Dr. Bernard R. Lustick

November 28, 2012

WATERTOWN, N.Y.  —  Dr. Bernard R. Lustick, 87, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at his Watertown home.

Born March 24, 1925, in Syracuse, the son of Alex and Dorothy Lustick, and met his future wife, Renee Lipson when he was 11 and she was 8. They celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary this past June 22.

Dr. Lustick attended Syracuse University where he also attended medical school. He began his pediatric training at Baltimore City Hospital. After serving in Korea as an army psychiatrist, he completed his pediatric residency at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse. 

In 1954 he moved his family to Watertown to begin his life’s work as a pediatrician.

After almost 40 years in practice, Dr. Lustick continued in retirement to work for children in need by serving as a volunteer at Ohio Street Elementary School.

Surviving are his wife, Renee; five children and their spouses, Ian and Terri Lustick, Michael Lustick and Barbara Rickler, Susan Lustick and Lowell Garner, Marty and Karen Lustick, and David and Doreen Lustick; a brother, Sheldon Lustick; 12 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held noon Friday, Nov. 30, at Degel Israel Synagogue. 

Arrangements are with the Cleveland Funeral Home, Watertown.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Degel Israel Synagogue, 557 Thompson Blvd. or Hospice of Jefferson County, Inc., 1398 Gotham St.

Information provided by Cleveland Funeral Home and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.