Sally Ann Bernard
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Sally Ann Bernard
  • January 5, 1946 - July 30, 2017
  • North Canton, Ohio

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Sally A. Bernard, age 71, of North Canton, passed away in her sleep on Sunday, July 30, 2017.

She was born January 5, 1946 in Pittsburgh, PA to the late Paul and Helen V. Rooney. Sally graduated from the Mercy School of Nursing in 1967 and practiced as a registered nurse in Columbus and Canton. Following a short career in nursing, she went back to school for her B.A. at Malone College followed by earning an M.A. in Psychology and Counseling at Walsh University. She served as a licensed drug and alcohol counselor for 25 years at One Step Counseling, and for 5 years at Vista Counseling. In the early 1980s, she initiated a drug and alcohol intervention process in the North Canton School System and created the North Canton Community Intervention Committee which she chaired for several years. This committee was created to help kids in high school and middle school with chemical problems. Sally was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church, North Canton, and The Alliance of the Stark County Dental Society, and was active in The Canton Junior League.

She is survived by her children, Chris Bernard, Marci Bernard, Allison Bernard, and Matt Bernard; sisters, Rebecca Rooney and Mary Pat (Scott) Learned; twin brother, Bernard Rooney; and brother, Dan (Gloria) Rooney.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 11:00am at St. Paul Catholic Church, 241 South Main Street, North Canton. Interment will be in North Canton Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-8pm on Friday in the Karlo-Libby Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Martin Center, 1253 3rd St SE, Canton, OH 44707or The Junior League of Stark County, Ohio, 4450 Belden Village St NW #106, Canton, OH 44718.