John Stanley Bernadyn Jr., 72 – Dedicated Teacher
John Stanley Bernadyn Jr. of Frackville, joined our Lord on Tuesday, November 23, 2020, at the age of 72. John died peacefully with his beloved and faithful wife of 47 years, Mary Therese K. Bernadyn, by his side.
Born on June 8, 1948 in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania to John S. Bernadyn Sr. and Mildred A. (Waak) Bernadyn, he was the oldest of two sons. John is a 1966 graduate of Mahanoy Area High School and a 1970 graduate of Bloomsburg University (BSEd). He returned to his high school alma mater where he dedicated 30 years to teaching in the elementary and intermediate schools.
Following his retirement from teaching in 1999 John and Mary Therese enjoyed traveling throughout the country to spend time with their daughter. John always had a passion for music, he had a great talent for the accordion and organ and had a wonderful voice. He also enjoyed bowling and playing cards.
In addition to his wife Mary Therese and daughter Angela, John is survived by his brother and sister-in-law Robert and Linda Bernadyn; nephews Robert and David Bernadyn; son-in-law Matthew Estrada; grandsons Zane and Drake Estrada; brothers-in-law Bill and George Kern and his life partner Peggy; sister-in-law Denise Kern.
A memorial service will be held at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 20 W. Pine St., Mahanoy City, PA 17948 on Tuesday December 1st at 11:00 am. Friends may call from 9 to 11 In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Hillside SPCA at https://www.hillsidespca.com/donate/ or by mail to: Hillside SPCA, PO Box 233, Pottsville, PA 17901.
Family prefers donations in John’s name be made to Endowment fund, at St. Paul’s UCC Mahanoy City or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.