BERNARD F. DWOREK, JR., 79, known as “Butch” or “Bernie”, died at home Sept. 7, 2017. He is the son of the late Bernard and Emily (Krukowski) Dworek, and devoted husband to his beloved wife Carol, who preceded him in death. He is also preceded by sister Emily Rusnock and brother William “Bill” Dworek. Butch was the Daddy of Lisa (Daniel) Hommel, of Monroeville, proud PapPap of Matthew and Benny, and “big brother” to cousin Michelle Vancas and her family. Butch was a police officer in Glassport for over 40 years, capping his career as Chief of Police before retiring in 1999. As Police Chief, he coordinated many activities for children, including the popular Annual Fishing Contest, as well as food drives and Christmas activities partnered (through his wife, Carol) with the Glassport Girl Scouts. He also assisted in her Scouting activities, and greatly enjoyed trips to Pymatuning, fishing, game nights with in-laws ’Sis’ and ‘Budg’, time with “the Kids”, and watching his grandsons perform in musicals. He belonged to Queen of the Rosary Parish, the Fraternal Order of Police, Citizen Hose Co. #2, and the Oldtimers Baseball Club. After retirement, he became a bus monitor for special needs children, known to coworkers and kids as “Mr. Bernie”. Butch and his ’soulmate’ Carol were always a team; he steadfastly cared for her at home during her prolonged battle with complications from renal failure until her death in 2013. Friends will be received at Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport, Sat. 6-8 and Sun. 2-4 and 6-8. A funeral Mass will be held Mon. 10:00 a.m. at Queen of the Rosary Parish with Rev. Miroslaus Wojcicki. Internment will follow at Round Hill Cemetary.
Originally published September 07, 2017.