Mr. Bernard “Bernie” E. Jedwabnik, 87 died Friday, December 10, 2021, in the Cranford Health & extended Care Center in Cranford, New Jersey.
Family and friends are invited to the visitation in the Kowalski Funeral Home, 515 Roselle Street, Linden on Thursday, December 16th. from 5:00-8:00PM. On Friday, December 17th at 9:30AM, everyone will start to gather in the funeral home where a prayer service will be offered at 10:00AM by the Reverend Bryan Wolf. The prayers of committal, again by Reverend Wolf, will precede Mr. Jedwabnik’s burial in the family plot in Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Linden, New Jersey.
Mr. Jedwabnik, the son of the late Mary Samsel Jedwabnik and the late Walter Jedwabnik, was born in Sayreville, New Jersey. He resided in Elizabeth, New Jersey before settling in Winfield, New Jersey forty-seven years ago.
Mr. Jedwabnik had a thirty-year career as a postal worker employed in the main post office in Elizabeth, New Jersey prior to this retirement in 1999.
He proudly served his country during the Vietnam War as a member of the U.S. Air Force.
In his free time, Mr. Jedwabnik enjoyed the sport of bowling with his late wife, Dorothy. He was also an avid Major League Baseball New York Yankee fan and his wife, Dorothy was of course, a New York Mets fan, so control of the television set to watch the games was always an playful struggle.
Even more enjoyment was derived from Mr. Jedwabnik’s frequent trips to Atlantic City to partake in a nice meal and a good bit of gambling. His other passion was the peaceful one associated with the experience of “being one with Nature” in his love of freshwater fishing, especially for trout. Mr. Jedwabnik would put that at the top of his list of things to do before anything else.
Mr. Jedwabnik was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy L. Dobosiewicz Gerhart-Jedwabnik on July 4, 2008, as well as, his brother, Walter Jedwabnik and his sister, Leonardine Calo.
He is survived by his sister, Frances Rey and her husband, John; his son, Joseph Jedwabnik; his daughter, Sheryl Phillips; his four stepsons, Dennis W. Gerhart and his wife, Patricia, Kenneth J. Gerhart and his wife, Theresa, Lee E. Gerhart and his wife, Carolyn and Jeffrey A. Gerhart and his wife, Kathy, fourteen grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Mr. Jedwabnik, who without a doubt was one of a kind, will be deeply missed by all those who loved him.