ASHTABULA — Edith Bernardo, age 90, passed away peacefully Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, in the Hospice Unit of Ashtabula County Medical Center.
She was born Dec. 1, 1922, in Ashtabula, the daughter of Otto and Hilda (Luoma) Koponen, and had been a lifelong resident.
Her survivors include many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Her niece Mary and her late husband, Doug Mendrala were her caregivers for many years. This was a labor of love.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter J. Bernardo in 1994; her siblings; and her parents.
Burial will be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, North Kingsville. At her request, no services are to be observed.
ZABACK-WILLIAMS-DUCRO FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICE, 500 W. Prospect Road, Ashtabula is in charge of arrangements. Obituary at www.ducro.com and starbeacon.com.