MOUNT CARMEL - Bernard S. "Bernie" Malkoski, 93, of Mount Carmel, went home to his Lord and savior, Jesus Christ, and all his deceased family and friends Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021, with his loving wife by his side.
He was born in Mount Carmel, April 18, 1928, a son of the late Bernard A. and Ida F. (Olszewski) Malkoski.
He was a 1946 graduate of Mount Carmel High School.
He entered the U.S. Army in June 1946, and was honorably discharged Dec. 24, 1947. He served in the European Theatre of Operations.
On Jan. 7, 1984, he married the former Tanya "Tammy" Panikarchuck. Together they had a loving and happy marriage for 37 years.
Bernie was a member of Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Church, in Elysburg, where he ushered for many years.
He was a member of the Centralia American Legion Post 608, the Mount Carmel Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2110 and was a fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus.
He was employed at the former Liberty State Bank, in Mount Carmel, for 39 years before retiring Jan. 1, 1989, as bank C.E.O.
Bernie was a loyal fan of the Mount Carmel Area Red Tornadoes and a member of the Supper Club. He also was a Philadelphia Eagles fan.
In addition to his wife, Tanya, he is survived by a brother, Ray Marks and his wife, Alice, of Danville; a nephew, Michael Joseph and his wife, Alicia, of Maryland; a great-great-niece and nephew, Rebekah and Jonathan Troup, whom he loved so very much; Joanne and Kent Pheasant, whom he loved as family and who brought him much joy and happiness; two daughters; three granddaughters; and extended family.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Irene Joseph and her husband, Michael; a mother-in-law, Anna Panikarchuck; two brothers-in-law, Allen and George Panikarchuck; and a sister-in-law, Nina Burge and her husband, Robert.
Bernie was a loving, kind and gentle man who will be missed and loved by his family and friends and all whose life he touched.
MALKOSKI - Bernard S. "Bernie" Malkoski, 93, of Mount Carmel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Church in Elysburg. Interment will follow at All Saints Cemetery, Ralpho Township. A viewing will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of the Mass at the church Thursday. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be made to Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Church or a no-kill animal shelter of your choice. Joseph J. Stutz Inc. Funeral Home, 40 S. Market St., Mount Carmel, Joseph J. Stutz III, supervisor, has been entrusted with the arrangements. To leave a condolence to the family, sign the guestbook at www.stutzfuneralhome.com.