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Bernadette Kalenkoski

April 15, 1945 ~ December 2, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old

Bernadette Kalenkoski Obituary

    Bernadette A. Kalenkoski, 78, a resident of Pottsville, passed away on Saturday, December 2nd, 2023.
    Bernadette was born in Shenandoah on April 15, 1945, a daughter of the late Albert and Dorothy (Coyle) Lawson.   She attended the JW Cooper School in Shenandoah, and later went on to receive her Certified Nursing Assistant Certification.   She started her career in healthcare at the former Rest Haven Nursing Center, and later worked at various facilities though out the area.
    Bernadette was a member of the Salvation Army of Pottsville, strong in her beliefs and was faithful in reading her bible and sharing witness to her faith.  In her leisure time, she enjoyed crocheting.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Gene Zimmerman, a grandson, AJ Zimmerman and her sister, LaVerne Yackel.
    Bernadette is survived by her children, Genine (Mark) Yurcho; Gina 'Angel' Mays; Al Zimmerman; Dan (Dina) Zimmerman; Jude (Sean) Kalenkoski and Jonathan (Melissa) Kalenkoski, along with a daughter in-law, Renee.  Her legacy lives on with her 15 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren, and she was anticipating the arrival of another grandchild and another great grandchild.  One niece and one nephew survive.
    Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral service at 11 AM on Friday, December 8th at the Stauffer-Breznik Funeral Home, 412 West Main Street, Ringtown.  A viewing will be held from 10-11 AM prior to the service, and Bernadette will be laid to rest at the Our Lady of Dawn Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights immediately following the service.
    In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are asked to be made to the Pottsville Salvation Army, in Memory of Bernadette.

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December 8, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Stauffer-Breznik Funeral Home
412 W. Main Street
Ringtown, PA 17967

Funeral Service
December 8, 2023

11:00 AM
Stauffer-Breznik Funeral Home
412 W. Main Street
Ringtown, PA 17967


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