There is nothing more important than family.

--Bob Bernoski
  • 72 years old
  • Born on April 12, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois, United States.
  • Passed away on November 7, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas, United States.

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Bob Bernoski. He was a loving father, husband, brother, and friend to many. We wanted a place for those that knew him to share their condolances, stories and memories in the hopes that we can all help each other heal in the face of this heartbreaking loss. If he ever made you laugh, or touched your life in any way, we'd love for you to share your story.

Robert Paul Bernoski passed away unexpectedly Monday, November 7, 2016.

Bob, as he was known to family and friends, was born April 12, 1944, in Chicago, IL, to Raymond and Loyola Bernoski. He grew up on the South Side, graduating from Brother Rice High School and attending Loyola University. Married in 1965 to his first wife, Rita Sheffner, he spent his early career advancing in sales until moving to Mansfield in 1977. Once there, he started his own business, Berfam Engineering, named aptly after what he considered his most important asset, his "Bernoski Family." He spent 30 years in the bakery equipment industry as a successful businessman and entrepreneur (traveling the world) and making many friends along the way. Bob married Constance Stevens on Dec. 24, 2005. As a retiree, he volunteered with the American Association of Retired Persons to provide free income tax preparation through the Fort Worth library.

Anyone who knew him, knew that Bob was a Chicagoan at heart. As such, he loved da Bears, Italian beef, the arts, and the blues. Passionate about golf, some of Bob's favorite times were on the course playing with friends all across the country. With his quick wit and sharp intellect, he could always be relied upon to find the humor in a situation. Throughout his life he brought tremendous joy and laughter to his family and friends. In addition to his family, one of the things Bob valued most was helping others. As such, he left a strong legacy of "giving back" with his children and grandchildren. Bob will be deeply missed and his absence will be felt for years to come.

Bob was preceded in death by his father and mother, Raymond and Loyola Bernoski, and his first wife, Rita Bernoski. Survivors: Together 20 years, Bob is survived by his wife, Constance Stevens; children and their spouses, Lynn and Wes Smith, Beth and Tom Bergeron, Cathy Bernoski and Darrell Stevens, Mike and Amy Bernoski, Laura and David Vaillancourt, Amy Bernoski, Merritt Minnemeyer and Thomas Flynn; loving grandchildren, Conor, Ashlyn, Mallory, Thomas, Simone, Elijah, Nathan, Ella, Wesley, Sydney, James, Abby, Sayvaughn, Jayvaughn, Luke and Lily; brother and sister and their spouses, Tom and Cynthia Bernoski, Mary Ellen and Tom Thurston; and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation in his memory to the First Tee of Ft. Worth (Life Skills for Children).

A “Celebration of Life” will be held at 4:30 on January 14, 2017, at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, TX. All friends and family are welcome.

Posted by Jonah Frank on 29th November 2016
I'm so sorry to hear about Bob's passing. He always had such a kind, warm energy about him. What a blessing he was to his family. Wishing all of you love and strength in these trying times.
Posted by Valerie Crowe on 20th November 2016
Many prayers to all of you. We know what you are going through and are praying for peace. I know that all of you Bernoski's will be there for each other and that gives me comfort. Love you all!
Posted by Cynthia Divietro on 17th November 2016
My heart is breaking and so sad to hear of Bob's passing. I have so many fond memories of our friendship and loved all his children. Years have passed since I have seen any of the Bernoski's but still remember all the good times.
Posted by Christina Rudiger on 17th November 2016
I was so upset to hear about Bob's passing. I have always cherished the fond memories of him supporting his family. He was there for them all and loved hearing him talk about how important they were to him. My prayers of peace and comfort go out to his family at this time. Love you all!
Posted by Wendy Jeanes on 15th November 2016
I've lived a life that's full I've traveled each and every highway But more, much more than this I did it my way Regrets, I've had a few But then again, too few to mention I did what I had to do And saw it through without exemption I planned each charted course Each careful step along the byway And more, much more than this I did it my way Yes, there were times, I'm sure you knew When I bit off more than I could chew But through it all, when there was doubt I ate it up and spit it out I faced it all and I stood tall And did it my way I've loved, I've laughed and cried I've had my fill my share of losing And now, as tears subside I find it all so amusing To think I did all that And may I say - not in a shy way Oh no, oh no, not me I did it my way For what is a man, what has he got If not himself, then he has naught To say the things he truly feels And not the words of one who kneels The record shows I took the blows And did it my way Yes, it was my way
Posted by Cheryl Creamer on 14th November 2016
Mr. Bernoski had a presence about him. It was always an honor to see him. And yes! He was always smiling or telling a funny or interesting story. I feel blessed to have known him. Our deepest condolences, Joe & Cheryl Creamer
Posted by Steven Reddy on 14th November 2016
Bob was a very competitive golfer and you could always count on him to be a great competitor or partner. I played hundreds of matches with and against him in the 38 years of knowing Bob. He was also very generous. I have lots of fond memories of Bob.
Posted by Vance Bradley on 13th November 2016
Bob touched my life in so many ways. From the beginning, he invited me into his "family" and accepted me lovingly. I still remember how much love and affection he had for all his children and he loved being with them. My life will always be so much richer for having Bob in it. There is another angel in heaven tonight.
Posted by Cathy Bernoski on 13th November 2016

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