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John F. Palovchalk

June 29, 1949 ~ April 11, 2018 (age 68)
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John F. Palovchalk, 68 of Bedford, died on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at Donahoe Manor Nursing Home.  He was born on June 29, 1949, in Connellsville, a son of the late Andrew and Betty (Testa) Palovchalk.  On June 29, 1975, in Connellsville, he married Carol Ann (Queer) Palovchalk who survives along with two sisters: Carol Osniak and husband Rick, of Everson, and Christine Duncan, of Columbia, SC; three nieces: Monica and Cassandra Osniak, both of Everson and Caitlin Patrick, of Uniontown, OH; two nephews, Adam Duncan, of Columbia, SC and Timmy Patrick, of Richmond, VA.

John served in the United State Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.  He was a special education teacher for Hyndman and Bedford Area School District.  John enjoyed music, movies, traveling, vacationing at the beach, and taking art classes.  He was a member of the St. Thomas Catholic Church and the Bedford Moose Lodge #480.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 16, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel, at the Timothy A. Berkebile Funeral Home, in Bedford with Stanley Howes officiating.  Full military rites conducted by the Fort Bedford Honor Guard at the funeral home.  Friends will be received on Monday from 3:00 p.m., until the hour of the service at the funeral home. Those wishing may make contributions in John’s name to the Bedford County Humane Society, 1108 Lutzville Road, Everett, PA 15537 or The Bedford County Vietnam Veterans, 3335 Quaker Valley Road, New Paris, PA 15554.  Our online guestbook is available at  


Donations may be made to:

Humane Society of Bedford County
1108 Lutzville Road, Everett PA 15537
Tel: 1-814-623-8968

Bedford County Vietnam Veterans
903 Business Rte, 220, Bedford PA 15522
Tel: 1-814-285-6228

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