Nov. 24, 1921 – May 10, 2013

Services for Murray Yosim, who owned and operated Bernstone’s Cigar Store for 35 years, were held Sunday in Amherst Memorial Chapel, Getzville.

Mr. Yosim died Friday in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst, after a brief illness. He was 91.

Bernstone’s Cigar Store at Main and Swan streets was a mecca for tobacco connoisseurs who were looking for that special cigar, pipe or tobacco blend, according to his daughter Ronna Kluger of Toronto.

“It was the go-to place in Buffalo if you wanted a quality pipe or cigar,” said Kluger. “His store remained open and thriving during the building of the NFTA Light Rail Rapid Transit.”

Mr. Yosim blended his own tobacco and had an extensive pipe collection, recalled Kluger.

Mr. Yosim, who lived in Williamsville for almost 40 years, was a member of Temple Beth Zion.

Survivors include his wife, the former Adelle Newman; two daughters, Kluger and Pamela Yosim; and a sister, Claire Kay.