George Bernard Jr., 1933-2020

HOWLAND — George Bernard Jr., 86, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, at his son’s residence, surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

He was born Nov. 25, 1933, in Youngstown, to the late George and Anna Vargo Bernard.

George was a 1951 graduate of Ursuline High School. After graduation, he served his country in the U.S. Army in the Korean War. Upon returning from Korea, he attended Youngstown University, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

He worked for S.C. Johnson Wax, retiring after 30 years as a regional sales manager. He was also a member of SS. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church in Warren.

On March 3, 1962, he married Joan Marie Spirko, who preceded him in death seven months ago.

He enjoyed restoring classic muscle cars and vacationing in Las Vegas.

He is survived by his three sons, George (Vhari) Bernard III of Farmington, Joseph Bernard of Bazetta and Christopher Bernard of Cleveland; and six grandchildren, Joseph, Christian, Jesse, Mikaela, Christopher and Shawn.

He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; and by one brother, Andrew Bernard.

Family and friends may pay their respects from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, at the Peter Rossi and Son Memorial Chapel, 1884 North Road NE, Warren, Ohio 44483. A service will follow at the funeral home with the Rev. 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 George’s family.

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