Bernard H. Julian, 77, of Bradford, passed away on Friday (June 6, 2014) in Lewis Run, surrounded by his loving family.
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He was born on June 4, 1937, in Bradford, a son of the late Anthony D. and Hazel Burr Julian. On May 15, 2014, he married Sallie B. Rhodes, who survives.
Mr. Julian attended Bradford area schools.
He was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church, which he loved dearly. He was the lead singer and lead guitarist of the band "The Ridge Runners" and he continued his love for music throughout the years. He loved spending time with his family. Bernie was an avid hunter and loved camping and the great outdoors.
Mr. Julian was employed for many years by the former Corning Glass Works and later on the former Bradford Electronics, from where he retired.
In addition to his wife, Sallie B. Julian of Bradford; he is also survived by four daughters, Diana Julian of Youngsville, N.C., Judith Julian of Olean, Debra Reber of Anderson, S.C., and Sherry Julian-Crandell, formerly of Lewis Run; two sons, Bill Frost-Julian of Struthers, Ohio and Tim Fink of Bradford; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters; one brother; one grandson; and two great-grandchildren.
At his request, there will be no visitation or funeral services. Private burial was held in Willow Dale Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Mascho Funeral Home Inc.
Memorial contributions in his memory can be made to the McKean County VNA & Hospice, 1223 East Main St., Bradford, PA 16701.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.maschofuneral.com.
Mascho Funeral Home Inc.
75 Kennedy Street Bradford, PA 16701
Published in The Bradford Era from June 10 to June 17, 2014