MADISON—Thomas Richard Bernstein, age 26, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. He was born on Oct. 10, 1991, to Howard and Barbara (Loeb) Bernstein in Madison. He attended Orchard Ridge Elementary School and James Madison Memorial High School, and went on to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

From a young age, Tom showed a gift for computers, teaching himself JAVA script at 12 and building his own computer at 15. He approached new ventures with a spirit of enthusiasm and excitement, and was always ready with a joke, a grin, or a quiet chuckle. Traveling to new places always led to plans for new places to go, and while he loved all animals, he especially adored his cat.

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Tom is survived by his parents; his sister, Laura Bernstein-Kurtycz; and his brother-in-law, Jonathan Kurtycz. He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

Private family services will be held with burial at Beit Olamim in Sunset Memory Gardens. Please share your memories at

Cress Funeral and Cremation Service

3610 Speedway Road, Madison

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