Bernie Catcher, Alev Ha-Sholem

Brooklyn Democratic District Leader Bernie Catcher, a brilliant political operative and longtime Brooklyn political fixture passed away today, Friday, August 20th, around 4:00 pm at his home. I am told that it was not something sudden.

The funeral will be at Sherman's Funeral Home, located at 1283 Coney Island Avenue in Brooklyn , on Sunday, August 22nd at 10:00 am.

I am hoping that Gatemouth, who is on vacation out of state, will have the time to do an appropriate obit, and those who want to help him should forward their memories to

But meanwhile, all those who lives Bernie touched could do worse than to show up on Sunday so that we can do right by Bernie one last time on Sunday.