Bernard Bernie Don Donald Humphrey
July 24, 1939 – September 4, 2017
Bernard Donald (Bernie Don) Humphrey of Richardson, Texas was born in Methuen, Massachusetts, to Bernard Donald Humphrey and Selma Constance Brown on July 24, 1939 and died September 4, 2017, after an eleven year struggle with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.
Bernie is survived by his wife of 54 year, Marie Rita Quintal, four children: Michael (Samantha) Humphrey of Rockwell, Texas, Linda (Derek) Smith of Brownwood, Texas, Kathleen (Bruce) Beattie of Spring, Texas, Jeanne (Paul) Head, of Richardson, Texas. Eleven grandchildren: Ashley Peña (Jaymn) Judd, Sean Humphrey, Layne-Nicole Smith, Amanda Beattie, Ryan Head, Jacob Beattie, Emily Head, Colette Smith, Madelynn Beattie, Amelia Smith, and Evelyn Head. One great-grandchild: Maddix Judd, brother: David (Jennifer) Humphrey of Stafford, Virgina, sister-in-law, Claire (Bob) Bedard of Woodbridge, Virginia, and Lorraine Roy of Coppell, Texas, several nieces, nephews, cousin, and friends.
Bernie was educated in Lawrence, Massachusetts and was a graduate of Lawrence High School, and Merrimack College in Andover, Massachusetts. He proudly served in the United States Army as a Finance Clerk, being honorably discharged in 1960.
Bernie and his family moved to Richardson, Texas in 1978 with Harris Corporation. From 1993 he for Fujitsu, in Richardson, Texas until his retirement in 2000. Bernie loved his family and friends and enjoyed volunteering. After his retirement he spent many hours working the Food Pantry at The Network of Community Ministries in Richardson and delivering Meals on Wheels for the Visiting Nurse Association in Dallas, as well as many hours as Usher Coordinator for St. Luke Lutheran Church, as well as on the Yard Birds Crew.
Bernie was diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis in 2006. The first ever drug for this disease was released in 2014 and Bernie was placed on it. The Caring Voice Coalition gave him a grant for this medication in 2015 and it until December 2016. He and his family would like to thank Caring Voice Coalition for this assistance, as we feel it slowed the disease sufficiently so as to allow him to see and enjoy his eleventh grandchild, Evelyn Head and his first great-grandchild, Maddix Judd. These two gave him immense joy in the last years of his life.
Funeral will be under the auspices of Ted Dickey Funeral Home 8011 George Bush Turnpike Dallas, Texas 75252. Viewing will be held Friday, September 8, 2017 from 6-8PM. Funeral Service will be at 11AM at St. Luke Lutheran Church 1210 West Beltline Road, Richardson, Texas with Pastor Mary Kaiser Officiating. A reception will follow funeral service in the church Gathering Area. Burial will be held at a later date at the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Bernie’s honor to Lutheran Disaster Response Hurricane Harvey OR Caring voice Coalition
Lutheran Disaster Response Hurricane Harvey: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, ELCA Gift Processing Center P.O. Box 1809 Merrifield, Virginia 22116-8009 Write” “Hurricane Response, United States” or “Lutheran Disaster Response, U.S.” on your check in memo line.
Caring voice Coalition Attn: Privacy Officer Caring voice Coalition, Inc. 8249 Meadowbridge Road Mechanicsville, Virginia 23226 (888)267-1440 CVCinfo@caringvoice.org
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Bernard Bernie Don Donald Humphrey
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August 5, 2020
Many fond memories of Bernie, who I worked side by side with for nearly a decade in the early 2000's. He was a hard worker, a proud family man, a devoted Christian (he always showed up to work with the charcoal mark on the forehead every Ash Wednesday) who generously volunteered weekly at the church soup kitchen, and underneath that famous Boston gruff exterior was a genuinely warm and friendly person once you knew him. His love of life and people was contagious, and his enthusiasm for sweepstaking was just one of his passions that made him so unique. All my best to the family.
September 9, 2017
To the family and friends, I am so sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort, continue to bless you and bring comfort to your family.
September 8, 2017
I will add Rita and her family to my prayer list. I remember Rita very fondly as she served at Bethel and talked of her husband. God Bless you during this difficult time.
September 7, 2017
JOSEPH H RIEL
A GOOD FRIEND AND WILL BE MISSED.WE WILL REMEMBER THE GOOD MEMORIES "GOD BLESS"