Joseph M. Bernat Jr. 91, of Apollo, died Saturday, December 12, 2020 in the Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. Born July 25, 1929 in East Vandergrift he is the son of the late Joseph and Lena Vozar Bernat Sr. A veteran of the US Air Force having served during the Korean War, he had been employed by Wean United and Foundry along with the Vandergrift Golf Course. Joseph was a member of the Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in East Vandergrift, he enjoyed woodworking, watching football especially the Steelers, Notre Dame and Penn State and had enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren. Survivors include two daughters Diane Bernat of Denver, CO. and Donna (John) Buchwalter of Apollo. Three grandchildren Danielle Carroll, Michaela and Jaclyn Buchwalter. Two sisters Alice Bernat of East Vandergrift and Helen Clawson of Zebulon, NC. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife Irene Olsheskie Bernat in 2002, one sister Betty Snyder and two brothers Charles and Vincent Bernat. Family and friends will be received Friday from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm in the DUNMIRE – KERR & ROWE FUNERAL HOME, INC. 244 Franklin Avenue, Vandergrift where a Blessing Service will be held Saturday at 10 am with Fr. Vincent Zidek officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. A mask must be worn when entering the funeral home, a total of 10 people will be permitted in the building at one time.
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