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Obituary: Bernie Orman

Bernie Carl Orman, 94, died July 19, 2019.

Mr. Orman was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Fannie and Jack Orman. A skilled musician, he played the violin, trumpet, and clarinet. He drove Highway 66 from Detroit to Tucson in 1959 in a red two-door Chevrolet with his wife, Betty, and their two boys. He worked as an accountant for 45 years, eventually opening his own practice.

Mr. Orman was preceded in death by sisters, Anne and Minnie, and grandson, Zach.

Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Betty; sons, Rodger (Holly) of Murphys, California, and Marc (Chanphen) of Anchor Point, Alaska; three grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Graveside services were held in the Temple Emanu-El section of Evergreen Cemetery with Rabbi Batsheva Appel officiating.