Bernard M. "Bernie" Bordenick of Frederick, and formerly of Chevy Chase, MD, passed away on Wednesday, May 31, 2023.
Bernie was born on July 9, 1935 in Washington, DC, to the late Morris and Sarah Bordenick. He was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred, a brother, David, and his loving wife of 50 years, Lisa Beth (Brisker) Bordenick. Bernie and Lisa had three children: Stephanie (James Mizell), Bruce (Cindy), and Brian (Jennifer); and six grandchildren they adored: Krista (Chris) Ebert; Jordan Mizell; Zachary, Spencer, Benjamin and Sophia Bordenick.
Bernie was born, raised and educated in Washington, DC. He graduated from Calvin Coolidge High School, received a BA degree in Economics from American University and his JD degree from AU’s Washington College of Law. He served in the U.S. Air Force Reserve starting in 1957, honorably discharged in 1963. He served in the federal government for 32 years, the last 25 as a senior supervisory trial attorney with the Atomic Energy and Nuclear Regulatory Commissions. He represented the Bureau of Mines in the U.S. Department of the Interior for three years and was lead counsel in two coal mine disaster investigations. He briefly served as a prosecuting attorney in the law enforcement division of what is now the attorney general’s office for the District of Columbia, and he was in private practice for three years representing various commercial interests. He moved to Frederick in 2001. From 2002 to 2007, he was Vice Chairman of the County Board of Zoning Appeals, and was also appointed Vice Chairman of the Frederick County Charter Review Commission.
Bernie was active as an adult leader of the Boy Scouts when his sons were young. He was a charter member of and served on the Board of Trustees at Congregation Kol Ami in Frederick.
Bernie was a lifelong sports fan. He attended many Washington Senators baseball games in Griffith Stadium as a teenager. Later, he enjoyed rooting for the Washington Redskins/Commanders and Washington Nationals.
Graveside services will be held Friday, June 9, 2023 at 1:00pm at the Garden of Remembrance Memorial Park in Clarksburg, MD.
Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at StaufferFuneralHome.com.