July 18, 1930 – March 8, 2018
SAKLAD, BERNARD, 87, passed away Thursday, March 8, 2018. He was the husband of the late Ann (Kotchen) Saklad. Born in Boston, MA, he was the son of the late Saul and Lillian (Cohen) Saklad.
He was in the first graduating class of Brandeis University and obtained his Law Degree from Suffolk University. He practiced law in Fall River for over 40 years, working alongside Atty. Bruce Assad who is still practicing; always providing support for the community both in his legal practice as well as a volunteer. He was the volunteer head of the Draft Board and received 2 citations from Presidents Nixon and Ford for his services.
Bernard was President of Temple Anshei Shalom in Delray Beach, FL and Vice President of Adas Israel in Fall River, MA, among many other organizations in which he was involved. He was privileged to have met JFK, Martin Luther King, and Eleanor Roosevelt.
He is survived by his children Martin Saklad (Elaine), David Saklad (JB), and Sharon Cohen (David); grandchildren Rivka, Shmuel (Perel), Esther, Yakov, and Chava; and great-grandson Tzvi.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Providence Hebrew Day School, 450 Elmgrove Ave, Providence, RI 02906 or Temple Anshei Shalom, 7099 W Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33446.