John Bernecker

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John H. Bernecker was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on March 2, 1984 and on July 12, 2017, made his journey to Heaven's gates. He was only 33 years old. He was the beloved only son of Susan Sherlock Bernecker of Metairie. He is survived by his devoted grandmother, Joyce Bellande Sherlock; his uncles, Tommy Sherlock and Jerry Sherlock; his aunts, Peggy Sherlock Tobin and Holly Sherlock Rose; and his loving cousins, Robert Thompson, Jessica Thompson Palma, and Mallory Thompson. John is also survived by his father, Hans H. Bernecker; his grandfather, Thomas A. Sherlock; as well as countless cousins, family and friends. John attended St. Catherine of Siena, St. Francis Xavier, Holy Cross High School and graduated from Montverde Academy. He attended the University of New Orleans and Southeastern University in Hammond. John's extraordinary athletic ability and charismatic personality were a perfect match for his dream job as a stunt performer in movies and television. His success was quick. As a stuntman and coordinator, he performed in over 90 feature films and television shows. John was a member of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television Actors. He owned Prodigy Stunts LLC, which developed into his stunt family. John mentored and encouraged many up and coming stuntmen and women to follow their dreams. His loving nature, constant smile, and wonderful sense of humor made him a friend to everyone he met and worked with. He was kind-hearted, generous and humble. He loved life and everyone loved John. He was a loving person that helped all who came in his path. John is the bright light that showed us all the way to live - one fantastic human being. We all should live like John. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation to be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 29, 2017, at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. A Funeral Mass will follow in the Chapel of the funeral home beginning at 3:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Metairie Cemetery in All Saints Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, donations in honor of John H. Bernecker may be made on his official website: The family invites you to share your fond memories at
Published in from July 23 to July 29, 2017
Arrangements under the direction of:
Metairie Cemetery Assoc
5100 PONTCHARTRAIN BLVD | New Orleans, LA 70124 | (504) 486-6331
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