Bernard (Bernie) Repasky, age 56, of La Habra, CA died unexpectedly on October 3, 2009. Born April 26, 1953 in Meadville, Pennsylvania, he was the 4th son of the late Anthony and Clara Kraus Repasky of Cambridge Springs, PA.
Repasky, Bernard (Bernie)Bernie was a loving husband, father, brother and son. He was married August 9, 1975, to the former Linda Heald. He is survived by his wife Linda, as well as their two sons, Drew, age 29 of Anaheim CA, and Daniel, age 26 of Irvine CA. Both have graduated college and work in Southern CA.
Bernie attended Cambridge Springs High School, and graduated from Gannon University with a Bachelors Degree, and Case Western Reserve University with a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering. He moved to California in June, 1976 to take a job at Hughes Aircraft Company (now part of Raytheon Corp.) where he worked with distinction for 33 years, before retiring in 2009 at age 56. Bernie was awarded a patent for the invention of a ????inear array lateral motion compensation method????. His work was dedicated to the defense of our nation.
An avid private pilot, Bernie flew regularly out of Fullerton and Chino airports for over 30 years. He and Linda (also a pilot) kept their own plane in a hangar at Chino, CA. Bernie enjoyed SCUBA diving, hiking and camping – often in remote locations. He also enjoyed motorcycle riding.
Additionally, Bernie is survived by his five brothers, Albert Repasky and his wife, Pat of Gibsonia, PA; Robert Repasky of Lorain, OH; Harold Repasky and his wife Marnie of Zelienople, PA; Kenneth Repasky and his wife Cheryl of Pine, CO; and William Repasky and his wife Susan of Fort Collins, CO as well as many adoring nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held at St. Anthony?????s Catholic Church in Cambridge Springs, PA on Saturday, October 31st at 10:00 a.m. with Monsignor Lawrence Speice, pastor of the Church officiating. Anyone is invited to leave comments for the family at Bernie?????s online memorial website at . The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the National Park Service or (in Bernie?????s name) to a charity of one’s choice.