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Attorney Herman S. Bershtein of Hamden dies one day after his 96th birthday. He was the widower of the late Shirley Lufer Bershtein. Born in New Haven, he was the son of the late William and Bessie Burke Gamm Bershtein. He served in the U.S. Army in 1943. A WWII veteran, he attended The Infantry School at Fort Benning, Georgia. He served with the 86th Black Hawk Infantry Division, and later as a lieutenant under General Douglas McArthur at General Headquarters, Allied Forces Pacific AFPAC in the Far East. He is survived by his daughters, Joy A. Bershtein of Branford, Jan Bershtein of Bethany, and Richard A. Bershtein of Madison; and 10 grandchildren, William, Allison, Sheryl Leigh General of Branford, Marc and Alexa Cafasso of Bethany, Richard William, Hunter Sammy, Dylan James, Cody Sap and Shayann Shirley Bershtein of Madison; his great-granddaughter Jada Joy Lyman; and his companion. Lucy LaCava. He was also predeceased by his five brothers, David Bershtein, Alexander Gamm, Henry Gamm, James Bershtein, and Morris Gamm.


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