Bernard J. Wendoloski, 94, of Avoca, passed away on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at Wesley Village Nursing Center, Pittston. He was born in Duryea, January 21, 1925 and was the son of the late Ignatius and Rose (Piesecki) Wendoloski.
Bernard was a member of Queen of the Apostles Parish Church, Avoca. He was a graduate of Duryea High School. After high school, he joined the US Navy and served during WWII in the South Pacific. He was assigned to PC 463 providing radio communications for the invasions of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. For most of his life, he worked in the field of TV and radio, retiring as broadcasting engineer for WYOU Ch. 22 after many years of employment.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, the former Mary (Reed) Wendoloski, who died in 1999 as well as his sister Regina Golden and brother Leonard Wendoloski.
Bernard is survived by his children; Patrice Steininger and her husband Charles of Hopewell, VA, John and his wife Christine, of Sudbury, MA and Robert and his wife Irene, of Laflin. Also surviving is his brother Chester Wendoloski, of South Dakota, grandchildren; Adam and Eric Wendoloski, Lauren Wendoloski, Stephanie Parker, Gail Marie Steininger and Greg Steininger, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
A mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 10am at Queen of the Apostles Parish Church, 715 Hawthorne St., Avoca with Fr. Phillip Sladicka officiating. Friends may call for visitation on Saturday, August 31st from 9am until time of mass. Interment will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery with military honors service provided by the AMVETS Honor Guard of Greater Pittston.
The family would like to thank the staff of Wesley Village for the compassionate care bestowed upon Bernie during his stay.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wesley Village Activities Fund, 215 Roberts Road, Pittston, PA 18640.