Robert Bernhaut of Fanwood died April 26, 2020. Born in 1935 in Newark, he spent his life in various residences throughout the state for individuals with developmental disabilities.
In the 1940s, Mr. Bernhaut’s parents, the late Samuel Bernhaut and Evelyn Beyer Bernhaut Perlmutter, formed the original group of what was then known as the Association for Retarded Children of Essex County.
He participated in the many programs provided by the Arc of Union County.
He is survived by a brother, Charlie Bernhaut of New York City; two sisters, Wilma Bernhaut Pitman of Morristown and Sylvia Bernhaut Brody of Houston, Texas; and many nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were handled by Menorah Chapels at Millburn, Union. Memorial contributions may be made to Fanwood Group Home, c/o Arc of Union County, 70 Diamond Hill Road, Springfield, N.J. 07081.