Gilford, NH-----U.S.A.F. (Retired) Brigadier General Bernard Saul, 83, died at the Golden View Health Care Center, Meredith, NH on Tuesday, October 29, 2002. He had previously lived at Forestview Manor, Laconia and in Gilford, NH. He was born July 31, 1919 in Hunter, New York, the son of the late David and Irene (Joseph) Saul.
Brigadier General Bernard Saul served 40 years and a day in the armed services. During his military service, he received the following decorations and service awards: Legion of Merit; Air Force Commendation Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters; Asiatic-Pacific Campaign medal with 4 battle Stars; American Defense Service Medal; World War II Victory Medal; National Defense Service Medal with 2 bronze stars; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; Humanitarian Service Medal; Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon with 1 silver and 3 bronze clusters; Armed Forces Reserve Medal with hourglass device; Philippine Liberation Ribbon; New York State Conspicuous Service Medal; New York State Long and Faithful Service Medal (30 years); New York State Conspicuous Service Cross with 1 oak leaf cluster; New York State Recruiting Medal; and Duty in Aid of Civil Authority Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters.
In addition to his military service, Brigadier General Saul was Past President of the Temple B'Nai Israel of Laconia. He served on the Spirituality Committee as a liaison from the temple. He also volunteered his time for Genesis. He was a Gunstock Acres Water Commissioner.
Survivors include his wife, Helene (Clevenson) Saul; a daughter, Janet S. Lantner, of Spring, Texas and a son, Richard D. Saul of Gilford, NH; and two sisters, Gertrude Peimer. of Florida and Marian Garson of New York. He was predeceased by a brother, Jerome Saul and Robert Saul.
There will be no calling hours.
Graveside Services will be at 12:30PM on Friday, November 1, 2002 at Union Cemetery, Academy Street, Laconia, NH.
Shiva will be on Saturday, Sunday and Monday nights at his son's house at 12 Huntress Circle, Gilford, NH. Family and friends are invited to attend Shiva.
Please omit flowers. Memorial donations may be made to the Harry & Sadie Clevenson Fund, Temple B'Nai Israel, 210 Court Street, Laconia, NH 03246.
Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH is in charge of the arrangements.