James Bernhard

BERNHARD, James C., Sr., 80, of Benwood, WV, died Friday, June 7, 2013 at the OVMC, Wheeling.

He was born November 13, 1932 in Benwood, a son of the late William and Margaret Bishop Bernhard.

James was retired from the Ormet Corp. and was a Navy veteran of the Korean War.

In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by his wife, Jewell Showalter Bernhard, in 1995, two brothers; William and Jack Bernhard and two sisters; June Bernhard and Rosemarie Conaway.

Surviving are two children; Jamie (Angela) Bernhard of Belmont, OH, Jennifer Ann (Michael) Bernhard-Smith of Shallotte, NC, a sister, Helen Borst of Mammoth Beach, NJ, six grandchildren; Travis (Emily) Montag, Becca Bernhard, Shadow and Dallas Montag, Megan Bernard, Allison Smith (BABY GIRL), and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received on Monday, June 10 from 6-8 p.m. at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Benwood-McMechen Chapel, 214 Marshall St., McMechen, WV, where services will be held on Tuesday, June 11 at 11 a.m.

Burial will follow in Parkview Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association.

Online condolences may be extended to the family at www.altmeyer.com.