John M. Bodnar, 105, formerly of Duquesne, died peacefully Thursday, October 19, 2017, in Southwestern Veterans Hospital, Pittsburgh. Mr. Bodnar was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Duquesne, a retired self employed Tavern owner, a proud U. S. Army veteran of WWII, and a former member of the G.B.U. Duquesne. Born December 29, 1911, in Duquesne, he was the son of the late Michael and Anna Suhoza Bodnar and the beloved husband of the late Anna Holko Bodnar and the late Anna Hornyak Bodnar. He was also preceded in death by a son John M. Bodnar, Jr., and seven siblings; Andrew, William, Nicholas, Michael, Joseph Bodnar, Ann Drotar, and Margaret Liszka. He is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will be received from 9-11 A.M. on Saturday, October 28, 2017 in the William S. Skovranko Memorial Home, Inc., Richford and Commonwealth Ave., Duquesne. A Blessing will be offered at 11 A.M. in the Memorial Home followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11:30 A.M. in SS. Peter and Paul Church with Rev. John Cuccaro as celebrant. Burial with Military Honors will follow in SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery, West Mifflin.
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Originally published October 26, 2017.