The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

March 13, 2013

Bernard J. Gonda Jr.


The Tribune-Democrat

LAKEWOOD, COLO. — GONDA – Bernard J. “Bernie,” Jr., 53, Lakewood, Colo., died Dec. 17, 2012, after a heroic battle with cancer. Born Jan. 9, 1959, in Johnstown, son of Bernard and Betty Gonda. He was married for 30 years to Diane Kirksey, Lakewood, Colo. They have two sons, Matthew, married to Janie Longo, and Joshua. Bernard graduated from Westmont High School in 1977. Attended Penn State. He was employed by FEMA before moving to Denver in 1979. He spend the last 30 years being a Boy Scout leader for his two Eagle Scout sons. A baseball umpire, an avid golfer, co-owner of Shell service station and amazing dad, husband, brother, son and friend of many people. He is survived by wife, sons, parents and sibling, Barb, Bev, Brian and Brad.


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