Przybyszewski, Bernard M.
Bernard M. Przybyszewski
Bernard M. Przybyszewski, age 81, of Erie, died Thursday, January 22, 2009 at Hamot Medical Center, following an extensive illness. He was born in Erie on June 29, 1927, son of the late Bernard and Viola Przybyszewski. Bernie was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel R.C. Church. While residing in Harborcreek, he was an active member of Our Lady of Mercy R.C. Church.
He was employed with Hammermill Paper Company for 40 years. Bernie previously was a coach and umpire for Little League and a coach for American Baseball and was involved with the Cub Scouts. He was a fruit farmer for 20 years and enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing and square dancing. He had a great love for trains and ship collecting and shared his love of trains with his grandson, Ben. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving in WWII and had served as a volunteer fireman for Harborcreek Township for 20 years. Following the family living in Harborcreek, they lived in Oswego, N.Y., working for Hammermill for 9 years. They then returned to Hammermill in Erie, where he retired in 1989. Bernie was former member of the Lawrence Park Rifle Club and Siebenbuerger Club. Following retirement, Bernie did extensive traveling with his wife, Betty and was an avid hockey fan. He was the devout and loving husband of 59 years to Betty Przybyszewski, six children, Debbie Loomis (Dan Hause), Bernie C. (Linda), Fred (Debbie), Charles, David (Maria), and Susan Osborne (Brad), all of Erie; one brother, Robert Przybyszewski; one sister, Audrey Regalla; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Przybyszewski; a daughter-in-law, Karen; and a great-grandson, Emanuel. Friends may call at the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., East, 2607 Buffalo Road on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and are invited to attend a Prayer Service there on Monday at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel R.C. Church. A full military service will follow at Mary, Queen of Peace Cemetery conducted by American Legions Carl Neff Post #571. Memorial contributions may be designated for a kidney transplant for his grandson, Ben for later this year. To send condolences, visit www.dusckasfuneralhome.com
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Our Lady of Mount Carmel R.C. Church."