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Bernard J. "Sonny" Greenthaner, 94, of 1716 Bucktail Trail, St. Marys, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 at the Elk Regional Health Center after a brief illness.
He was born Sept. 4, 1919 in Cadogan, son of the late Fred and Mary Kurzinger Greenthaner. He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended schools in Cadogan. He was a retired employee of Modern Dairy. He was a member of Queen of the World Church, enjoyed gardening and was an avid Pittsburgh Pirates fan.
On June 20, 1946, he married Helen Nagy who preceded him in death in January 2006.
He is survived by three sons, Arch Greenthaner and his wife Nancy of Blue Springs, Mo., Thomas Greenthaner and his wife Norma of California, and Timothy Greenthaner and his wife Katie of Kersey; a son-in-law, Edward Zaremba of East Lansing, Mich.; seven grandchildren, Jeff Greenthaner, Sheri Tristan, Jessica Sheppard, J.P. Greenthaner, Terah Zaremba, Brenda Greenthaner and Daniel Greenthaner; and by six great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Anastasia Fair, Cecelia Dorchack and Adeline Wilhelm; three brothers, Raymond Greenthaner, Arthur Greenthaner and Leo Greenthaner; and by his daughter, Barbara Zaremba. He was the last member of his immediate family.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Bernard J. "Sonny" Greenthaner in the Queen of the World Church on Thursday, Feb. 13 at noon with the Rev. Richard Allen. Burial will follow in the St. Marys Cemetery. Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com.