BEDNAR – John T., 47, of South Ebensburg, passed away February 23, 2020 at Memorial Medical Center. Born July 12, 1972 in Johnstown, son of the late Andrew Sr. and Rose (Ambrose) Bednar. Preceded in death by brother James Bednar, and aunt, Mary Charney. Survived by wife, the former Kimberly (Shaffer) Bednar, to whom he was married 18 years, and daughters Emily and Chelsea, at home. Also survived by brother and sisters: Andrew Jr. (Monica) Bednar, Indiana, Pa.; Rose (Ron) Rossman, Altoona; Suzanne (Richard) Stroble, and Andrea Bednar, all of Williamsport. Also sister-in-law Carol (James) Bednar, Vinco; aunt, Frances Bednar, Nanty Glo; mother-in-law & father-in-law: Oran and Jennifer (Howell) Shaffer, South Ebensburg; sister-in-law, Michelle (Lou) Pisarski, New Germany; brother-in-law, Bryan (Melissa) Shaffer, South Ebensburg; his extended special family, the Markovich family, of Nanty Glo; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He had been contract guard for the Federal Government since 2002. An avid hunter and fisherman, he enjoyed membership in the N.R.A. and the Wilmore Sportsman Club. A member of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church and the Nanty Glo Council Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed following NASCAR, often traveling to the Poconos for races. John enjoyed spending time with his family, shopping and bargain hunting.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., Wednesday at the Askew-Houser Funeral Homes, Inc., Ebensburg. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday at St. Mary’s Church, Nanty Glo, Rev. Fr. David Peles, celebrant. Interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Nanty Glo. In lieu of flowers, donations in John’s memory may be made to his family to assist with his daughters’ college educations.
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