Bernard N. Church - June 15, 2012

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RAVENA Bernard N. Church, 82, passed away peacefully at home with his loving family and friends by his side on Friday, June 15, 2012. Bernie retired in 1985 after many years of service with the Albany County Highway Department. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, carpenter work but most of all he enjoyed his loving family.
Survivors include his loving and devoted wife of 60 years, Alfreeda Munzberg Church; daughters Cynthia Keir and Laurie (John) Biers; son, Brian (Crystal) Church; grandsons, Scott (Jennifer) Keir, Jason (Victoria) Keir, John Biers Jr., Daniel (Sarah) Biers, Thor, Jacob, Isaac and Cody Church; great grandchildren, Kristin and Megan Keir, Makenzie Keir, John III and Molly and Cynthia and Summer Biers, and Maizey Biers; sisters, Kathryn Tutay, Vida Dottino, Dorothy Allen and Barbara Church; also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and cousins and friends. Bernie was predeceased by his parents, Avon and Florence and brother Robert Church.
Funeral services will be held 10 AM Wednesday, June 20th at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena. Burial will follow in Chestnut Lawn Cemetery, New Baltimore. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4 to 7 PM. Contributions in memory of Bernard may be made to Community Hospice of Columbia/Greene, 47 Liberty St., Catskill, NY 12414.