David L. Bernstein

October 25, 1968 ~ May 28, 2021 (age 52)


Bernstein, David L., 52, passed away unexpectedly on May 28, 2021, at his home in Bayport, NY. He was born on October 25, 1968, in Islip, the son of Janet Musso Bernstein and Dr. Irving Bernstein.


David graduated from Half Hollow Hills East High School, Class of 1986. Following graduation, David attended Adelphi University where he graduated with a major in Communications. David worked for the U.S. Postal Service for most of his adult life.


“Diamond Dave” and his fiancée, Debbie, spent much of their time in the karaoke circuit and made many lasting friendships performing karaoke. David had an incredible memory. He impressed all of us with his knowledge of baseball, music, and movies. He was an avid Mets fan, and loved to talk about the Mets and anything baseball. He was also very talented in making impressions of people and cartoon characters. David loved spending time with his brother, Michael, and his sister, Lauren and their families in Connecticut, Georgia, and Florida. David and Lauren had a lot of fun together whether it was making their own radio station as kids singing, going to the movies, or going out with friends together. David and Michael always enjoyed going to Disney World together with Michael’s family. They especially enjoyed the brother’s tradition of going on the Thunder Mountain railroad ride and screaming at the top of their lungs in every tunnel. David always talked about how incredibly proud he was of his nieces and nephews. His nieces especially enjoyed riding roller coasters in Disney with their Uncle David. He was always making them laugh. David’s nephews enjoyed when “tall Uncle David” would come see them – he would throw them in the air, bounce them on his lap, make goofy faces, anything to just make them laugh…David was always in a good mood, he was kind-hearted, and loved by all who knew him.


David is predeceased by his mother, Janet, and father, Irving. He is survived by his brother, Michael Bernstein, and spouse, Stacey; his sister, Lauren Milano, and her spouse, Frank; and his nieces, Danielle and Randee Bernstein; and nephews Lucas, Alex, and Tristan Milano. David is also survived by his fiancée of 20 years, Debbie Paganini. David left a big void in our family and will be deeply missed.


The family will be having a private burial at Pinelawn Memorial Park in Farmingdale, along with a Zoom Memorial/Celebration of Life, the date of which is to be determined.


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