zalis

Posted at 10:17pm
Dear Kiewe Family,
Arnold and I send our condolences to all of you. We have the fondest memories of Bernie, Mr. Kiewe, from way back when the boys were in AZA. Mr. Kiewe has contributed so much to the Baltimore Jewish Community. His love for everything Jewish was engraved in his soul. He instilled in his family to continue to contribute to the community. Mr. Kiewe always had a smile on his face. He was such a mensch. May he rest in peace. May your memories be a blessing to you always.


Posted at 09:33pm
We are all so very sorry for the loss of beloved Bernie. He was a great presence who contributed so much to so many. Sending thoughts and prayers from Jackie and family.

Barbara T. Cohen

Posted at 08:39pm
Dear Suzanne(Jerome)
Please accept my deepest sympathies on your profound loss. ( Zoom Friday services)

Gil Zemlak

Posted at 07:52pm
So very sorry on your loss. Have known Bernie and family for many years!

Tzippie Mahr

Posted at 07:00pm
I've known Bernie for many years from BZD and community programs. He was such a nice man, and I will certainly miss him. May his name be for a blessing, and his memory be held in the hearts of all who knew him.

Alan Feiler

Posted at 04:29pm
So sorry to hear of your loss. May his memory always be a blessing to you and your family

Martha D. Weinrauch

Posted at 04:24pm
Roy, Karen and Family,
I am very sad to hear of your father's passing. He was always very kind and sweet to me. May his memory be a blessing and a comfort to the family.

Jeff legum

Posted at 04:03pm
I was saddened to hear of the passing of Bernie. He was always friendly when we met over many years. May his memory be a blessing. My sympathies to his family.

Eileen & Ken Creeger

Posted at 03:46pm
Baruch Dayan HaEmet.
May his memory be for a blessing.

Donald & Anne Kahn

Posted at 03:21pm
Our deepest sympathy to the entire Kiewe family on the loss of your beloved Father. May his memory be a blessing to you all
Donald and Anne Kahn

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