Luba Bernhard - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Luba Bernhard

July 14, 1935 - March 9, 2019

          Luba Bernhard, age 83, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Saturday, March 9, 2019.

          Born in Ukraine on July 14, 1935, she was a daughter of the late Dmytro and Anna (Derewianko) Ostrishko.  Luba worked as a cashier at A & P and then with SuperFresh and retired after 42 years.  She enjoyed crocheting, reading mystery novels and watching her favorite detective shows.  She is best known for her fried chicken, which has been a favorite of people in many states across the country.

          In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, David Bernhard and her sister, Tina Gula.  Luba is survived by her children, Daniel Bernhard (Bonnie) and Lisa Bernhard (Kellee); brothers, John Ostrishko, Walter Ostrishko (Monica) and Tom Ostrishko (Kathleen); grandchildren, Nicki Ames (Stephen) and Derek Bernhard; 3 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

          A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 11 am. Interment will be held at a later date.

          In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Luba’s memory to Trustbridge Hospice at 


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  • Dear Families of Luba,

    So very sorry for your loss. Even though we lost touch when our parents passed away, we were able to reconnect recently and shared a lot of memories from 50 some years ago. I never forgot how she took me under her wings when I was just a teenager. She will be always be in my thoughts and what a wonderful person she was.

    Take care and my heartfelt sympathy goes out to everyone.

    Hanna Egorenko Short

  • All my love and prayers go out to family and friends of lubba s
    Love penny

  • I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear mother. I worked with her at the A&P many years ago and always found her to be a loving, kind person and hard worker. I am sure her passing is heartbreaking for those who loved her but I hope it helps to know others were touched by her throughout the years and she will always be remembered with great fondness. My deepest sympathy!

  • Our deepest sympathy.