About Our Company
For more than fifty years, RSL has been proud to be a family owned manufacturer of components for the building industry. Using wood, extruded vinyl and injection molded frames, RSL supplies thousands of doorglass products for exterior residential doors throughout North America. Our family and employees are committed to continuing this proud tradition.
It is with a heavy heart that RSL, of Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, must announce that our founder, Bernd Lewkowitz, has passed away.
Bernd, 86 of Margate, NJ, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, Nov 8. His passing was unexpected, yet he was surrounded by his loving family from Barbados and New Jersey.
Bernie grew up in a large family in Dusseldorf, Germany and, after surviving the Holocaust, emigrated to America. While crossing the Atlantic by ship, he met, and fell in love with, his devoted wife of 62 years, Hilde. Together they raised two children, Ron (Sharon) and Sharon (Scott) and were delighted by their 7 grandchildren: Justin, Max (Amanda), Micah (Hilary), Arel, Laurel (Mitch), Ari & Tamar.
Bernie was a successful entrepreneur who founded RSL in Egg Harbor Township, NJ in 1963; as well as Signature Door in Altoona, PA, and Champion Plastics in Warren, OH. His businesses thrived due to his leadership, selfless devotion, and business acumen. Many of his employees generally started their careers with Bernd and retired then from there, many decades later. He was generous, hardworking and most of all, lived a life of great integrity. He will truly be missed by many friends and family.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be directed to Jewish Family Services www.jfsatlantic.org.
Graveside services will be 10am on Friday, Nov 10 at Rodef Shalom Cemetery, 6691 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey.
RSL’s offices will be closed from 9:30 until 12:00 noon.