Died April 23,1976
DEATH CLAIMS EX-MERCHANT
Valentine J. Bera, 88, who formerly operated a dry goods store at Eighth and Alter streets, died early yesterday at the home of his son, Joseph, 1415 Sunnyfiled Drive, Linden, New Jersey, with whom he resided. Death followed a lengthy illness.
Born in Poland the deceased had resided and operated his store on Alter Street until his retirement. He was a member of Transfiguration R.C. Church, West Hazleton.
His wife, the former Laura PERKOSKY, and a son, Henry, preceded him in death.
Surviving are two sons, Joseph, Linden, NJ., and Thomas, this city; four daughters, Mrs. Irene YUSKO, Edison, NJ; Mrs. Josephine ZELENACK, this city; Mrs. Violet CANNON, South Plainfield, NJ; and Mrs. Cecelia BAGIOTTI, Vinceland, NJ; 16 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren.
The fuenral will be held, Monday, at 8:30 a.m. fromt eh Frank J. Bonin Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 o'clock in the Transfiguration Church. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Drums. Friend may call Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m.