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Sr. Theresa Bernhart, CDP

Sr. Theresa Bernhart, CDP
  • May 9, 1921 - November 24, 2017
  • McCandless Township, Pennsylvania
  • Memorial contributions may be sent to:
  • Sisters of Divine Providence
    9000 Babcock Blvd
    Allison Park, PA 15101

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Age 96, of McCandless Township, died Friday, November 24, 2017, in the 79th year of her religious life as a Sister of Divine Providence. The daughter of Lawrence and Emma (Miller) Bernhart, Sister Theresa entered the Congregation from St. Alphonsus Parish in Wheeling, WV. Sister Theresa ministered in both elementary and secondary schools in the Diocese of Pittsburgh, as well as in Catholic Schools in Ohio, Michigan and Puerto Rico. In Puerto Rico, where she served for almost 20 years, she was also Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Arecibo. Later, Sister was on the Staff of the Sisters' Generalate in Rome, the Day Care at St. Anne's in Castle Shannon, and in prayer and ministry of service. Sister Theresa earned her Bachelor's degree in education from Duquesne University, and her Master's degree in Latin from Notre Dame. She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings: William, Bernard, Lawrence, Joseph and Genevieve Bernhart, Mary E. Matzke, and Virginia Schmitt. Sister Theresa is survived by nieces and nephews, and the Associates and Sisters of Divine Providence. Visitation will take place at Providence Heights on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with a Wake Service at 7 p.m. Visitation on Tuesday 12-3 p.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial at 3:30 p.m. in the Mother of Divine Providence Chapel, 9000 Babcock Boulevard, Allison Park, PA 15101. Memorial contributions may be sent to Sisters of Divine Providence. Arrangements entrusted to ANTHONY G. STAAB FUNERAL HOME, INC.