Bernard F. Fox, 59, of 198 South Ave. Bradford, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday (Nov. 23, 2016) at Bradford Manor.
Born Feb. 22, 1957, in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Francis B. and Carolyn (Haley) Fox.
He attended Liberty High School in Bethlehem and served in the United States Army in 1975.
Bernie worked as a carpenter helper, a painter, and later as a groundskeeper at Lehigh University. In 2005 with the help of his sister Gioia and her son Michael he moved to Bradford.
He was a member of the Cobb Street Baptist Church in Johnsonburg and the Harbor Light Independent Baptist Mission.
Bernie enjoyed reading his Bible, tent meetings in Hamburg, N.Y., fishing, swimming, and gardening. He most especially enjoyed spending time with Mary Anne and Wayne Beaver and his family and friends.
Surviving are two sisters, Mary Anne (Wayne) Beaver of Phoenix, Ariz., and Gioia Kestler of North Warren; brother-in-law, Joseph G. Kestler Jr. of Pensacola, Fla.; one sister-in-law, Joanne Lewandowski-Fox of Peoria, Ariz.; four nephews, Nathan (Kristin) Beaver, Aaron (Diane) Beaver, Michael Kestler and Justin Fox; two grandnephews, Ian and Alec Beaver; and Bernard's caregivers for the last 11 years, Diane and Mike Nethery.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Joseph Fox.
Family will be receiving friends from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., 33 South Ave.; at 1 p.m. funeral and committal services will be held with the Rev. Dale Painter officiating. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery in Russell.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to Harbor Light Independent Baptist Mission, 198 South Ave., Bradford, PA 16701.
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
33 South Avenue
Bradford, PA 16701
Published in The Bradford Era from Nov. 26 to Dec. 2, 2016