John M. Bedner, 91, of Donora, died Saturday, April 10, 2021. Born in Donora on June 19, 1929, he was the son of the late Michael P. and Mary V. (Kopanic) Bednar.
John was a graduate of Donora High School and was retired from the Irvin Works of U S Steel. He was a member of St. Andrew the Apostle Parish in Donora and was active in the Rosary Society and the First Friday Adoration. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening, but what was most important to John was his FAMILY. He honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years Anna Marie (Rudinec) Bedner; children, John (Kim) Bedner of Charleroi, Dr. Joann (Scott) Strain of Castle Shannon and Dr. Eugene (Tina) Bedner of Eighty Four; grandchildren, Scott (Christina) Strain of Partlow, VA, Michael (Amanda) Bedner of Washington, and Alexandra Bedner and Gabrielle Bedner, both of Eighty Four; great-granddaughters, Aria Strain and Adelynn Bedner; siblings, Raymond Bedner of Donora, Marcella (John) Hynok of Donora and Thomas (Regina) Bednar of Monessen.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Michael Bednar.
Friends will be received on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the James C. Stump Funeral Home Inc., 580 Circle Drive, Rostraver Township (724-929-7934) www.jamesstumpfuneralhome.com where a Blessing Service will be held on Wednesday at 10:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in St. Andrew the Apostle Parish in Donora with Rev. Kevin Dominik presiding. Interment, with Military Honors, will follow in St. Dominic Cemetery.
Everyone attending the visitation and services must wear a mask and practice social distancing.