Robert (Bob) Bernardi, 86, of Exeter, passed away August 8 th , 2022 in Allied Hospice in Wilkes-Barre
surrounded by his loving wife, Charlotte and family.
Born in Exeter on November 20th , 1935 he was the son of the late Bernardo and Mary Musto Bernardi.
He was a graduate of the Pittston Central Catholic school class of 1953 and was a member of St.
Barbara’s Parish, Exeter formerly St. Anthony’s.
After graduation, Bob worked at the Bernardi Coal Company until the Knox Mine Disaster in 1959.
Thereafter, he worked at Ansco Camera, General Electric, and as a lineman for Commonwealth
Telephone. In 1963, he became a proud member of the Teamsters Local 229, through his employment
for the Untied Parcel Service (UPS) for the next 30 years, until his retirement.
Bob’s favorite pastimes were spending time with his family, Italian Cooking, gardening, traveling with his
beautiful wife and professing his patriotism as a proud American. As a history buff, much of his time
was spent reading and watching historical documentaries.
He was a loving and devoted husband, son, father, grandfather and great grandfather. A more devoted
loving husband to his wife has rarely lived, so his equals are few. Bob gifted his family with the legacy of
Love and Grace that will shine eternally.
He was predeceased by his five siblings, Florence Sola, Jean DePietro, Bruno Bernardi, Bernard Bernardi,
and Raymond Bernardi.
Bob is survived by his wife of 65 years, Charlotte Bernardi (Girman), his son Dr. Mark M. Bernardi and his
wife Ann of Avoca, two daughters, Lisa Bernardi Wilhite and husband Doug of Elizabethtown, Pa, Laura
Bernardi Griglock and husband Mark of Oldsmar, Fl., Grandchildren, Abigail Wilhite Flanagan and
husband Joe, Sarah Bernardi, Ashley Bernardi Healion and husband Carl, Lauren Bernardi and Fiancé’ Dr.
Tim Corcoran, Danielle Griglock Williams and husband Julius, Michael Wilhite, Jessica Griglock, Mark
Jude Griglock, Great grandchild Hadley Ann Flanagan, Samantha Zalepa, a close family friend, who has
been an important part of his life since she was 6 weeks old. Also, lifelong friends Joe and Marianne
Infantino and their family, and many nieces, nephews and cousins and in laws.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday August 13 th , 2022 at 9a.m. in St. Barbara’s Parish 224
Memorial Street, Exeter. Everyone is asked to go directly to Church on Saturday morning. Interment will
be private and held at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours.
Arrangements are by the Howell-Lussi Funeral Home Inc., 509 Wyoming Avenue, West Pittston.
Online Condolences can be left at our website at Howelllussi.com.
Special thanks to Linda Santarelli for providing love and logistical support to Charlotte during Bob’s
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Wounded Warriors Project and their website
support.woundedwarriorproject.org or to Tunnels to Towers and their website is t2t.org.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Robert Bernardi, please visit Tribute Store