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Beatrice B. Chernok, age 100, of Miami and formerly of Orlando, passed away on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017—on her 100th birthday - at Season’s Hospice at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach. Bea was born in Brooklyn, New York, to the late Rubin and Sadie Morganstern Banner, and was the widow of the late John Chernok who passed away in 1985. The family relocated to the Orlando area from New York in 1972 and were members of Congregation of Liberal Judaism—now Congregation of Reform Judaism.

Bea was the owner/operator of Mrs. Bea’s Maternity Shop in downtown Orlando for many years. She remained in Orlando until 2015 when she moved to Miami to be closer to family.

Bea is survived by her daughter, Audrey (Dr. Harold) Reinhartz of Aventura; her grandchildren, Jarrett (Kristy) Reinhartz and Shayna (Kirk) Fowler; and her great-grandchildren, Kira, Kaley, Talon and Logan. She is also survived by a sister, Sylvia Pachter. In addition to her husband, Bea was predeceased by her grandson, KC Reinhartz, and her sister, Lenore Dubin. A private graveside service was held at Congregation of Reform Judaism Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, 640 Lee Road, Orlando.


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