Obituary, Bernhard Max Zawadzinsky


EAST FISHKILL – Bernhard Max Zawadzinsky died on Thursday, February 5, 2015 as a result of complications of Lyme Disease. Born in Berlin, Germany on April 29, 1930, he was the son of Maximillian and Anna Henschke Zawadzinsky. He was brought up in Gorgast, Germany and received training as a butcher in Gorgast and Berlin. He immigrated to the United States in February 1955. He owned and operated Bernie’s Meat Market in Hopewell Junction and Bernie’s Deli and Meat Market in Stormville. In April 1969, Bernie married Barbara Mingo who survives at home. He is also survived by his sisters, Marianne (Gunther) Schulz, Wally (Klaus) Purdel, and Dorothea (Wolfgang) Merten; and several nieces and nephews in Germany. He was predeceased by his brother, Irwin Schmidt; and his 3 sisters. He was a life member of Wiccopee Fire Company and a member of the East Fishkill Republican Club. Bernie also loved the outdoors and had a passion for gardening.Calling hours will be held on Saturday, February 7th from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at 895 Route 82, Hopewell Junction. The funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm at the funeral home followed by interment at Fishkill Rural Cemetery, 801 Route 9, Fishkill. Memorial donations may be made to the Wiccopee Fire Company, Friends of the East Fishkill Community Library, or the Lyme Disease Association, Inc.

Author: Harlem Valley News