Bernard C. "Bernie" Tironie, 88, of Hughesville, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at ManorCare North.
Born May 5, 1924, in Montgomery, he was a son of the late Nicholas T. and Dorothy Corson Tironie. He and his wife, the former Cecelia M. English, celebrated 35 years of marriage on Feb. 7, 2012.
Bernie attended Hughesville High School and Lycoming College. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Army during World War II and was stationed in both Europe and Africa. During his dedicated service, Bernie was awarded the Purple Heart.
He was a member of the American Legion, the Muncy VFW and the Muncy Lodge No. 299 F. & A. M. For over 50 years, Bernie owned and operated Tironie Tarps. He was a talented musician who played a variety of instruments and performed in a number of bands, including the Dixiecats.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a stepson, Larry (Marjorie) Frantz of Hughesville; two sisters, Mary D. Mancini of Port Charlotte, Florida and Ruth Alys Hunter of Cape Coral, Fla.; six nieces, M. Christine Runkle (who was raised as a sister) of Milton, Adrienne (David) Smith of Lewisburg, Mary F. Mancini of Port Charlotte, Fla., Patrice Latske of Dalmatia, Dotty A. VanKleeck of Cape Coral, Fla. and Darlene (Jim) Price of Fredericksburg; five nephews, Jimmy Mancini of Selinsgrove, Rick Hunter of Cape Coral, Fla., Nick Hunter of Cape Coral, Fla., David Ditzler of Dushore and Drew Ditzler of Dushore; and numerous great, great-great, and great-great-great nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Bernie was preceded in death by a sister, Marguerite "Peggy" Ditzler.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, with the Rev. Harry Harter officiating. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to the Hughesville Public Library, 146 S. Fifth St., Hughesville, PA 17737.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com.