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John F. Bernard
March 3, 1940 ~ November 25, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old
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John Francis Bernard, 83, of Salida, died November 25, 2023 surrounded by his family. John was born in Appleton, Wisconsin, oldest son of Robert and Emily Bernard. His family moved to Fullerton,CA where John graduated from Mater Dei High School. John went to Loyola University in Los Angeles graduating with a BA in engineering. He married Mary Jo Hegener in 1964.He went on to get an MBA at University of Southern California. He served in the Air Force as a hospital administrative officer at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX. John had a long career at KPMG. He was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed water skiing and boating with his family at Lake Arrowhead, CA. He also enjoyed snow skiing with his family and surfing. The Bernard’s retired to Salida in 2005 where they enjoyed hiking, skiing and snowshoeing. The family is very grateful that his loving wife was able to take care of him at home during his last years. John loved God and his family. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary Jo Bernard, son Pat (Missy) of Arizona, son Pete (Julie) of Salida, daughter, Susie Miller of Salida, brothers Bill Bernard (Leah), Richard Bernard (Katie), Steve Bernard (Michelle), sister, Mary Bernard, and sister-in-law, Sue Bernard of California. He was blessed with 9 grandchildren, Drew, Annabelle, Melynda, Jake and Luke of Arizona, Jack and Josh Bernard of Salida and Lily and Pren Miller of Salida, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by their infant son, Daniel, his parents, and brothers, David and Paul Bernard. A Catholic mass is pending for springtime. Friends who desire may make Memorial Contributions to either the American SIDS Institute or the Alzheimer’s Association through the funeral home. Arrangements are with Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home.