John S Bernatowicz

December 11, 1933April 8, 2019

John S. Bernatowicz, 86, of Stuart, FL passed away on April 8, 2019, after battling cancer.

He was born in Jersey City, NJ and went to St. Peter’s Grammar School and Ferris High School. He then went on to join the U.S. Air Force to serve his country. Once discharged from the U.S. Air Force, he started his career with the United States Postal Service. When he retired, John and Joan moved to Florida.

He is survived by his loving wife, Joan Barbara (nee Orzechowski), four handsome sons Steven, Joseph and James, and John, who predeceased him (God rest his soul). John was one of three boys; Raymond and Steven, of which Raymond has passed. He is survived by his younger brother Steven or Stevie, alias “Junior”. He is predeceased by his father, Stephen, mother, Beatrice (nee Murawski) and step father, John Zalewski, also known as “JaJa”.

He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 3:15 pm at Aycock Funeral Home Young and Prill Chapel, 6801 SE Federal Highway, Stuart, FL 34997.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, April 13, 2019

John S Bernatowicz

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Virginia DeDreux

April 12, 2019

I just a wanted to let you know I was thinking of you and praying for comfort and peace in this difficult time.
Mr. B. will be missed greatly.

Mary Ann Klisch

April 10, 2019

Dear Joanie, Jimmy & Joey, Years pass by so quickly that if we blink, we miss so much. I am so very grateful for the memories that we were able to share. John dancing with me at every wedding or party, even though his knees hurt. Stevie & Jimmy pouring a box of cereal over my head, while Joey rolled on the floor laughing. Cutting out those tiny white appliques with even smaller scissors, while we gossiped & giggled. I'm sure John had moments of anger & yelling, like all men, but he always had a twinkle in his eye as if he knew something that no-one else did. At your wedding, he was dancing from foot to foot waiting for you, because he obviously thought you were walking too slow. I half expected him to leave the Altar & go get you. I guess he didn't see how regal you were, only how much he loved you & wanted to get married, now. He worked hard, but was always willing to help someone. It's strange that the older I get, I remember more & more of the early days. Like making a bet with Marilyn bout how long it would take before John
would realize that he lost your "discussion" at the first word. I can honestly say I've never seen another man who openly showed his love for you & his boys, the way he does. He's not gone, just traveled to a place where he will watch over you all & prepare for when his beloved family is together once again. I miss so much. My heart keeps breaking. But, as my Scotty said before he died, "Mom, you'll figure out the new phone on your own. I'll be with you forever." And he is. And I only threw the phone once.
I love you all so much. Mar

Patti Orzechowski Moffa

April 10, 2019

Dear Aunt Joanie and Boys

I am so sorry to hear the passing of Uncle John .
My prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
Love you always,

Patti Orzechowski Moffa