Robert C. Bernasky, 92, of Hartshorne, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, at his home in Hartshorne.
Rosary will be today, Sept. 13, at 6 p.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Hartshorne.
Funeral mass will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church with Father Bruce Brosnahan officiating. Burial will follow at Holy Rosary Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by the United States Army Honor Guard.
Pallbearers will be his nephews.
Robert C. Bernasky was born on Aug. 5, 1925, in Hartshorne, to Steve and Josephine (Sitter) Bernasky. He grew up there and attended school in Hartshorne until, while in high school, he joined the U.S. Army during World War II.
During the war, he served with the 86th Division in Gen. Patton's 3rd Army from 1943 to 1946 and was awarded numerous medals and citations.
After the war, he attended the University of Oklahoma, where he became an avid OU football fan for life, traveling to games for over 20 years.
Robert worked for 42 years at the U.S. Naval Ammunition Depot and McAlester Army Ammunition Plant in many positions, retiring as an equipment specialist in the Logistics Department in the Equipment Management Division.
Robert was a longtime member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Hartshorne.
Robert is survived by his beloved friend of over 50 years, Delores Williams, and her family, Pam Davy, Tyler Harrington, Chandler Davy, Cameron Davy, Kyler Harrington and Isabella Massie; one brother and sister-in-law, Teddy and Janet Bernasky; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Mary and James Stizza, Elizabeth Ann, and Lloyd Flesher and Molly Homer; a brother-in-law, Leslie Woosley, and a sister-in-law, Carol Bernasky. Also, 14 nieces; nine nephews, and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews, cousins and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Wallace and Johnny Bernasky; two sisters, Dolores Klein and Kathleen Woosley, and two brothers-in-law, Frank Homer and Leo Klein.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to caregivers, Jeanette Hammer, Brandon Massie and to Heartland Hospice.
Published on September 13, 2017