Howland – Joan Bernard, 79, passed away Friday, July 19, 2019 at her son’s residence surrounded by her family after a courage’s battle with congestive heart failure.
She was born December 19, 1939, in Grinstone, PA, the daughter of the late Joseph and Veronica “Verna” Spirko.
She was a 1956 graduate of Howland High School. She had previously worked at Grants on Elm Rd., Kroger’s and GE on North Park as a clerk in the office. She was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church in Warren where she had been a cantor, and had worked making perogies. While her boy’s where in high school she was very active in JFK Mom’s Eagle. She enjoyed traveling especially to Vegas, gardening, and playing cards.
She is survived by her husband George R. Bernard Jr, whom she married March 3, 1962, three sons George (Vhari) Bernard III of Farmington, Joseph Bernard of Bazetta, Christopher Bernard of Vienna, and six grandchildren; Joseph, Christian, Jesse, Mikaela, Christopher, and Shawn.
She is preceded in death by her parents and a brother Robert Spirko.
Family and friends may pay their respects Tuesday, July 23, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. at the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel 1884 North Rd. NE, Warren, Ohio 44483.
A service will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Funeral Home with Fr. Simeon B. Sibenik officiating.
Burial will be in All Souls Cemetery in Bazetta.
Family and friends may visit www.peterrossiandsonfh.com to view this obituary, sign the guestbook, and send condolences to Joan’s family.
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