Joan L. Bernys, 76

OSWEGO, NY – Joan L. Bernys, 76, of Oswego, beloved family matriarch, died Friday May 13, 2016, at Loretto in Syracuse, NY.

Joan L. Bernys
Joan L. Bernys

Born in Oswego, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Ruth (Buske) Pimlott.

After graduating local schools, Joan worked at Oswego City Savings Bank.

She later worked for Bev Jones Tax Services.

Her life’s passion was her family.

She was a life-long communicant of Grace Lutheran Church.

Surviving are her loving husband of 56 years, Edward L. Bernys; her children, William (Julie) Bernys, of Cleveland, Ohio, James (Amy) Bernys, of Parrish, Barbara (David) Landes, of Mount Holly, NC, and Rebecca (Kate Drake) Bernys, of Liverpool; a sister, Molly Kilhaney, of Hawthorne, NJ; a daughter-in-law, Theresa Amedio Bernys; her beloved grandchildren, Alana Bernys, Audra Bernys, Nathan Bernys, Aaron Bernys, Amanda Bernys, A.J. Bernys, Hunter Hall, Madeline Bernys, Matthew Landes, Dustin Landes and Dakota Landes; two great-grandchildren, Jayce and Aubrey Bernys-Reardon.

She was predeceased by her son, Edward S. Bernys; and a brother, Thomas “Jupe” Pimlott.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday at Grace Lutheran Church.

Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held 4-7 p.m. Monday, at the Nelson Funeral Home, 11 W. Albany St., Oswego.


  1. Dear Barb and family, words can not express how sorry I am for the loss of your mom, wife, grandmother, sister…….. My prayers are there to support you in your time of grief. I hope you will find comfort in your fond memories…???

  2. I have so many wonderful memories of Mrs. Bernys. Keeping her beautiful family close in prayer and thought. Sending heartfelt condolences for your loss. God bless.

  3. She was a wonderful mother and person. She made everyone feel important. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  4. Barb and family- I can only imagine what kind of person she was after getting to know Barb these past 13 years. I wish I could have met her, however, I’m sure I know where her daughter learned her strong family values. Sending thoughts and prayers to the family during this time.

  5. Bill, Jim, Becky, and Barb. I’m so sorry for your loss. I know what your going through. I remember growing up and sitting on your front steps and your mom was on the porch. I hope you all share the memories you have made with her. Prayers going to you and your family.

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