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Nick A. Bernard Sr.

September 9, 1934 ~ June 15, 2017 (age 82)

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Nick A. Bernard Sr., 82, of Niles died Thursday June 15, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Hospital Eastland in Warren.

He was born September 9, 1934 in Niles the son of Patsy and Connie Pellino Bernard.

Nick was a 1952 graduate of Niles McKinley High School, a 1956 graduate of Wayne State University in Nebraska with a Bachelors Degree in Education, and a graduate of Westminster University with a Masters Degree in Education and Administration.

He was employed for 33 years in The Niles City School District, teaching and later serving as principal at most of the elementary schools retiring in 1990

He was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Niles, Niles Knights of Columbus Council #1681, Niles councilman and councilman- at- large for 13 years, Niles City School Board Member for 8 years, and chairperson for March of Dimes and The American Cancer Society.

He will be sadly missed by his wife Kathleen McFall Bernard whom he married August 24, 1957, two sons Nick A. Bernard Jr. of Niles and Jason Bernard of Parkersburg, West Virginia, two daughters, Patty Smith and her husband Jeff of Niles, and Polly Milijons of Bazetta, five grandchildren, Maggie, Mathew, Jacqueline, Breana, and Erica, and four great-grandchildren, Carter, Kara, Nicholas, and Vincent.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Frank C. Bernard, and a grandson, Justin Solida.

Friends may call Sunday from 4 to 6PM and Monday from 8:30AM to 9:30AM at The Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles. The Mount Carmel Bereavement Ministry will conduct prayers at 5:30PM Sunday.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10AM Monday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Niles preceded by a 9:30AM prayer service at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Niles City Cemetery.

Arrangements are being handled by The Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles.


 Service Information

June 18, 2017

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home
457 Robbins Ave.
Niles, OH 44446

Mass of Christian Burial
June 19, 2017

10:00 AM
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church
381 Robbins Ave.
Niles, OH 44446

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