Kenneth S. Bernhard, 67, of Corry, PA and previously of Mt. Jewett, died Monday (Sept. 17) at Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo. He was born Oct. 5, 1950 in Mt. Jewett, the son of the late James and Helen (Porter) Bernhard. On May 6, 1972 in Mt. Jewett he married Sally Verolini, who survives.
Prior to his retirement Mr. Bernhard had been employed as a parole agent for the PA Department of Probation and Parole. He was a 1968 graduate of Kane High School and a graduate of Williamsport Community College and also Pitt-Bradford. He attended Berea Lutheran Church and was a member of the Mt. Jewett Sportsman Club. He also had been an EMT Instructor, is a member and was a past Commander of the Mt. Jewett American Legion, was past Master of the Mt. Jewett F and AM and a current member of the Corry Chapter, was a Babe Ruth Coach and was a member of the National Guard and a member of DAV. He had served in the US Army in the 82nd Airborne.
In addition to his wife he is survived by one daughter, Amy Bernhard of Erie; a brother Theodore (Stephanie) Bernhard of Mt. Jewett; four sisters-in-law, Diane Bernhard of Mt. Jewett, Mary Lou Bernhard of Westline, Debbie Wilner of Bristow, VA and Jennifer Bernhard; one brother-in-law, Silvis Hervatin of Lafayette; one grandson, Nikolus Bernhard Avenali; one granddaughter, Kelsa Lynn Bernhard Shall and his mother-in-law, Carolyn "Jeanne" Verolini of Kushequa.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son John Bernhard; six brothers, James, Robert, Lawrence, Edmund, Roger "Gus" and Richard Bernhard; three sisters Elenore Hervatin, Norma Jean Bernhard and Mildred Alexis; one brother-in-law, Otto Alexis and his father-in-law John Verolini.
Friends will be received at the Cummings Funeral Home on Friday (Sept 21) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev Cam Mealy officiating. Military honors and burial will follow at Nebo Cemetery and after, a luncheon will be provided at the Mt. Jewett American Legion.
Memorial donations may be made to the Grace Guest House 2315 Seneca St. Buffalo, NY 14210.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.cummingsfh.com.