Robert J. Bernoskie

Dec. 30, 2012

Robert J. Bernoskie, 83, of Pittston, passed away peacefully Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, surrounded by his family.

Born on January 24, 1929, Robert was a son of the late Dominick and Agnes Bernoskie, Pittston. He was a graduate of Pittston High School. Robert was a watchmaker by trade. He was employed for many years at Atlas Chain, West Pittston. Until retirement, Robert was employed by the Tobyhanna Army Depot, where he served as an equipment specialist/technical writer.

Robert served for many years as a Eucharistic minister at St. Mary's Assumption Church, Pittston. He had a most special devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe. He lived every day with great love and faith in God. He was a kind and generous man who loved having the title of "Pop." One of his greatest joys was caring for his grandson, Robert.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Elizabeth Bernoskie; sons Richard and Robert; and daughter Andrea Kachurak.

Surviving are his daughter Brenda D'Eliseo and her husband, Ron, Duryea; son David, Pittston; son-in-law, Andrew Kachurak Sr., Wilkes-Barre; daughter-in-law, Linda Bernoskie, Quakertown; grandchildren, Nicole Hulse, and her husband, Jerry; Andrew Kachurak; Christen, Ronnie and Robert D'Eliseo; David, Taylor, Caitlin and Lauren Bernoskie; great-grandson, Jayden Bernoskie; sister, Dorothy Davis, Syracuse, N.Y.; nieces and nephews.

Mr. Bernoskie's family is most grateful and thankful to Dr. Gerald Gibbons and the 5 East Staff of Wilkes-Barre General Hospital for their care, kindness and compassion.

His funeral will be Saturday, Jan. 5, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of the Eucharist Parish, 535 N. Main St., Pittston. Friends may call on Saturday at the church from 9 a.m. until the Mass. Arrangements by the Paul F. Leonard Funeral Home, 575 N. Main St., Pittston.




Published in Times Leader on Jan. 2, 2013