Bernard Joseph Veres, 86 years old of Cecil, died Monday, April 25 in his home.

He was born October 16, 1935 in Canonsburg. Son of the late Joseph and Mary Krashna Veres.

He was a member of Corpus Christi Parish, St. Mary Church, in Cecil, where he was an usher, He enjoyed bowling and hunting. Bernie raised beagles and was a member of Chartiers Valley Beagle Club. He loved to watch sports, especially Notre Dame.

He worked as a Parts Manager for A&H Equipment Company in Bridgeville.

Bernard served as a Specialist in the U.S. Army earning the Good Conduct Medal.

Surviving are his wife, Lillian Veres of Cecil, sons, Michael (Lanette) Veres of Cave Creek, AZ, David (Brenda) Veres of Homosassa, FL, Matthew (Anne) Veres of Cecil, daughter, Daneen (James) Friel of Cecil,  9 grandchildren, Miles, Kellie, David, Jr., Chelsea, Heather, Rebecca, Maggie, Ben, Allie, 6 great grandchildren, and 2 additional great grandchildren on the way. Also survived by brothers, Joseph (Patricia) Veres of Canonsburg, and Robert (Kandy) Veres of Houston as well as nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received 3-8 P.M., Thursday, April 28 at the Coleman-Taylor Funeral Services, 3378 Millers Run Rd. Cecil, PA 15321 where Prayers of Transfer will be said on Friday April 29 at 9:30am followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10am in St. Mary’s Church, Cecil, with Father Dennis Yurochko officiating.

Interment will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery, Cecil with full Military Honors accorded by Washington American Legion Honor Guard

Contributions may be made to the Corpus Christi Parish, 10 St. Mary Lane, Cecil, PA 15321