Robert C. Bernhard
Robert C. Bernhard, 64, of Lawrenceville, passed away on Tuesday October 14, 2014 at home with his loving family by his side.
Born in Trenton, and raised in Ewing, Bob moved from Bordentown where he resided most of his life, until this past year.
He was a chief cable splicer for PSE&G in Lawrenceville, retiring after 38 years of service.
Bob was a veteran of the United States Army with the rank of Sergeant, serving in Vietnam.
He attended Notre Dame High School for three years and graduated in 1969 from Ewing High School.
Bob was a Member of the I.B.E.W. Local #1360, where he also served as an officer and shop steward. He is a member of the Joe Cahill Ancient Order of the Hibernians Division 10; the V.F.W Post #3525; and the N.R.A.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman, belonging to the JB Sportsmans Club. Bob enjoyed watching boxing, baseball, and Notre Dame Football. He also enjoyed playing softball for the I.B.E.W., and participated in many quiot leagues including the V.F.W.
Bob enjoyed coaching his three daughters in the Bordentown Girls Softball League. He enjoyed historical traveling throughtout the US, and even followed the Louis and Clark Expediton. After his retirement, Bob enjoyed water painting pieces of art, and annual winter trips to Florida.
Son of the late Thomas J. and Anne Corrigan Bernhard, and brother of the late James T. Bernhard, he is survived by his loving wife of many years, Barbara Piechota Bernhard of Lawrenceville; three daughters and sons-in-law, Anne Marie and Brian Holloran of Holland, PA, Karen J. and Michael Sadovy of Newtown, PA, and Stacey L. and Michael Holloran of Feasterville, PA; his nine grandchildren whom he dearly adored, Emma, Gavin, Lilian, Kaitlyn, Ashley, Sean, Leigha, Claire, and Calvin; Four sisters and one brother-in-law, Anne Marie Bernhard, Dianne Bernhard, Marianne Bernhard, and her husband Richard, and Barbara A. Bernhard; two brothers, Thomas J. Bernhard and Lawrence Bernhard; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, colleagues, and dear friends.
Calling hours will be on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at The Church of St. Ann, 1253 Lawrence Rd., Lawrenceville, NJ. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m.
Burial will be in St. Hedwig’s Cemetery, Eggerts Crossing Rd., Lawrenceville.
Arrangements are by the M. William Murphy Funeral Home 935 Parkway Ave, Ewing. Visit www.murphyfh.com for additional information.
Donations in Bob’s memory may be made to the Billy Briggs Memorial Scholarship Fund or the Gael Scoil at Notre Dame C/O Joe Cahill Ancient Order of the Hibernians Division 10, P.O. Box 9952, Hamilton, NJ 08650.
Posted on 15 Oct 2014 by MFH