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Bernice Bohard, 89 – Dramatic and Musical Talent

Bernice Bohard, 89, of Wayne Township, passed away Monday October 18, 2021 at St. Luke’s Hospice House, Bethlehem.

Born in Frackville, July 18, 1932, Bernice was the daughter of the late Anthony and Helen Chukusky. She was the wife of the late Arthur Bohard with whom she celebrated 63 years of marriage until his death on October 17, 2017.

Bernice worked alongside her family and was an integral part of Bohard’s Clothiers for many years before retiring to Fort Myers, Florida.

Bernice was active in many community organizations and was secretary for the board of Trustees of the Frackville Free Public Library, President of the Bowling League and Vice-President and Program Chairman of the Frackville Woman’s Club.

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As a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks, Bernice was a charter member of the Ladies of the Elks and the first vice president. She was also a trustee and served as chairman for various projects.

Gifted with dramatic and musical talent, Bernice was the producer and director for many dramatic presentations. For her dedication to the Elks Club, Bernice was named “Doe of the Year”.

Bernice served on the Board of Directors of the Penn’s Woods Girl Scout Council. She also served as Community Association Chairman, Membership Drive Chairman and on the Council Board Nominating Committee.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter Michele, brother Anthony Chukusky and sister in law Elsie Cohn.

Bernice is survived by her sons, Lee Bohard and Mary Schaeffer of Wayne Township and Steve Bohard and wife Judy of Nazareth, two grandchildren, Rebecca Bohard and Eli Bohard, brother Albert Chukusky and wife Arlene, sister in law Rose Chukusky, brother in law Martin Cohn, nieces and Nephews.

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Bernice will be deeply missed.

Burial Services for Arthur and Bernice Bohard will be at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville with full Military Honors.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hillside SPCA, PO Box 233, Pottsville, PA 17901. Nice-Hart Funeral Home, 9 North Lehigh Avenue, Frackville, PA 17931 is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be sent to

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