February 12, 2024

Bernard A Mack

Bernard A. Mack, 82, of Succasunna, NJ, passed away suddenly on February 12, 2024. 

Bernard, fondly known as Bernie, was born to Peter and Doris Mack on May 7th, 1941 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he lived throughout his childhood and high school years.  He then attended Pennsylvania State University and graduated in 1963 with a degree in Electrical Engineering.  Following graduation, Bernie began his long career as a civil servant working at Frankfurt Arsenal (Philadelphia) as an Engineer in Fire Control Systems making many significant contributions over the years to the United States Army Artillery.  In 1978 he moved to Picatinny Arsenal, Rockaway, NJ to continue his federal service working in the development of field artillery systems until his retirement in May 2001.  Over 20 years later, Bernie is fondly remembered as meticulous, analytical, detail oriented and a mentor for many younger engineers that came after him.  Of the many awards Bernie received throughout his career, he was most proud to be the recipient of the Honorable Order of Saint Barbara (patron saint of artillery men) award  for recognition of those who have displayed exceptional professional competence and significant contributions to field artillery systems. 

 Bernie is survived by his wife of 56 years, Eileen, their 3 children, Wendy (Dave), Kevin (Maureen) and Brendon and 5 grandchildren, Zackery, Chase, Cole, Dylan and Kelsey.  He is also survived by his sister Dorie, sister-in-law Donna and pre-deceased by his brother, Jerry. Bernie will be remembered as the very best husband, Dad, Poppy and friend who could always be counted on no matter what the situation, lovingly called Mr. Fix It for his ability to repair literally anything.  His favorite activity was spending time with his family and friends at the beach or his pool enjoying the simple things in life – good food, good drinks and good conversation.  He loved his 1968 Oldsmobile 442, cruises, all things Penn State (especially football), bad Dad jokes, and every dog he ever met.  He will be sorely missed by all the dogs that loved him as much as he loved them – George, Brenda, Ann and Zeke. 

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main St, Succasunna, NJ on Monday, February 26th from 5-7 pm. The Funeral Liturgy Mass will be held at 10 am on Tuesday, February 27th at St. Theresa RC Church, 151 Main St, Succasunna, NJ.  Interment will be private on Wednesday, February 28th at Resurrection Cemetery, Bensalem, PA.  In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Warrior Canine Connection in Bernie’s name.   Donations can be made at warriorcanineconnection.org or mailed to Warrior Canine Connection at 14934 Schaeffer Road, Boyds, MD 20841. 





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