Bernard L. Cover, 89
January 03, 2019
Bernard L. Cover, 89, Homestead Village, died on Thursday, January 3, 2019 surrounded by family. He endured the indignities of aging with courage and a quiet grace.
Born in Columbia, he was the son of the late John and Ruth Walk Cover. He was the loving husband of Patricia Fox Cover for 68 years.
A proud veteran of the United States Air Force, he served during the Allied Occupation of Germany following WWII. Bernie retired from Wilbur Chocolate Company following a career of almost 40 years and referred to his role as the ‘official Wilbur Bud taste tester’! He was a long-time member of Church of the Apostles UCC.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his three children, Cynthia Cover, David Cover, and Donna (Tom Sheehan), all of Lancaster. He was a loving Pop Pop to three grandchildren, Brittany Cover, Tampa, FL, Jack Sheehan and Mitchell Sheehan, Lancaster.
He was predeceased by five brothers, John, Stan, Dick, Ken and Gordon, and three sisters, Anna Mary, Bernice, and Lorraine. He is also survived by his brother-in-law Frank Fox (Sandy), in addition to many beloved nieces and nephews.
A celebration of his life will be held on Friday, January 11, 2019 at Church of the Apostles UCC, 1850 Marietta Avenue, Lancaster. The family will receive guests beginning at 10:30am with a service at 11:00am. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Church of the Apostles, 1850 Marietta Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603 or Homestead Village Endowment Fund, 1800 Marietta Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603.
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January 10, 2019
Sending our deepest condolences, love and prayers.
January 09, 2019
Aunt Pat, Cindy, Dave, Donna and family…I was very sorry to hear of Uncle Son’s passing and share the same sentiments that Toni has expressed in her message. While Toni and I did not officially have aunts and uncles on my Mom’s side, we always considered all of my Mom’s aunts and uncles our aunts and uncles, which was very special. I pray that all your wonderful memories will bring you comfort during this difficult time. With love and sympathy, Shelly
January 07, 2019
Aunt Pat, Cindy, Dave, Donna and family…. So sorry to hear of Uncle Son’s passing, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Although his passing causes heartache, I can’t help but think how Nana Cover and all his siblings are celebrating now that they are all reunited again. I fondly remember all the Cover holiday parties……May you hold the memories close by remembering the good times you’ve shared as a family. With deepest sympathy, Toni