Samuel J. "Sam" Bernardi Jr.

SAMUEL J. BERNARDI, JR. "SAM" VALPARAISO, IN Samuel J. "Sam" Bernardi, Jr., age 71, of Valparaiso IN, passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at the VNA Horton Hospice Center in Valparaiso. He was born in Highland Park, IL on January 30, 1941 to the late Samuel, Sr. and Catherine (nee Hart) Bernardi. Sam was a resident of Valparaiso since 1945, and attorney with Spangler, Jennings & Dougherty, P.C. for 40 years. He graduated from Highland Park High School in 1958, Miami of Ohio, and received his law degree from the University of Notre Dame, was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church, Valparaiso Country Club, and the Elks Lodge BPOE 500. Sam is survived by son, Sam J. (Heidi) Bernardi III of Valparaiso, IN; daughters: Caty (Bill) Sickles, Colleen Ochs, and Angie (Tim) Carroll, all of Indianapolis, IN; 12 grandchildren; and sister, Nancie C. Menzies of Connecticut. Preceded in death by parents; and sister, Sallie M. Coleman. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at St. Paul Catholic Church, 1855 W. Harrison Blvd., Valparaiso, IN with Fr. Michael Hoffman officiating. Cremation, Calvary Crematory, Portage, IN. Friends may call on Friday, January 4, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Dykes Funeral Home, 2305 N. Campbell St., Valparaiso, IN. Memorials may be made to the St. Paul Catholic Church Ministries. Arrangements by Dykes Funeral Home, Inc. (219) 462-3125.


Funeral Home

Dykes Funeral Home, Inc.
2305 North Campbell Street Valparaiso, IN 46385
(219) 462-3125

Published in The Times from Jan. 3 to Jan. 4, 2013