Bernard J. “Sonny” Greenthaner

Bernard GreenthanerBernard J. “Sonny” Greenthaner, 94, of 1716 Bucktail Trail, St. Marys, passed away Sunday, February 9, 2014, at the Elk Regional Health Center after a brief illness.

He was born September 4, 1919 in Cadogan, PA, son of the late Fred and Mary Kurzinger Greenthaner.  He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended schools in Cadogan.  He was a retired employee of Modern Dairy.

On June 20, 1946, he married Helen Nagy who preceded him in death in January 2006.

He is survived by three sons, Arch Greenthaner and his wife Nancy of Blue Springs, MO, Thomas Greenthaner and his wife Norma of California, and Timothy Greenthaner and his wife Katie of Kersey; a son-in-law, Edward Zaremba of East Lansing, MI; seven grandchildren, Jeff Greenthaner, Sheri Tristan, Jessica Sheppard, J. P. Greenthaner, Terah Zaremba, Brenda Greenthaner, and Daniel Greenthaner; and by six great grandchildren.

Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Zaremba; a son, Raymond Greenthaner; three sisters, Anastasia Fair, Cecelia Dorchack, and Adeline Wilhelm; and by three brothers, Raymond Greenthaner, Arthur Greenthaner, and Leo Greenthaner.  He was the last member of his immediate family.

Mr. Greenthaner was a member of the Queen of the World Church.  He enjoyed gardening and was an avid Pittsburgh Pirate fan.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Thursday, February 13, 2014, at 12:00 PM, with the Rev. Richard Allen, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Wednesday (2/12/2014) from 5:00 till 8:00 PM.

Rock Catalone February 10, 2014 at 6:40 pm

RIP, Barney. You were a good friend and always there when I needed you at The Three Sons to help and give me a much needed break. Thank You, Barney.

Sid & Peggy February 11, 2014 at 6:30 am

Wishing you our sincere sympathy in the loss of your Dad. If you need anything do not hesitate to call.
Heaven has received another angel.

Tracy Greenthaner Fritz February 11, 2014 at 8:13 pm

Tim, Archie, & Tom,
So sorry about your Dad. He was my last Uncle to go & he really will be missed. I can just see him & Dad up there talking about the Pirates already. It’s always hard to lose a parent no matter how old they are (or we are). I have great memories of him so that stubborn guy who wasn’t afraid to say what he was thinking will live on in my heart forever.

Dave Fox February 11, 2014 at 8:47 pm

To the family of Bernie: You have my deepest sympathy. I first met Bernie at the CMF; he and I had so much in common. We both loved the Pirates. After several conversations, we had something else in common. He worked at Elk Engineering where my father also worked.
One day I took him out to my Mother’s house to show him a set of Roosters that they made there. He could not get over it. When the Pirates went on a losing streak two years ago, he gave me a Pittsburgh Pirate pen which I will always cherish. I might add he switched his hat to either the Tigers or Royals. What a gentleman! Sorry for not being able to attend the Mass, we are down South.

Kathy Meyer February 12, 2014 at 2:30 pm

Bernie was a kind and caring man. I got to know Bernie as I visited him on several Sunday mornings when I was a Home Visit Eucharistic Minister. Bernie was a quiet man but his actions spoke volumes. He always looked forward to receiving Jesus.
I have nothing but good memories of Bernie and how proud he was to show you the pictures of his family.
God Bless you Bernie – Rest in Peace!!

Jessie Shepard February 13, 2014 at 10:17 am

Grandpa, I will miss you so much! I’m sorry I can’t be there but Dad, Arch, is representing Kansas City, MO family. I love you! I miss those reunions at the house, late nights of canasta, bears coming to visit, me and Terah making drinks for everyone….oh the memories of St. Mary’s, PA at Grandma and Grandpa’s house. They will never be forgotten!!!! You are now with Grandma on Valentines Day! Love you bunches and bunches, forever and always! (as Hailey always says!)
Love “Yous”,
Jessie, Chris, and Hailey Shepard
Grain Valley, MO

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