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Richard D. "Rick" Bernard a lifelong resident of Warrenville Richard D. "Rick" Bernard, 57, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. He was born April 23, 1955, in Berwyn, IL. He was the beloved son of Lucy (nee Colagrossi) and the late Frank D. Bernard; loving brother of Gary (Lorraine) Bernard of Winfield, IL, Frank D. (Shari-Lyn) Bernard of Oswego, IL and John Bernard of Warrenville, IL, and fond uncle of Nicholas, Andria and Evan Bernard, and Matthew, Mary, Rachel, Maria-Lucia, Michael and Margaret-Mary Bernard. Rick grew up in Warrenville, attended St. Irene's Grade School, St. Francis High School in Wheaton and attended the College of DuPage in Lombard. Throughout the years, Rick worked for Caterpillar Corp., Aurora, IL and T.G.I. Fridays, Naperville, IL. Rick was an antique motorcycle collector and enthusiast. He was a drummer, snow and water skier and held a black belt in taekwondo. Rick was a member of St. Irene Catholic Church, Warrenville and Warrenville VFW Post #8081 Men's Auxiliary. Visitation will be Sunday, Nov. 11, from 2 to 6 p.m. at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville. Additional visitation will be Monday, Nov. 12, from 10 to 11 a.m. at St. Irene Catholic Church, 28W531 Warrenville Road, Warrenville, IL 60555, 630-393-2400, where a Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. Future inurnment will be in Assumption Cemetery, Wheaton, IL. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Warrenville VFW Post #8081, 3S371 Mignin Drive, Warrenville, IL 60555, 630-393-2442, St. Irene Catholic Church, 28W531 Warrenville Road, Warrenville, IL 60555, 630-393-2400 or Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 119 N. West St., Wheaton, IL 60187, 630-871-8387. For information, 630-355-0213 or www.friedrich-jones.com.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Nov. 10, 2012
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