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Bernadine 'Bernie' (Herchko) Lafko

September 27, 1937 — February 20, 2023

Bernadine F. ‘Bernie’ Herchko Lafko age 85, passed away February 20, 2023.  She was born September 27,1937 in Trotter, a daughter of the late Joseph and Susan Vozar Herchko. She was a member St. John's RC Church Perryopolis. For most of her life Bernie was a home maker and enjoyed travelling with her late husband Joe Lafko.  She also enjoyed watching the Pittsburgh sports teams play, particularly the Penguins, vacationing at the beach with her family and visiting local casinos with her cousin Betty Ann Lasko.  Bernie’s biggest joy in life was spending time with her grandchildren whether it was watching them play sports or just visiting with them.   She was a very loving and doting mother and grandmother.  She will be sadly missed by everyone.

She is survived three children; Joseph R. Lafko and wife Shannon, Gibsonia, PA, Valerie Lafko Eiben and husband Kevin, Jefferson, MD, Matthew Lafko and wife Candy, Tarentum, PA; seven grandchildren Nathaniel Eiben, Nicole Eiben Schneider and husband Sam, Joseph Ryan Lafko, Alex Eiben, Jenna Lafko, Bethany Lafko, and Christina Lafko, and great- grandaughter Cassie Jo Schneider, sister Julia Goretsky and brother-in law Albert Lafko and wife Patricia, Denver CO.

In addition to her parents, Bernie was preceded in death by her husband Joseph J. Lafko (1/31/2022); brothers, Albert Herchko (1972), Paul Herchko (2008), John Herchko (2009), and Edward Herchko (2011); and sisters, Veronica Blanish (1994), Anna Coplin (1991), Margaret Herchko (2006), Catherine Lowe (2010), Stephanie Williams (2010), Helen Hesslau (2011) and Mary Speeney (2013).

Visitation will be held Friday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at the Parzynski Funeral Home & Cremations LLC, Family Owned and Operated, 191 Liberty St. Perryopolis, PA 724-736-2515.  Prayers of Transfer will be held Saturday at 10:00 AM in the funeral home followed by funeral mass at 10:30 AM at St. John The Baptist RC Church with the Rev. Rodolfo Mejia as celebrant.  Interment will take place in St. John The Baptist RC Cemetery.  Members of St. John's parish will pray the rosary for the departed soul of Bernadine Friday at 3 PM in the funeral home.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, February 24, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Parzynski Funeral Home & Cremations - Perryopolis

191 Liberty Street, Perryopolis, PA 15473

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Funeral Mass

Saturday, February 25, 2023

Starts at 10:30 am (Eastern time)

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Interment following funeral service

Saturday, February 25, 2023

St. John the Baptist Cemetery

Cemetery Road, Perryopolis, PA

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