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Bernard W. Kotwas Jr.

March 5, 1942 ~ September 1, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old
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Bernard W. Kotwas Jr.

"Bernie" Age 81 

Ontario: Passed away on September 1, 2023 at home, with family by his side.  Predeceased by parents Bernard & Olive Kotwas (Baird); son David Kotwas; sister Alletta Kotwas. Survived by the love of his life of 44 years, Patricia Taillie; son Clinton (MaryAnn) Kotwas; brother Calvin Kotwas; grandchildren Shania (Danny) Meyer, and DJ Kotwas; great granddaughter Maddilynn Meyer; niece Kara (Mark) Wochner. Children of Patricia Taillie; Sheila (Jeff)  Ernst, Lisa (Ray) Kaforey, and David (Bernice) Smith. Grandchildren Travis and Austin Ernst; Noah and Nicholas (Izzy) Kaforey.

Family and friends are invited to calling hours on Tuesday, September 5, 2023, 5-7PM at the Murphy Funeral & Cremation Chapel,  1961 Ridge Rd., Ontario, NY 14519. A Funeral Mass will be offered on Wednesday, September 6, 2023,11AM, at St. Maximillan Kolbe Catholic Parish, St. Mary's of the Lake Church, 5823 Walworth Rd. Ontario, NY 14519 (Mass can be live streamed here Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery.  Please visit the tribute wall for Bernard's obituary at to leave a condolence, light a candle, or upload a photo.

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Public Viewing
September 5, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Murphy Funeral & Cremation Ontario Chapel
1961 Ridge Road
Ontario, NY 14519

Mass of Christian Burial
September 6, 2023

11:00 AM
St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church (Walworth Road, Ontario New York)

Video is available for this event

Graveside Service
September 6, 2023

12:00 PM
Calvary Cemetery
Walworth-Ontario Road
Ontario, NY 14519


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