Bernard I. Michaeli, 73, of Matawan, passed away on August 18, 2019. Bernard was born in Newark, NJ to Bernard and Ellen (Pearson) Michaeli.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in Fire Science from New Jersey City University.
Bernard was employed by the State of New Jersey Department of Transportation for 43 years as a Senior Environmental Specialist.
He served over 50 years and was a life member of Cheesequake Volunteer Fire Company. Bernard also served for the NJ Forest Fire Services for over 50 years.
He enjoyed gardening, working outside and home improvement with his own hands.
He was predeceased by his parents.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 37 years, Irene (Hurley) Michaeli, his loving son, Jason, his sisters-in-law, Jill Harreskov, Patricia Essig his brother-in-law, Thomas Hurley and wife Dolores and several nieces and nephews.