Bernice Kuzio, age 82, of Butler, passed away Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at Newhaven Court at Clearview while surrounded by her loving family. Her death followed a courageous five-and-a-half year battle with pancreatic cancer.
Born in Butler on September 7, 1938, she was a daughter of the late John Leroy and Clara Ethel Rita Lawrence Rodgers.
She was a member of Saint Paul Roman Catholic Church.
Bernice was the office manager at Gil Morrow Pontiac beginning in 1956. In 1969 Mikan Pontiac took over the Gil Morrow Pontiac dealership and she continued to work as the office manager for Mikan Motors until she retired in 2013.
She was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan and a season ticket holder since the 1970’s. She was a former member of TOPS.
She is survived by her sisters, twins Lorraine Laconi, of Butler, and Leona Angert, of South Carolina, as well as a number of nieces and nephews; great-nieces and nephews; and great-great nieces and nephews.
Bernice was preceded in death by her husband John “Yunko” Kuzio, whom she married November 1, 1967 and who passed away November 1, 2004; one brother, Leroy Rodgers; and one sister, Teresa Andras.
Friends will be received in the Martin Funeral Home, Inc., 429 Center Avenue, Butler, on Friday from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 1 p.m. Friday from Saint Paul Roman Catholic Church, 128 North McKean Street, Butler.
Burial will take place in Calvary Cemetery.
Due to COVID-19 guidelines, everyone is asked to wear a mask in the funeral home, church, and at the cemetery and maintain social distancing.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 1848, Longmont, CO 80502.