April 2, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009 2:00 pm Skillman, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home
Wednesday, April 8, 2009 1:00pm to 2:00pm
John M. Bard, 55 of Irwin, passed away, Thursday, April 2, 2009 in his residence. He was born April 2, 1954 in Piqua, OH the son of the late Elmer & Louanna (Byrice) Bard.
John was a 1972 graduate of Fairbanks High School. He was a talented musician; he loved to sing and play the banjo, guitar and the harmonica. John also loved to ride motorcycles.
He is survived by his children, Heather (Verbal) Brown of Springfield, John Bard of Urbana, Lora Brown of Kenton & Justin Bard of Cleveland, his two grandchildren, Verbal Winston Brown Jr. and Rebecca Joann Brown; his brothers & sisters, Corky (Ed Malone) Bard of Piqua, Frank (Jill) Bard of North Lewisburg, Karen (David) Lanham of Lawton, OK, Judy (Ramey) Dunham of Mechanicsburg, Barb (Don) Erwin of Urbana, Jim (Pam) Bard of Marysville, Jan (Jim) Vincent of Urbana and Gladys (Mike) DeFausell of Las Cruces, New Mexico; as well as several nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, 2009 in the SKILLMAN, MCDONALD & VERNON Funeral Home Mechanicsburg. The family will receive friends one hour prior. Burial will follow in Milford Center Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to help the family with funeral expenses.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.