Bernadine Kaczmarczyk
August 08, 2017

Mrs. Bernadine Kaczmarczyk, 85, of Duryea, passed away Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at Timber Ridge Health Care Center, Wilkes-Barre.

Born in Duryea, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary Humenanski Ryzner. She was a graduate of Duryea High School. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by the former Brooks Mfg., Old Forge.

She was a life long member of Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Duryea. She was a woman of great faith, who was devoted to her faith, her church and the Blessed Mother. She was a heart transplant survivor for over 20 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard B. Kaczmarczyk, who passed away on September 18, 2008, son, Barry Kaczmarczyk, sister, Claire Ryzner, brothers, Martin Ryzner, Albert Ryzner and John Ryzner.

Surviving are:
Son, Jack Kaczmarczyk and his wife, Janet, of Mountain Top
Son, Kenneth Kaczmarczuk of Duryea
Son, Jerry Kaczmarczyk of Duryea

Four grandchildren:
Maria, Eric, Patrick and Jonathan

One great-grandson:
Nieces and nephews

The family would like to thank Dr. Nicholas Chiumento and Dr. Susan Brozena for the care and compassion that was shown to Bernadine.

Funeral will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 8:30 am from the Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc., 204 Main Street, Duryea with the Mass of Christian Burial at 9:00 am in Holy Rosary Church, 127 Stephenson Street, Duryea. Interment will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery, Duryea. Friends may call Friday evening from 6:00 m to 8:00 pm. To leave the family an online condolence, please visit the funeral home's website,


Guestbook Entries

So sorry to hea of Bernadine's passing. She shared a room with my daughter Michelle at Hahnemann Hospital as they both waited for their heart transplant. She was a wonderful person and truly the sweetest person ever. God Bless her & her family.

Maureen Garbush (over 2 years ago)

Our deepest sympathy for the loss of such a wonderful woman. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family.

Theresa and Leon Krogulski (almost 3 years ago)

We are so sorry to here about the loss of Aunt Deanie. We are glad we had the chance to visit with her when we would come up for kielbasa. Our deepest sympathy goes out to all of you. Glen & Dianne

Glen & Dianne Ryzner (almost 3 years ago)

I was thinking about my "Aunt" Bernadine just a few days ago. I'm so very sorry to hear of her passing. My fond memories of her with my mother Irene will forever be with me. Deepest sympathy to her family, especially Jackie, Ken and Jerry. RIP Aunt Bernadine. Gloria Ann

Gloria Ann Zaborowski (almost 3 years ago)

so sorry for your loss your mom was such a special lady.

Debre Lukowicz (almost 3 years ago)

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