Bernard Charles Pernot, 83, of Duryea, passed away at home Tuesday, October 20, 2020. Born in Pittston, PA, Bernard was the son of the late Charles P. and Julia Ulias Pernot.
Bernard was a graduate of Duryea High School, Class of 1954 and served his country in the United States Air Force for four years, including one year at The North Pole, where he served as Crew Chief on the B47, F104 and F89.
Bernard was an accomplished drummer, playing for The Charles Masters’ (Mustinski) as well as Duryea Teenager’s Band that won the National Title at Madison Square Garden in 1954. Bernard played in various area bands including Jimmy Bone’s Jets.
He worked for 9 ½ years at AVCO Lycoming, Stratford, CT. Bernard retired as a supervisor for Schott Glass Technologies, supervisor for Chamberlain MFG. Corp. as well as Midway Tool Engineering, Wilkes- Barre.
Bernard was a Webelo Leader and served on the Committee of Schott Employee Federal Credit Union for many years. He was a member of VFW Post #1227, VFW Post #4909 in DuPont, American Legion #585, Train Collectors Club of Lancaster and Lionel Collectors Club of America.
Bernard was a member of Holy Rosary Church, Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Duryea.
In addition to his parents, Bernard was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Frances (Dunay) Pernot; brother, Raymond Pernot and wife Peggy; and sister, Romaine and husband Anthony Rosar.
Bernard is survived by his children Bernard Joseph Pernot and wife Bess Ann, Rochester, NY; Retired LT. COL. John Joseph Pernot and wife Donna, Woodbridge, VA.; David Joseph Pernot and wife Christine, Gaffney, SC; and Stephen Joseph Pernot and wife Luanne, Gaffney, SC; as well as nine grandsons, five granddaughters, seven great-grandsons and three great-granddaughters and longtime friend Diane Orloski.
Family and friends can pay their respects Sunday, October 25, 2020 from 5-8PM at Kiesinger Funeral Services, Inc., 255 McAlpine Street, Duryea, PA 18642. A private mass of Christian burial will be held at Holy Rosary Church, Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Duryea with internment in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Duryea.