John J. Bernard, 78
January 09, 2020
John J. Bernard, 78, of Lancaster, passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at Lancaster General Hospital under Hospice care. Born in Chicago, Illinois, he and his family moved to Lancaster in 1973.
John was a communicant of St. John Neumann Church, serving as a Eucharistic Minister for many years. He worked for R.R. Donnelly & Sons for 40 years.
He was an avid fisherman and bowler, having achieved a perfect 300 game. He also enjoyed traveling, antiquing and was a lifelong fan of the Chicago Cubs, Bears and Blackhawks.
He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Carol; his son Charles Bernard and daughter-in-law Patricia, of Medina, Ohio; his daughter Joan and son-in-law Terence Foley, of Toms River, NJ, and his two granddaughters, Bridget Foley and Erin Foley.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 11AM at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 601 E. Delp Rd., Lancaster, PA. There will be a gathering with his family at the church following the Mass. Donations in John’s memory can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital www.stjude.org, Vision Corps (Lancaster) www.visioncorps.net, and American Diabetes Association www.diabetes.org\donate.
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January 19, 2020
Our heartfelt condolences to Carol and family. John was a good friend and we enjoyed many years together at Donnelley. Ken and Jane Ann McCullough
January 18, 2020
Dear Carol, Our prayers go out to you and your family. It was a hard fought battle John had a wonderful faith and we know that God has a special place for him. Keep the Faith, Bob and Barb Wash
January 17, 2020
My condolence to Carol and Family. John was a good person. Glad I got to visit with him last month.
January 14, 2020
I met John through selling him and his family cars over the years. Our relationship into a friendship.
John supported me in car sales and in the restaurant business as well. He was a fair and honest man with a great sense of humor. I cared about him a great deal and I am saddened that his health failed him. I know he was frustrated but he never gave up on life or Carol. RIP John you were a truly good man.
j scott greiner
January 14, 2020
My condolences to you Carol and the family. John was a good friend and a great workmate. Bill Masengarb
January 13, 2020
So sorry to say “goodbye” to a dear friend and fishing buddy! We have shared so many fun times together over the past decades. Being together with John & Carol was always like a reunion with family, always starting where we had left off in between visits between Lancaster, PA & Bristol, IN. We shared laughter and tears and memories that will last a lifetime! Our love and sympathy to Carol and your wonderful family. All our love, John & Marilyn Nymeyer
January 12, 2020
Our condolences to you Carol and the family. John will be missed.
Tony & Carol
January 11, 2020
We will miss you John. You and Carol have always been such good friends, more like family really. You will remain in our hearts forever. Our sincere sympathies to Carol and your family.
Tommy & Viv
- Saturday, March 21, 2020
- 11:00 AM
- St. John Neumann Catholic Church
- 601 E. Delp Rd.
- Lancaster, PA
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