Bernadene Michalik, 86 of South Warren Street, Orwigsburg, passed away, peacefully, Saturday August 14, in her son-in-law’s home.
Born in Shenandoah, she was a daughter of the late Anthony J. and Anna Barronis Benedict. She was a 1953 graduate of J. W. Cooper High School, a 1957 graduate of Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. She also did graduate work at Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts and Boston University.
She was a teacher at Lewistown School District, Mifflin County and Blue Mountain School District, Orwigsburg, Pa. She was a member of St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, Schuylkill Haven.
She is survived by her son-in-law Clarence "Doot" Shappell, widower of Darleen, grandchildren Todd and Scott Shappell and great grandchildren Katelyn Marie, Brandon Scott, Todd Michael Jr. and Brodey Shappell as well as cousins.
Preceding her in death was her husband Stanley J. Michalik on March 3, 2002 and her adopted daughter, Darleen Shappell on October 25, 2019.
A Religious Service will be held at 11:00 on Friday, August 20th at Hamilton - Breiner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. in Orwigsburg. A visitation will be held from 9:00 AM until time of service at 11:00.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hillside SPCA PO Box 233 Pottsville, PA 17901.
Interment will be in Schuylkill Memorial Park, Inc. Schuylkill Haven.
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