Dr. Bernard A. Krull

May 27, 1916September 9, 2013

Krull, Dr. Bernard Arthur most recently of Haddon Township, NJ and formerly of Englewood, NJ and Coconut Creek FL, passed peacefully this morning after a brief illness at the age of 97. Born in Brooklyn, NY to Russian Jewish immigrants, Bernie, as he liked to be called, was an extremely bright student who graduated from high school at age 16. He went on to New York University to begin his dream of becoming a physician and after graduation found that entering medical school was a challenge due to quotas on Jews during that time. After a year off to do research and obtain a Master’s degree, one school, the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, gave him the opportunity he sought and granted him entrance. He was always grateful to that institution for affording him the opportunity to earn his medical degree and fulfilling his dream. In 1942, he enlisted in the Army as a medical officer and was sent overseas to Europe and North Africa with the 39th Infantry – 1st, 5th and 7th Armies. He served proudly as battalion surgeon for 2 years and then as medical officer with the 96th Evacuation Hospital. He received the Bronze Star for meritorious service in Sicily, as well as the European Theater Ribbon with 8 Battle Stars and one Invasion Arrowhead. While in London on leave, he met the love of his life, Ruth (1921-2002), who he married a few months later in the midst of WWII. He remained devoted to her throughout their 57 years of marriage. After the war, Bernie practiced internal medicine in Teaneck, NJ and became a thriving member of the community. He and Ruth doted on their only daughter, Gita and were thrilled when she married Michael Aquila and gave them their grandchildren, Gabrielle and Michael. Bernie retired from medicine in 1985 and moved to Florida where he thrived on early morning workouts at the gym and was instrumental in expanding the Wynmoor Ham Radio Club as he held an advanced ham radio operators license. Aside from his family, Bernie truly enjoyed his many friends, reading, playing bridge, photography, learning new skills such as sewing, upholstery, and Hebrew, doing New York Times Crossword puzzles in ink, skiing, and reminiscing with family. A finer man and best father there will never be.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to his favorite charities: The General Israel Orphans Home for Girls ( and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (University of Cincinnati Foundation).

The funeral service was Wednesday September 11th, 2013 at Gutterman and Musicant Jewish Funeral Directors, 402 Park Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601.

. Interment followed at Beth El Cemetery, 735 Forest Ave, Paramus, NJ with a US Army Honor Guard Ceremony.

Please take a moment to sign this online guestbook. You may leave a note for the family or perhaps a memory you would like to share. A Virtual Candle may also be placed in the guestbook if you wish. We at Gutterman-Musicant wish to express our heartfelt thanks on behalf of the mourners for your support during this difficult time.


  • Chapel Service Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Dr. Bernard A. Krull

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Joanna & Bill DuPree

September 20, 2013

Dear Gita, Again I want to tell you how sorry I am of your father's passing. I will miss speaking to him every week.

Steven Austin

September 13, 2013

Bernie Krull was our family Doctor for decades growing up in Teaneck. His wife Ruth as well as Bernie were some of my parents closet friends. He always took care of us with love like we were his very own! This was a great man whose life made a definitive difference in this world. My heartfelt condolences go out to his entire family. Steven D. Austin La Quinta, California

September 11, 2013

Dear Gita, All of us at FSA are sending prayers and condolences to you and your family.

Beth Boudrot Schlamme

September 10, 2013

Dear Gita: My sincere condolences on your dad's passing. I don't know if you remember me, but I worked for him from 1968 until 1972 and babysat for you several times. Fond memories...

September 10, 2013

Dear Gita,
Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Your father was an amazing man! To have such a life as his! I am sorry I will not be able to attend the service on Wednesday, but my thoughts are with you. Please take care.
Love, The Wrights Jackie, Mark, Lauren