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Bernard J. Balkiewicz, 80, of Shenandoah passed away on Tuesday, September 17th at the Shenandoah Senior Living Community.
Born in Shenandoah, he was the son of the late Adam and Mary (Cieslukowski) Balkiewicz. Bernie was also preceded by his brother, Daniel A. Balkiewicz.
Bernie was a graduate of the former J.W. Cooper High School and received his bachelor’s degree in education from Bloomsburg University. He was employed by Shenandoah Valley School District for 30 years as a high school English teacher. During his tenure as teacher, he also served as the yearbook advisor for many years.
He is survived by his sister-in-law, Elaine M. Balkiewicz, Wyomissing and by several aunts including Regina Brutto, Shenandoah, Dolores Zagorski, New Jersey, Gloria Choplick, Shenandoah Heights, Florence Balkiewicz, Las Vegas, and Patricia Cieslukowski, Shenandoah Heights. Several cousins also survive.
It was Bernie’s wish to have no funeral service or viewing. A graveside service will be held on Friday, September 20th, in St. Casimir’s Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights at 11am
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society
The Oravitz Home for Funerals Inc. are in charge of the arrangements
American Cancer Society
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