William E. Bernay, age 90, of Painesville Twp. passed away May 20,2020 at Tri Point Medical Center in Concord Twp. Ohio. He was born January 27,1930 in Cleveland, Ohio to John and Julia (Kahoot) Bernay.
Bill was a graduate of Fairport Harding High School, Class of 1948 and served as a sergeant medic in the U S Army during the Korean Conflict. He worked at the former Diamond Shamrock, COE Manufacturing, and Chase Brass. He belonged to the Knights of Columbus # 947 Painesville, and a longtime member of the Knights of Columbus bowling league, the Hungarian Culture Club and American Slovenian Club in Fairport Harbor. Bill was extremely proud of his Hungarian heritage. He loved watching baseball, especially the Cleveland Indians and attending his children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events. Every summer “Bill’s Pool” was opened to anyone. He enjoyed hosting pool parties and teaching many children how to swim.
Bill is survived by his children, Karen (Joce) Grenier; William S. (Julie) Bernay; and Kris (David) White; grandchildren, Michelle (Corey) Landon, Dave (Katie) White, Kevin (Vianca Bedoya) Bernay, Taylor (Brian Whoric) Bernay; great grandchildren, Carter, Madison, Colby and Warren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty J. Bernay, brothers, John and Ted Bernay and sister, Elizabeth Yaeger.
Graveside services will be held Friday, May 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM at Riverside Cemetery
A memorial mass will be held 10:00 AM Tuesday May 26th, 2020 at St. Mary’s Church 242 North State Street, Painesville. Social Distancing must be observed, and masks must be worn during church services.
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