October 1, 1923 – June 11, 2021
BIER, BERNARD (Bud), 97, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 11, 2021. The beloved husband for 73 years of Ruth (Hirschprung) Bier, Bud was born in in Brooklyn, NY, the son of the late Max and Rose (Green) Bier. Bud was an artist, a multi-talented craftsman, a master builder and flyer of radio-controlled airplanes (his passion), and one of the last of the greatest generation.
After completing one year of art school at Pratt Institute he joined the army and was assigned to the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops – later to be known as “The Ghost Army.” Bud, along with many notable artists of the day, successfully deceived the enemy using phony equipment and sound, ensuring victory in many key battles following the D-Day invasion.
Following the war he met and married his wife Ruth, at the time a dancer in the original production of Oklahoma. After obtaining his degree from Pratt he worked for over 40 years as a commercial artist and was responsible for the package designs of many products that are now household names – Chiclets, Dentyne, Rolaids, and many others. Following his retirement as the executive art director at Carter Wallace he and his wife traveled the world.
In addition to work and family, Bud’s greatest passion was flight in all forms. He was a member of many model airplane clubs over the years and president of the Long Island Drone Society. In addition to his interest in model aviation, he completed full scale flight training and successfully “soloed” his own airplane.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his son Dr. Jonathan Bier and his wife Jo-Ann and his son Dr. Alan Bier and his wife Elizabeth; he is also survived by his five grandchildren Benjamin, Rachel, Rebecca, Maxine, and Jennifer. He was the father of the late Karen Bier.
Funeral services will be held TODAY, Sunday, June 13th at 11:00am at Tifereth Israel Congregation, 145 Brownell Ave, New Bedford with burial to follow. Shiva will be private.
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June 15, 2021
Dear Ruth and family,
While Bud was very blessed with a very good “run” in life that ran until age 97, he was a young man in heart and spirit. He was equally blessed with a loving wife, Ruth, and family who adored him.
The words uttered by Rabbi Kanter and his son’s about Bud were exactly as I remember him. ~Intelligent, kind-hearted, a great raconteur, but an even greater listener.
I feel blessed to have had the privilege of knowing him at Hidden Bay.
What a legacy of “Character” Bud left his children, grandchildren, and all of us.
June 13, 2021
Dr. Jonathan and family,
I was saddened to read, in the NB Standard Times, of your father's passing. Mr. Bernard Bier was an accomplished man who I am sure was very proud of his sons. His son, Jonathan Bier, is our family cardiologist. He has been a great and caring medical doctor who has provided superb medical help for us. God bless and console the Bier family in this time of grief.
June 13, 2021
So sorry fo your loss. Our thought are with you
Mar & Gerri Kuss