Obituaries

Michael Bernard, Jr. – 5/15/2020

May 21st, 2020

Michael Bernard, Jr., 88, a long-time resident of Upper Chichester and most recently of Brinton Manor Nursing Home passed away on May 15th 2020 at Crozer Chester Medical Center from complications of Covid-19. He was born on July 2nd 1931 on Wilcox St. in Trainer, PA to Michael Bernard, Sr. and Stella Telenko Bernard. He was a veteran of the Korean War and was also a Merchant Marine. Michael retired from Witco Chemical and Upper Chichester, where he served as a crossing guard until August of 2019. He enjoyed driving to God’s Country in Lancaster, PA. He also enjoyed making daily trips down to the river to see the ships.
He was predeceased by his wife, Edith Stulginsky Bernard; sisters, Mary DeFrank, Julia Burns, Bessie Vernon; brothers, Andrew, Joseph, John, Peter, Stephen, and Walter.
He is survived by his sons, Edward Bernard (Stephanie) of Aston, PA, and Peter Bernard (Doreene) of Boothwyn, Pa.; 6 grandchildren, Michael, Jason, Kimberly, Kyle, Kevin, and Kolin; 6 great-grandchildren; sister, Barbara Harper (Eugene) of Trainer, PA. Michael will be buried at sea privately according to his wishes. Donations in his name can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s research Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105

27 thoughts on “Michael Bernard, Jr. – 5/15/2020

  • By Mary ann baker on

    My condolences to your family! Mike was a customer at Wells Fargo! He was a great guy!

  • By Tina Atkins on

    Surely will be missed! He crossed my children for many years. Always a good man, may he rest easy. Prayers to the family.

  • By Gerianne on

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. Mike was such a kind and happy soul. He was so cheerful and kind to my kids. They always looked forward to seeing him. He would bring them grapes and potato chips sometimes and the kids would love it! He would always tell me “i’ll see you next time. My wife doesn’t want me back yet!”. He loved lancaster and would always talk about me taking my kids there. He would beam with pride when talking about his family. His kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids. He became a friend. I’m sorry for your loss. He will truly be missed.God Bless.

  • By DebKennard on

    Pete I’m so sorry about your Dad. He is such a Special person. My Heartfelt Prayers are with You & Your Family @ this time.He will surely be Missed. RIP Mr.Bernard 💔💔🙏🙏

  • By The Lindley Family. on

    So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to the Bernard Family.

  • By Dottie Van Ess on

    Thoughts and prayers to your family. Truly a great man.

  • By Debbie Segear on

    So very sorry to hear of the passing of Uncle Mike. Shorty and I loved our visits to the house for intermission during the Turkey Bowl games,
    always kind and generous. May he Rest In Peace.
    Thoughts and prayers are with the family.
    Debbie Segear

  • By Sharon Hill on

    My deepest sympathies going out to Mike’s family. He was always the nicest kindest friendliest person to wait on. He was a customer of mine at Chi Restaurant & at Sungate Diner. We sure will miss him. May he Rest In Peace ❤️

  • By Terry and Bob Knight on

    Our deepest sympathies to the Bernard family.
    Hoping you find healing and comfort in shared memories.

  • By Marcia Albrand on

    So it reads as though you brother was kind like you.Blessings.

  • By Sue Jim Joseph n Kate Defonzo on

    So sorry for ur loss

  • By Kevilyn boyle on

    U will b dearly missed by ur family of crossing guards. I will miss u dearly n my chocolate marshmallows. I know u r happy now in the arms of ur loving wife

  • By Mike Krause on

    Ed and Pete, so sorry for your loss.. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

  • By Tonya Bishop on

    So sorry for your loss. Mr. Bernard was the crossing guard near Hilltop Elementary School for multiple years and always had a smile for us every morning and afternoon. My kids always looked forward to starting and ending their school day with him. He will be missed by many.

  • By Kathy Spino on

    So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to the family at this difficult time. May God bless you all.

  • By Tammy Senchishin on

    RIP Sir. You will be missed. Thank you for your service and keeping Upper Chichester children safe crossing.

  • By Nicole Valentine on

    Prayers to the the family. I always had some chats with Mr Bernard while he was getting ready for crossing guard duty. He would park right outside of my home. Very friendly man, I was heart broken to see this.

  • By Gary Cozens on

    didn’t know Mike, but in reading of his life, know that he is my kind of neighbor.. Thanks Mr Douglas for being an American role model. This country needs more neighbors like you.

  • By Susan on

    He helped us cross the street every day while my son went to Hilltop. He was a kind and wonderful person.

  • By Kathy Ruebeck on

    Thoughts and prayers to the Bernard family

  • By Amanda on

    He was such a wonderful guy! Rest Easy sir

  • By Donald J Paterson on

    So sorry to the family on your loss of a great man he truly will be missed now is in heaven with the angel of family and friends RIP Uncle Mike

  • By Lisa and Jim hallman on

    So very sorry for your loss. Prayers and thoughts for your family.

  • By Janel Flanagan on

    Mr. Mike was the best neighbor, always bringing the kids treats from “Gods Country.” Our kids loved swinging on his swing and watching birds with him. Our thoughts and prayers to the entire family.

  • By Anne Hall on

    Mr Bernard was an incredibly kind man who was always smiling. I am sure he is smiling in heaven. He treated children with respect and kindness always. God Bless him..

  • By Mr.&Mrs.Lawrence Scarpato Jr. on

    R.I.P uncle Mike!! You are now with Aunt Edith Have fun in Heaven with your family again!!🙏🙏🙏💔

  • By Mark Lamplugh on

    Thoughts and prayers to the family.

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