Bernard F. "Bernie" Wetzel, 87, of Bath, N.Y., passed away Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at Cortland Regional Medical Center, Cortland, N.Y.
Born in Williamsport on April 3, 1926, he was a son of the late Edward and Rose Gramlich Wetzel.
During his younger years he was involved with sports, and as he became older was an avid fan, especially a fan of NASCAR and Dale Jarrett.
Upon graduation from Williamsport High School he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He served three years during World War II. He was a carpenter by trade.
Surviving is a brother, Richard (June) Wetzel; three sisters, Cecilia Wolf, Joan Grissinger, and Veronica (Gary) Keller, all of Williamsport; also surviving are seven nephews and four nieces.
The will be no public visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at St. Boniface Catholic Church. Burial to follow at St. Boniface Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family respectfully suggests memorial contributions in Bernie's name may be made to: St. Boniface Catholic Church, 326 Washington Blvd., Williamsport, Pa.,17701