Jane Bernard 1920-2014
GIRARD – Jane Cleary Bernard, 93, joined her Lord and Savior on March 17, 2014.
Jane was born on July 7, 1920, to Edward J. and Florence Garde Cleary.
Mrs. Bernard married the love of her life, Anthony M. “Bud” Bernard, on June 4, 1945. They were married more than 65 years at the time of Mr. Bernard’s death on Aug. 19, 2010.
Jane graduated from Boardman High School in 1937 at the age of 16. She attended Youngstown College, now known as Youngstown State University, majoring in business and secretarial science. When her youngest child entered high school, she returned to Youngstown State University to study art.
Jane worked mostly as a secretary at various positions in Youngstown and New York City before her marriage. However, her favorite job was to teach art to the residents at John XXIII in Hermitage, Pa.
Jane was a member of Pleasant Valley Evangelical Church and its Pleasant Timers. She attended Nell Kulow’s Bible study group for many years.
Jane was also an excellent seamstress and created hats. Once she made the gowns and head dresses for an entire wedding party. And, of course, her passion was her paintings.
Mrs. Bernard leaves behind to mourn her loss, her children, Patricia Bernard Marks, Kathleen Bernard, Jane Ann (Robert) Mason, Christine Bernard, Michael (Linda) Bernard, Mark (Rhonda) Bernard, Mary Bernard (James) Falk and Daniel (Toni) Bernard; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind her sister, Mary T. Cleary.
Preceding Jane in death were her parents; her husband; two grandsons; her sisters, Mary Frances Cleary, Joan Cleary, Florence Cleary and Anne Cleary Joyce; and brothers, Edward J. Cleary Jr. and John Cleary.
The family will receive relatives and friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the McCauley Funeral Home and from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Pleasant Valley Evangelical Church in Niles. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday with John Weisman officiating at the church.
Interment will take place in Calvary Cemetery, immediately following.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Jane C. Bernard’s memory to Pleasant Valley Evangelical Church, 2055 Pleasant Valley Road, Niles, OH 44446; Park Vista Retirement Community, 1216 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, OH 44504; or The Daniel J. Marks Fund, c/o K. Bernard, P.O. Box 382, Cortland, OH 44410.
Thoughts and condolences may be express to the family at our web site www.mccauleyfuneral.com.