Bernard Adelstein of Sarasota, Fla., died Sept. 30. He was 89.

He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Frank Adelstein and Rose Hechtman Adelstein.

Bernard was a world-renowned orchestral trumpet player known for his lyrical sound. He began his career at the age of 16 with the Pittsburgh Symphony followed by the Dallas Symphony and the Minneapolis Symphony, where he served as principal trumpet. He was invited by maestro George Szell to return to his hometown to join the Cleveland Orchestra as principal trumpet where he remained for 28 years. Bernard traveled the globe touring with the orchestras led by world-famous conductors. He played on numerous critically-acclaimed recordings.

He taught at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Oberlin College, and later was a professor of music at Indiana University.

In 1994, he moved to Sarasota with his wife, Connie. Regarded as one of the finest classical trumpet players and revered by his many students, he always remained extremely modest about his playing. He was known for his colorful storytelling, his humor and kindness. Highly devoted to Connie, his children and his career, Bernard also loved his summer cottage on Martha’s Vineyard. He first came to the Island with his mother, Rose, in 1946 for a visit. They met Henry Cronig who gave them a tour and Rose promptly fell in love with the Island, purchasing a house in Oak Bluffs that very first day. Some years later she sold the oceanfront house and moved to a smaller cottage on the Lagoon, where she spent every summer. When Bernard retired, he and Connie continued the tradition, spending their summers at the beloved cottage as well.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sons David, of Chicago, Ill., and Frank of Ithaca, N.Y., and his daughter Marlene of Cottekill, N.Y.; grandchildren Lisa and Joel Fishbain, and Robyn; and great-grandchildren Claire and Reagan as well as nieces Lyn and Ilene.

Donations in his memory can be sent to the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Foundation.