Allan H. Bernard, of Greenwich, Conn., and Malibu, died on Feb. 25 in Greenwich due to complications from heart disease.
Born on Feb. 18, 1932, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he graduated from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1953 and then attended New York University Business School. He was a Korean War veteran.
A longtime textile industry executive, he moved to Greenwich from Los Angeles in 1974 after the family business was sold to Consolidated Foods Corp. (now known as Sara Lee Corporation), and he was made president of the new division based in New York City.
Allan first came to Malibu in 1957. His in-laws, Helen and Lionel Stone, were early members of the La Costa community, having bought one of the first 1930s houses constructed on the beachside at 21602 Pacific Coast Highway in 1945.
Allan and his wife, Nancy Stone Bernard, spent every summer in Malibu after building a house in town in the 1960s until they moved back east. For the last 30 years, the Bernards were winter residents of the Outrigger on Carbon Beach.
They were very active in the Malibu tennis community over the years.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, his sons—Nicholas of Scottsdale, Ariz.; Matthew of Greenwich; and Jason of Sudbury, Mass.—and five grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.