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Visitation information
Gathering Room of Augsburg Lutheran Church following the service
845 West Fifth Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Saturday, Feb 18, 2017

Service information
Augsburg Lutheran Church
845 West Fifth Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Saturday, Feb 18, 2017
1 p.m.

Edna Carol Mulholland Bernasek
Dec 24, 1926 - Feb 11, 2017
Forsyth County
Edna Carol Mulholland Bernasek passed away peacefully on February 11, 2017. She was born on December 24, 1926 in Lorain, Ohio to Helen Beller Mulholland and Homer William Mulholland.

She has been a resident of Winston-Salem, NC since 1957. She married Edward Bernasek and enjoyed 65 years of marriage until his death in 2012. Mrs. Bernasek grew up in an environment rich with music in the Lorain and Cleveland areas. At a young age, she was educated at the Cleveland Institute of Music and continued her education at Oberlin Conservatory and Salem College. She received a Masters of Music degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Mrs. Bernasek enjoyed a career in church music as an organist and choir director in both Lorain and Oberlin, Ohio, Corpus Christi, Texas and Chapel Hill, NC. She served as the Music Director at Ardmore United Methodist Church for 20 years and retired from the North Carolina School of the Arts in 1997. Mrs. Bernasek has been a member of Augsburg Lutheran Church since 1957 where she greatly enjoyed serving on the committee to research and select the Casavant organ in 1961. She graciously shared her love of music with her children and grandchildren throughout her life.

She is preceded in death by her husband, her parents, her sister and brother-in-law, Margaret Ann and William Ricketts, and a sister-in-law, Dr. Elaine Bernasek Andrews.

She is survived by her adored children; son Paul Fischer Bernasek and wife Dare N. Bernasek of Lexington, NC, and two daughters, Linda Bernasek Lyman and husband Dr. Donald R. Lyman of Boca Raton, FL, and Ann Bernasek Cordell and husband Mark B. Cordell of Kennett Square, PA. Also surviving are her three beloved grandchildren, Kristin A. Lyman of New Orleans, LA, John A. Lyman of New York, NY, Mark B. Cordell Jr. of Kennett Square, PA, her brother-in-law, Dr. Victor Andrews of Savannah, GA, a niece, Dr. Mary Ricketts and a nephew, Michael Ricketts both of Windsor, Ontario Canada.

A memorial service for Mrs. Bernasek will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Augsburg Lutheran Church, 845 West 5th St., Winston-Salem, NC. Following the memorial service, the family will greet friends in the Gathering Room of the Church. A private family inurnment in the Augsburg Columbarium Garden will precede the Memorial Service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Augsburg Lutheran Church, 845 West 5th St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101 or to the charity of one’s choice.

Online condolences may be sent to www.salemfh.com.

Reggie Stocks
I just wanted to say how sorry I am, to hear about your loss. Even when our dear loved ones live a long, satisfying life it is still so hard to part ways with them. No doubt this is a difficult time for you, but please draw comfort from the fact that soon our heavenly Father will address this issue. He will make death "no more”, here on Earth, and also bring back our loved ones that have already "fallen asleep" (2Cor 1:3,4 Rev 21:3,4 John 5:28,29 & 1 Thess 4:14). Again, my condolences
Sherry Porter
This saddens my heart. She was always like a second mother to me. Rest In Peace
Gerald Freedman
I grew up with Edna Mulholland in Lorain, Ohio. We attended high school together and were both in the choir. She was the finest and most accomplished pianist in school, and a generous, kind and caring friend. That was 80 years ago, but I remember her beautiful musicianship with great fondness. My condolences to Edna's family. Gerald Freedman
Nell Sizemore
Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.I knew Dr. Burnasek at RJR.
Sarah Shoaf
Ms. Bernasek was one of the great mothers in our Greenwich Road neighborhood when I was a teen. My sister, Sandy, and her son Paul were close for awhile. Our entire Shoaf family sends our deepest sympathy and condolences to the family, and want you to know we are thinking about you in this time of grief. She was such a wonderful lady we will always remember her lovely demeanor and great sense of humor.


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