Bernard Standish

June 25, 1921 - May 13, 2012

Age 90, of Warsaw, died May 13, 2012 at the Wyoming County Nursing Facility in Warsaw.

He was born June 25, 1921 in Johnsonburg, NY, son of the late Frank and Lizzy Redding Standish. In 1942, Bernard married Rose Courtox.

He was a veteran of World War II serving in the Pacific Theater. After the war, he was employed at the AMF Machine Factory in Buffalo until he was appointed to the Warsaw Police Department in 1957 as an officer and then became Chief of Police in the early 1960’s. While serving twelve years as a village police officer, Barney and Rose also owned and operated the Warsaw Speed Wash. In his spare time Barney enjoyed traveling around Wyoming County roads, bowling, cars and his favorite thing was dancing with Rose around the dance floor.

He was predeceased by his son, John Standish who died in 1984.

Surviving are his wife, Rose; a daughter, Anne (Francis) Perrault of Red Lake Falls, MN; his sons, Mike (Mary) Standish of Bat Cave, NC, Gene (Lori) Standish of Warsaw, Jim Standish of Warsaw along with his grandchildren, nieces and nephews; his sister, Doris Parmerter of Grand Island. He was the brother of the late Wesley Standish, Lois Janes and Ella Mae McKenzie.

Services will be private. The family will receive friends from 3 – 6 PM on Wednesday, May 16 at the home of Gene and Lori Standish, 60 W. Court St., Warsaw. Memorials may be made to the Wyoming County Nursing Facility Activities Fund, 400 N. Main St., Warsaw, NY 14569. Arrangements are being completed by Robinson & Hackemer Funeral Home, Warsaw.

Important Dates

May 16, 2012 : The family of Bernard Standish will receive friends at the home of Gene & Lori Standish - 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM - The family will receive friends at the home of Gene & Lori Standish, 60 W. Court St., Warsaw.

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Jun 8.14 from Kathryn Joan Standish:
This is Bernard Standish's granddaughter (1990); I was unaware of his death which hurts me deeply. I had the pleasure of meeting my grandfather twice that I can remember in life, he was always so kind to me. I wish I'd had the chance to say goodbye, but more that he is at peace.

May 18.12 from Kate Fuest:
My deepest regrets to the Standish family during this sad time. May your happy memories give you strength and lighten your sadness.

May 17.12 from Paige Bennett:
Geno and Lori,
So very sorry to hear of the passing of your father. My sincere sympathy goes out to you and your family.

May 15.12 from Mary Anne Hackemer:
So sorry to hear of your dad's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

May 14.12 from Sharon True:
Dear Family. I am so sorry for your loss. He will live forever in your hearts. No one can take that away from you. God bless.

May 14.12 from Dave Coleman:
To everyone, I am sad to learn of your Dad's passing. I remember a lot of great times hanging out at your house. If there is anything that you need me to do, just ask.