WARREN, Ohio – On Tuesday, January 31, James F. Bernard, Jr. passed away at Hospice House in Poland.
Jim was 91 years of age, born March 5, 1925 to the late James F., Sr. and Rose Bernard of Niles.
After graduating from Niles McKinley High School in 1944, Jim went into the music business with his parents for a number of years before founding, owning and operating Bernard TV and Appliance “On the Strip” for more than the ensuing 30 years.
Before retiring in circa 1988, Jim served on the Board of Directors of Niles Security Dollar Bank and shortly after retirement, became associated with Zamarelli Real Estate as a realtor.
Jim was foremost and throughout, an avid fisherman, whether at Mosquito Lake, in the Atlantic Ocean or off Florida’s Costal Waters.
Jim is survived and missed by three daughters, Rosanne (Atty. Michael) Rossi, Kathi Bernard and Nancy (Michael) Hripko, all of Warren; four grandchildren, Amy Rossi (Stephen Bartlett), Atty. John (Nicole) Rossi, Benjamin Rossi and Abby (Craig) Bartlett and seven great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann and his son, Jay Bernard.
A private service was held for Jim at St. Mary’s Church on Friday, February 3 with entombment at Pineview Cemetery in Warren.
The family requests that any memorial contributions be made to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Youngstown, Ohio 44512.
Arrangements were made by the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel in Warren. Family and friends may visit www.peterrossiandsonfh.com to view this obituary, sign the guest book and send condolences to the Bernard family.