Dorothy “Dottie” P. Bernard, 77, of Millsboro, Del., and formerly of Delran, N.J., passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018.
Bernard was born on Jan. 29, 1941, in Bryn Mawr, Pa., to the late Arthur and Mary Mitchelltree Parkinson. She worked for 20 years at Farmers and Mechanics Bank and later became a real estate broker, which she was very proud of. She loved reading, ceramics, selling real estate and Diet Pepsi. She also was a great cook. Bernard was in charge and effective at setting a great example and knew how to solve problems. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who will be missed by all.
She is survived by her beloved husband of 61 years, David O. Bernard Sr.; three children, Jeanne Martin and her husband, Jeff, of Margate, Fla., David O. Bernard Jr. and husband, Steve, of Elizabeth City, N.C., and James E. Bernard and his wife, Joni, of Cinnaminson, N.J.; two sisters, Patricia Finuoli of Bensalem, Pa., and Rita Grube and her husband, John, of Columbia, Pa.; a brother, George Parkinson and his wife, Diane, of Clarion, Pa.; four grandchildren, Jason Sabol and his wife, Nicole, Joshua Sabol, James P. Bernard and Kaitlyn Bernard; and one great-grandson, Jacob Sabol.
A memorial service was held Oct. 23, 2018, at The Mt. Laurel Home for Funerals, Mt. Laurel, N.J. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the American Cancer Society; P.O. Box 22718; Oklahoma City, OK 73123.
Condolences may be sent online at www.watsonfh.com.