Bernat John Pivavarnik, 85

By on January 9, 2017

candles2017-1Mr. Bernat John Pivavarnik, 85, died on January 7, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Paterson. Funeral services will be in the Prout Funeral Home, 370 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona on Thursday, January 12 at 10 a.m. Visiting will be on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m.

Born and raised in Passaic, Mr. Pivavarnik moved to Verona in 1968. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Soley from 1949 to 1953 and was a captain in the U.S. Army until 1967.

Mr. Pivavarnik completed the registered nursing program at Martland Medical Center in Newark and worked for the Essex County Hospital Center in Cedar Grove as an RN for 25 years before retiring in 1993.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Blynda (nee Hall) Pivavarnik and many nieces and nephews.

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In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory to the Verona Rescue Squad, 12 Church Street, Verona, NJ 07044 or the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005 would be appreciated.

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