Bernard E. ‘Bernie’ Admire
Bernard E. “Bernie” Admire, 76, passed away Sunday, June 30, 2013, in Franklin. He was a resident of Franklin.
He was born Sept. 9, 1936, in St. Louis to Earl Edward and Vera Marguerite (Bushnell) Admire. He married Emma A. “Sug” Admire on March 18, 1960.
Survivors include four sons, Burke (Pam) Admire, John (Patricia) Admire, James (Elizabeth) Admire and Thomas (Erica) Admire; 10 grandchildren, Sarah (Dustin) Cromer, Alexander (Veronica) Admire, Craig Admire, Carrie Admire, Rebecca Admire, Jessica Admire, George Admire, Joseph Admire, Bryce Admire and Alexis Admire; one great-
grandson, Blake Admire; and one brother, Gary (Jayne) Admire.
He was preceded in passing by his parents; and his loving wife of 53 years, Sug, who passed away on June 10.
Bernie was a 1954 graduate of Morgantown High School.
He was an industrial sales representative and manager for Central Rubber and Supply Co. and its successors, Gage Co. and Ferguson Enterprises. He retired in 2002 after 45 years of loyal service. Bernie was the recipient of numerous distinguished salesman awards presented by the Sales and Marketing Executives of Indianapolis Inc.
He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Franklin. He was also a member of the Elks Lodge, BPOE No. 1818; a 51-year member and past president of Hillview Country Club; and a member of the Eight Around the Table Card Club.
A celebration of Bernie’s life will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Grace United Methodist Church, 1300 E. Adams Drive, Franklin, with the Revs. Robert Coleman and William Horner officiating. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the church. A private family burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin.
Flinn & Maguire Funeral Home, 2898 N. Morton St. (U.S. 31 North) in Franklin, is handling arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 1300 E. Adams Drive, Franklin, IN 46131.
Online condolences may be made at www.flinnmaguire.com.