Bernie C. Taubersmith, Jr.

Powell Funeral Home and Crematory

Bernie C. Taubersmith

Bernie Taubersmith was born on December 6,
1924 in Washington, DC, to
Frances Miller Taubersmith and Bernard C.
Taubersmith, Sr.

He passed into his eternal rest on May 14, 2020 at
the FirstHealth Hospice House in
Pinehurst, surrounded by his devoted children.

He attended the District of Columbia schools, graduating from
High School (1943).
He then joined the United States Army. He worked as a Design
Draftsman for the US Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC. for
almost 40 years. The NRL was formed to provide research and development in
the area of materials science, physics, and electronic warfare. Bernie
worked to design parts used in satellites as well as other projects of the
Office of Naval Research, some of which predated the functions of NASA.

He married Barbara Ann Brandt in 1947 and they enjoyed 72 happy years
together tending to their beloved birds and gardens. Barbara passed away
in November, 2019. They were devoted parents to four children, Charles
Taubersmith (wife Darlind) of Pinehurst, Kimberly Morrow (husband Michael)
of Charlotte, Barbara Lynn Taubersmith of Greenbelt, Maryland, and
Jacqueline Herbst (husband Richard) of Wimberly, Texas. A young daughter,
Alice, passed-away in 1957. He was a proud grandfather of Brandt Morrow of
Raleigh, Jared Morrow (wife Hannah and great granddaughter Preslee), of
Apex and Erik and Kyle Herbst of Wimberly, Texas.

The Taubersmith Family lived in the Washington, DC, area for many years,
having been married in and belonging to the Church of the Reformation on
Capitol Hill. The family tradition was to visit the many museums and
monuments after church services each Sunday, thus enriching the lives of
their children, first-hand, with the history of America.

Upon his retirement from federal service, they moved to Pinellas Park,
Florida, where they lived for 20 years before moving to Pinehurst in 2006
to be nearer their grown children.

They were regular members of Our Saviour Lutheran Church, where
they made many friends and volunteered.

Bernie was very well-known in the wood carving circles for his intricate
sculptures and design work, as a master wood carver. An avid cycler and
swimmer, he was often seen doing daily laps at the FirstHealth Fitness
Center, well into his 90's.

The family would like to thank the many caregivers who assisted the family
over the past few years, including those at Elmcroft, Quail Haven and
Hospice House.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations could be made in his memory to a
charity of choice. Currently, details are unavailable.

Powell Funeral Home and Crematory
160 E. New Hampshire Avenue
Southern Pines, NC 28387

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