Bernhardt Pyles

Bernhardt Andre "Bernie" Pyles Sr.

October 11, 1949 - January 15, 2020
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On Wednesday, January 15, 2020, Bernhardt A. Pyles, Sr., age 70, passed away in Clinton, MD. Bernie was born on October 11, 1949 in Bethesda, MD to the late Alphonso and Delores Scott Pyles. Bernie grew up and graduated from high school in Washington, DC. After high school graduation Bernie enlisted in the United States Marine Corps during Vietnam. He was honorably discharged in 1972 as a Sergeant. Bernie worked for Woodward and Lothrops until he started his career with the Department of Justice. He retired after 40 years as a a Communications Specialist.

Bernie was a very proud Marine. He enjoyed cooking and was a big supporter of the local DC Sports teams. He enjoyed watching movies and sports on the TV.

Bernie was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Sherry D. Pyles.; his two children, Tameka Pyles and Bernhardt A. Pyles, Jr.; his siblings, Steven Poyner, Ave Maria Reed-Taylor, Donna Jones and Sonita Walker; his grandchildren, Deja Grayson, Kyra Pyles and Azariah Brown. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time, please check back for updated information. A graveside service with US Marine Corps Military Honors will be held at Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, MD at a later date.
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    Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham
    11301 Crain Hwy.
    CHELTENHAM, MD 20623
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Posted at 01:52pm
Sherry, My condolences to you and family. Bernie was a best friend during the years we worked together. Blessings.
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