Bernard M. Honan – Obituary

By  | July 30, 2018 | Filed under: Laughlin Service Funeral Home, Obituaries

Rabbi Bernard M. Honan, 90, of Huntsville, Alabama passed away on July 29, 2018.  He was born in Brooklyn, NY.  He was a graduate of Boys High School, City College of NY, Hebrew Union College where he received his Masters of Hebrew Letters and a Masters of Hebrew Literature, a PhD in Administration and Higher Education from the University of Alabama, and Doctor of Divinity from the Hebrew Union College in recognition of his first 25 years of service as a Rabbi of his 67 year career.  He was a Captain in the US Air Force and was a Mason.  Rabbi Honan served many congregations including Charlottesville, VA, NY, Westfield, NJ, Sharon, PA, Hillel at the University of Alabama, Hillel at the University of Virginia, Florence, AL; Longview, TX; Tyler, TX; and served as a retired interim Rabbi for Temple B’nai Sholom.  One of his loves was doing Torah scribe work.  Rabbi Honan loved his wife, children, grandchildren, and extended family, and loved to tell stories about and to them.  He loved to read and learn, then teach and discuss any subject.  People describe him as a very loving, gentle, kind man, who freely loved, respected and served everyone he met.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Roslyn Honan; children, Sara Crocker (Charles), Lydia Honan, and Michael Honan (Roxanne Travelute); and grandchildren, Rachel and Benjamin Honan.

The funeral service will be at Temple B’nai Sholom on Wednesday, August 1, 2018  at 1 p.m., with Rabbi Steven L. Jacobs and Cantor Jessica Roskin officiating.  Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Temple B’nai Sholom, Bloom Hillel Student Center at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, or Russel Hill Cancer Foundation.

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