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Bernard Edward Kask, 74, of Carlisle, entered into eternal life on Thursday, March 22, 2012, at home with his family by his side. He was born on Friday, November 19, 1937, in Grassflat, a son of the late Lars B. and Gerda (Force) Kask.

Bernie graduated in 1955 from Cooper Township High School in Lance and earned his bachelor and master’s degrees in education from Penn State University. He served in the US Army from 1958 to 1960. Bernie was a former high school industrial arts teacher and along with his wife were Independent Business Owners.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 49 years, Carol Lee (Michaels) Kask, one son, J. Todd Kask (and his wife, Kellie) of Etters, two daughters; Janese Carol Shenk (and her husband, Joe) of Shermans Dale and Kara Ingrid Pifer (and her husband, Mark) of Carlisle, two grandchildren; Jarrett Kask and Michael Pifer and several nieces and nephews. Bernie was preceded in death by two sisters; Alma "Holly" Rasdorf and Nancy Elias and one brother, Rev. Dr. Raymond Kask.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, with Rev. Timothy Wheeler officiating. Burial with military honors by Cumberland County Honor Guard will be in Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, Carlisle. Viewing will be held on Tuesday from 12:00 noon until time of services. Memorial contributions may be made to Celtic Healthcare of Carlisle, Suite 100, 220 Wilson St., Carlisle, PA 17013.

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Susan and I send our deepest condolances to you and your family on the loss of your Father. Our prayers are with you.

Jim & Susan Pasquali

Dearest Carol, Todd, Janese, and Kara,
May you find peace in knowing your Beloved Bern is in a place where all pain, sorrow, and tears disappeared when he looked at Jesus' face. "The peace of GOD which passes all understanding shall keep your hearts and minds through CHRIST JESUS..(Philippians 4:17)

Our Love and Deepest Sympathy, Dick and Nancy Hutchings

 My name is Anne Lucas Ryba - I lived in Grassflat and knew Bernie - he was friends with my brothers Ed and Steve Lucas. My sister Bernie Lucas Kapura lives in Carlisle but didn't know that Bernie lived there also. Our symnpathy to you all. Anne Lucas Ryba and the Lucas family

Anne Lucas Ryba

Our prayers are with you and the family. 
Sorry we are out of town but will remember you during your time of sorrow.

Dave & Joyce Michaels

Dear Carol and family, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We send sincere sympathy from the class of '57.
Marcella Turner

Sorry for your loss of a great man.
Jay Manganello

Dear Carol, Todd, Janese, and Kara
Our heartfelt sympathy to all of you. We loved Bernie, he was such a great guy. Know that we are thinking of you. Love to all of you

Rick and Mary Louise DeHaas

 Dear Carol & family,
Bern will always have a special place in Katy's and my heart.
 We have such fond memories. God bless you and the family.

Love Berg & Katy


Carol and Family
May the love of God surround you during this time of sorrow. You're in our thoughts and prayers. Over the years Bernie was a great inspiration
to us and many others.

Bob and Carol Lewis

Dear Carol, Todd, Janese & Kara
In this difficult time, may you find...The kindness of friends to comfort you, compassion to warm and sustain you, and the unfailing love of Jesus to bring peace to your heart, now and in the days to come.

In HIS Love,
Dottie Jury-Elias

Carol and family:
You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Bernie will be missed.

Bill and Jenn Burwell

Our prayers and love are with you Carol and your loving family. Bernie was a very special and inspirational friend to me and my family for many years. We will miss him and always appreciate everything you and he both did for all of the Killian family. May God be with you at this time and always. With love-

Beverley K. Stewart

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Rick and Katie

Janese and Family
"Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome." - Isaac Asimov

Nick and Debbie
Debbie Latina

 Dear Mrs. Kask, Todd, Kelly & Jarrett, and the entire Kask Family.
 Our hearts are with you through this time of mourning and the loss of Mr. Kask. Our lives have been personally touched by the way your family has constantly cared for and loved Mr. Kask through his long illness. You all have set a wonderful example for us to follow. We are sorry we can't be there with you tomorrow, but my job takes me to Newport News, VA tomorrow and Wednesday. You are in our thoughts and prayers. In HIS Love,

Steve & Wendy Forry


Todd, Kellie and Jarrett,
We are so sorry to hear of your father's passing, but take comfort in knowing he has found peace, and he is now walking with the Lord. My prayers are with you and your entire family during this difficult time.

Teri, Heather & Jimmy Miller

Our prayers go out to you and your Family

Nick and Debbie
Debbie Latina

Dear Carol, Todd, Janese and Kara,

My thoughts are with you all!

Much love,
Maggie Folmar Parke

Dear Carol and Family,
Sending our sympathy for the loss of Bernie who was part of my memories growing up in Grassflat with our cousins. May God be with all of you.

Norma (Force) & Karl Kunkel

Dear Carol & Family,

Fred and I send our love and prayers. There just are not any words at a time like this. Though we have not been in touch for so many, many years, I have often thought of you, Bernie and family. I think of the day after our wedding when we found out Fred had picked up one of your suitcases by mistake when we left for our honeymoon. I remember Bernie telling me before you were married how he couldn't wait for that day. I always thought Bernie had such a nice smile. Things like that pop up now and then. I was sorry to learn Bernie had had a severe stroke several years ago. How dreadful for him and certainly all of you. You all have been through a lot. We hope as time passes you will be able to find peace and comfort with faith and wonderful memories to sustain you.

With our love and deepest sympathy.

Diane (Sicora) & Fred Feldmeier

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Since 1853
630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, PA 17013
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