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Bernice A. (Bogacki) Grondwalski

January 10, 1926 — December 22, 2019

Bernice A. (Bogacki) Grondwalski, 93, of Natrona Heights, passed away Sunday, December 22, 2019 in the Good Samaritan Hospice Unit at concordia, Cabot. She was born January 10, 1926, in Natrona Heights to the late John and Hedwig Mulkytin Bogacki. Bernice was a 1944 graduate of Har-Brack High School. She retired after 25 years of service from the former G.C. Murphy Store in Natrona Heights. Bernice was a member of our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament R.C. Parish, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Natrona Heights. She enjoyed playing cards, scrapbooking, watching old westerns and especially spending time with her family. Bernice is survived by her children, Richard (Lavonne) Grondwalski, of Phelan, California, Barbara Weltner, of Fredericksburg, Virginia and Stephen Grondwalski, of Natrona Heights; grandchildren, Paul (Shannon) Weltner, Tim (Jessica) Grondwalski, Leah Weltner and Tanya (Frank) Rios; great-grandchildren, Lydia, Kevin, Jonathan, Sean, Matthew, Lilyana and Christina; and by her sisters, Stella Alcorn, of West Deer Township, Marie Melnotte, of Fairport, New York, Delores Smiesko, of Lower Burrell and Loretta Bogacki, of Natrona Heights. In addition to her parents, Bernice was preceded in death by her husband, Chester H. Grondwalski on July 14, 1987, brothers, Leonard and Joseph Bogacki and one in infancy and by her sisters, Gloria Skeen, Helen Stanislawski and Clara Colpo.

Friends will be received on Sunday from 2-4, 6-8 p.m. in the Cicholski-Zidek Funeral Home, Inc., 1522 Carlisle Street, Natrona Heights 724-224-8688, where a parting prayer service will be held on Monday at 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Burial will be in Our Lady of Hope Cemetery, Frazer Township. To send an online condolence please visit

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Sunday, December 29, 2019

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Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, December 30, 2019

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