Deceased Information


    Bernard Cristal

  • AGE



    Wednesday, July 20, 2022 (Before Sunset)


    Friday, July 22, 2022


    11:00 AM




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    An open house will be held after the funeral from 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM on Friday. Shiva will be observed Sunday and Monday with prayer services at 7:00 PM.

    At the home of Alyson and Chuck Pollack.

    If you require the address, please call Dressler's at 770-451-4999.

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    Bernard Cristal, 87, of Alpharetta, Georgia died peacefully on July 20, 2022, surrounded by family.  Bernard grew up in Atlanta and was a graduate of Druid Hills High School Class of 1953.  While in school, he met and later married the love of his life, Carlene Lewis, and together they raised a beautiful family. They later moved to Athens to operate successfully Package Warehouse. After retirement, Bernard and Carlene relocated to Atlanta to be closer to their children. He is survived by a loving wife, Carlene; his children, Teri Cristal, Keith Cristal, Alyson (Chuck) Pollack; his siblings, Barbara (Bob) Krasnoff, Sharon (Dick) Browdy, Alan (Marilyn) Cristal; and nine grandchildren and one great grandchild.  The family extends heartfelt thanks to Bernard’s many caregivers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Congregation Children of Israel in Athens, Georgia; Weinstein Hospice; or The Lewy Body Dementia Association.  Bernard will be laid to rest at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 22nd.  To view a livestream of the service and to sign the online guestbook, please visit  


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  • Bill McMillan

    My deepest sympathies and condolences at your time of loss. Mr. Cristal and family have remained a wonderful memory from my youth and time at UGA. Blessings and good fortune to you all.

  • Barry Simmons

    Dear Carlene,I am sorry to learn of Nardy's passing. i do hope your pain of losing him is softened with time. I do understand why he treasured you. G-d speed Carlene....there were many wonderful memories to reflect on......

  • Patrice Cohen

    To the Cristal and Pollock families, My sincerest condolences to all of you on the passing of Nardy. He was such a wonderful gentleman. I wish I had been able to make the live stream for Shiva. Just wanted all of you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. May Nardy's memory be for a blessing. Much love and sending hugs, Patrice Cohen

  • Terri Senoff Jacobson

    Alyson and Family, I'm so very sorry for the loss of your sweet dad/ grandfather. May his memory be a blessing. ??


    Alan, so sorry to hear about your loss.

  • Sandy and Dave Abrams

    Sending our heartfelt sympathy to everyone, May his memory be a blessing!

  • Sandy and Dave Abrams

    Sending heartfelt sympathy on your loss to your family . May his memory be a blessing forever.

  • Amy & Sandy Arthur & Peggy

    Our family is so sorry for your tremendous loss. You are in our hearts & prayers. Sandy & Amy Barocas Arthur & Peggy Feldman

  • Sara Grosswald

    Dear Carlene and family so very sorry about the passing of Nardy. His family and mine go back to Parkway Drive . He was wonderful and kind man . My thoughts and prayers are with you Sara

  • Cynthia Gorin

    Please accept my heartfelt sympathy for your loss. Please know my thoughts are with you. As you have given strength to others may you know that you are loved. Cynthia Gorin

  • Susan Scheer

    Marilyn and Alan, so sorry for your loss

  • Betty Mislow

    Dear Carlene and family. So very sorry to hear of the passing of your dear husband Nardy. Loved seeing and being with you at our reunions. You and Nardy were the perfect couple. Condolenses to you all. With love and hope, Betty

  • Dr.and Mrs.Salvatore Franco

    Dear Alan , Marilyn, Our deepest sympathy to you all in the Crystal Family , for the passing of your patriarch, Bernard . May HaShem welcome His Soul to Gan Eden to rest peacefully for eternity while It will continue watching and praying for each and all of you from Above . Respectfully , Joana and Salvatore

  • Randi Krasnoff

    Aunt Carlene, Teri, Keith and Alyson, I am with you in spirit as your grieve the loss of your dear husband/father. Please give yourselves the gift of time to heal, and give yourselves the space and grace to grieve in your own ways. My hope for each of you is that in the days to come you will be able to find ways to lighten your hearts. Sending love and condolences, Randi

  • Cheryl Danneman

    So sorry for your loss. Sending thoughts and prayers to all.

  • William E Silver

    Dear Carlene and family: My heart felt sympathy goes out to you and your family. Both of your families were part of my youth and I recall only happy times. May Nardy’s memory be a blessing to all who knew him. Billy Silver

  • Vicki and Rael Grosswald

    Dear Carlene and family, Rael and I both are saddened to learn about Nardy. Our families go back a long way--to our parents, who were life long friends-- Nardy was a sweet guy--neighbor and built of our first home--we share many good memories. Sending warm thoughts and love to the Cristal family---Vicki and Rael

  • John Barrow

    Dear Carlene, Please know how sorry I am to learn of Bernard’s passing. You two were such good friends to me back in the day, and I’ve missed you both a lot in the last few years. Now I shall miss Bernard a whole lot more. God love you both! — John Barrow

  • Carl Golden

    To the Cristal family. I’m so sorry for loss. I’ve known Nardy for many years. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Barbara Levitas

    Dear Carlene and all the family, I'm so sad to learn of Nordy's death. There are good memories from the "old days" when our families were neighbors and such good friends. Our sympathy and love. Babs and Elliott

  • Marcia and Emil Baumrind

    Our deepest sympathy to you all at this very sad time. Our thoughts are with you. Marcia and Emil

  • Carol Fink

    I remember Nardy as a happy, always smiling and kind man. When I was married to Raymond Taratoot, we always enjoyed spending family holidays with the Cristal family. I will remember the happy times we shared.

  • Sandra Mislow

    Sending my heartfelt condolences to your entire family

  • Barry Rubin

    Alyson, my deepest sympathies on the loss of your dad.

  • Linda Bressler

    Dear Carlene and family, We are so sorry for the loss of Nardy. Our families go back so many years and share wonderful times and memories. He was a very special man and loved by so many. May you find comfort in the strength and love of those around you.Linda and Richard Bressler

  • Steven Eisenstein

    May his memory be a blessing.

  • Bunnie Taratoot

    I'm writing on my mom's behalf, I know Bunnie & Louis shared many happy memories with Nardy and Carlene through the years. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers . . . Barry

  • Cecile Waronker

    So sorry to learn of Nardy’s death. Please accept my deepest sympathy

  • Cecile Warpnkerso

    So sorry to learn of Nardy’s death. Please accept my deepest sympathy. Cecile waronker

  • Steven M Hamburger

    Dear Alan, Marilyn and families, I'm so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  • Bev Aaron

    Dear Carlene and family, Just so sorry to learn of the loss of your dear Nardy. He was truly a mensch and a great guy. I have so many fond memories of our friendship as couples with Stew z”l. I pray that your wonderful memories will bring you comfort during this difficult time. You are in my heart and prayers.

  • Barbara Friedland Gold

    Dear Carlene and Family, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Nardy. I have fond memories of being friends during our teenage years in Atlanta. Sending my deepest sympathy and thinking of you all with love.

  • Marsha Rosing

    Carlene and family, I’m sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences.

  • Eileen Silberstein

    I am so sorry for the loss of your father. May his name be for a blessing.

  • Sarah Hytowitz

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time Allan and Sarah Gail

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