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Bernard G. Herron, Jr.

December 9, 1946 - April 30, 2021

U.S. Veteran

Service Date: May 5, 2021

Funeral Home Corcoran Funeral Home Inc

Cemetery Hanover Green Cemetery

Church St. Andrew Parish

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On Friday, April 30, 2021, Bernard G. Herron, Jr. 74, of Wilkes-Barre, passed peacefully surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of the late Bernard G. and Ann (Kemmerer) Herron, Sr.

A true hero, dedicated son, brother, uncle, son-in-law, brother-in-law, father-in-law, husband, father and grandfather, Bernie exemplifies honesty, dignity, integrity, respect, patience, and an everlasting love for his family. His light will carry on in the lives of his loving wife of 50 years Donna J. (Beerish) Herron; his daughter Colleen, her husband Stephen Phillips and their son Stephen Bernard Phillips of Dallas; and his daughter Melissa, her husband Paul Novak, their son Tyler and daughter Courtney of Shickshinny Lake; Bernie’s two faithful miniature schnauzers Piper and Winnie, nieces, nephews and in-laws.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Larry Herron, and his sister Ann Marie Zakarauskas.

Bernie was a former employee of Frank Henry Building Supply. Well known across the Valley in his early years as an experienced mason, Bernie was also a hero, serving our country during the Vietnam War, he was as a proud member of the United States Army, 1st Cavalry and in addition to numerous medals, also received the level of expert marksman. He is a member of the Swoyersville American Legion Post #0644, and the former Veterans of the Vietnam War, Inc. and the Veteran Coalition. He attended E. L. Meyers High School and is a member of Saint Andrew’s Parish, formerly Saint Patrick’s Church, in Wilkes-Barre.

Bernie loved wildlife, hunting and fishing. His most cherished times were spent with a full house of family – especially his grandchildren, enjoying his favorites: apple pie, ice cream and grapes; and catching up on Hallmark movies with Donna.

Bernie will be most remembered for his proud Irish Heritage, his tender heart, sincere blue eyes and a smile that could light up any room and make you feel welcome.

You’re a good man “Charlie Brown” and we are all blessed and better because we are loved by you.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 10:00 am at St. Andrew Parish, 316 Parrish Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702, with Father Joseph A. Kearney, officiating. Those attending the funeral mass, please go directly to church Wednesday morning. Interment with Military Honors accorded by the United States Army and the Plains American Legion Funeral Honors Detail will be held in Hanover Green Cemetery, Hanover Township.

A walk through visitation will be held Tuesday evening, May 4, 2021 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Corcoran Funeral Home, Inc., 20 South Main Street, Plains, PA 18705. Those attending the visitation and/or funeral, we ask that you be brief when paying your respects, please follow the practice of social distancing, and masks are required at all times at the funeral home and church.

Memorial donations may be made to Blue Chip Farm Animal Refuge, 974 Lockville Road, Dallas, PA 18612, in Bernie’s memory.


Phone 570-823-1358
Fax 570-829-6699


20 South Main St.
Plains, PA 18705

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