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Eric P. Bernard

Obituary for Eric P. Bernard

July 13, 1965 - October 14, 2019
Avon, Ohio | Age 54

Loving Husband, Father, Son, Brother and Friend of Many


Eric Bernard, 54, lifelong resident of Avon, passed away Monday, October 14, 2019 at his property in Shade, OH., Athens County. Eric was born July 13, 1965 to John and Susan (nee Weaver) Bernard.
He graduated from Avon High School and Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute. He has been in employment at Willoway Nurseries since he was 15 years old, his most recent position as Vehicle Maintenance Supervisor. He enjoyed his time as a guest teacher at the Lorain County JVS High School.
Eric was a faithful member of Holy Spirit Church, Pheasants Forever and Indian Guides. He loved tending to his property in Shade, OH., renovating his century home in Avon, bow and muzzleloader deer hunting, NASCAR, camping; and being an avid wood worker.
He is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Nancy (nee Palm); children Joshua (girlfriend, Taylor Viscomi) and Toni Bernard; mother Susan Bernard; siblings Chris (Kim) Bernard and Melissa (Fred) Colburn; nieces and nephew Seth, Emma and Isabella.
Preceded in by his father, John Bernard.
Memorial contributions may be forwarded in Eric's name to Lorain County JVS High School 15181 OH-58, Oberlin, OH 44074.
Family will receive friends Friday, October 18th from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at BUSCH FUNERAL HOME 32000 Detroit Rd., Avon. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, October 19th at 10 am at Holy Spirit 410 Lear Rd., Avon Lake. Father Charles Strebler will officiate.

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    Oberlin, OH 44074

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32000 Detroit Road
Avon, OH 44011
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