Bernard M. Parys
Bernard M. Parys

Lebanon - Bernie passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at Azura Memory Care in Oconomowoc. Son of the late Valeska and Barney K; husband of Elaine (nee Hackl); father of Roxanne (Don) Gremban, Bernard J. (Donna), and his late infant son Michael; grandfather of Jesse Graziano, Darrin Wittbrot, Sarah Parys, Matthew, and the late Ashley Gremban; great-grandfather of Jayden Graziano, Keanu Ortiz, and Ashton Wittbrot; and brother of the late Jane Ellis. Bernie served our country in the United States Army in Korea, was a Milwaukee Police Officer who retired after 35 years, and also worked for the Oconomowoc PD retiring after 25 years. Services for Bernie will be held Friday, April 9, 2021 at 11:0AM at Faith Bible Alliance Church (W2799 Lehman Road Neosho, WI 53059) with Visitation from 10-10:45AM.Private committal in Woodlawn Cemetery, Neosho. Memorials to Faith Bible Alliance are appreciated.



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Published by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Apr. 8, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Apr
9
Visitation
10:00a.m. - 10:45a.m.
Faith Bible Alliance Church
W2799 Lehman Road, Neosho, Wisconsin
Apr
9
Visitation
10:00a.m. - 10:45a.m.
Faith Bible Alliance Church
W2799 Lehman Road, Neosho, Wisconsin
Apr
9
Service
11:00a.m.
Faith Bible Alliance Church
W2799 Lehman Road, Neosho, Wisconsin
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My sympathies to the Parys family. I worked for Sgt. Parys when I came on the late shift at #7 in 1968. He was one of the best bosses I ever worked for. He told me he was in the military but never made a big deal about it. Only now have I realized what a great soldier he was. I always respected and admired him for his leadership qualities. He led a good life and he truly deserved it. Rest In Peace Sarge !!! Bill Blumenberg
Bill Blumenberg
April 10, 2021
I worked for Bernie on the MPD Underwater Investigation unit. He was a great leader taking care of his men and running the team without a hitch. Put a roof on his farm house and a cement floor in the garage soon after his retirement. I will never forget the things he did for me during my time under his command. I will miss him.
John Blakney
April 9, 2021
I was so sad in hearing of Bernies passing. I worked at,dist number 1 E. Bernie got me out of roll call and asked if I would work for him at Summerfest. I think it was the first year of Summerfest. Didn´t really want to but said yes. That started about a six year stint working for him and Sgt Baron at Summerfest. We had a lot of fun in those days working the midway. Remember George Carlin? Later I joined the MPD dive team Bernie was the boss. It was great working for him. When he left the dive team so did I. New bosses were not the same. I retired in 2000 32 years. He was a great Sgt. old school the best. Miss ya Sarg.
Gene Grabowski
April 8, 2021
I have always referred to him as Sergeant Parys out of great respect as he was my Sergeant at Milwaukee Police District #5 Early Shift where I was a Police Officer from 1976-1978. I worked for, and learned much from, many excellent Sergeants during my time as a Police Officer and Sgt. Parys was one of those who I admired and learned much from by word and just watching him do his job. He was an inspiration and had much to do with the development of my supervisory career. I'm very sorry to hear of his passing but happy that he lived a long, and hopefully healthy, life. On November11, 2014 he responded to a letter I had written to him, and some of the things he wrote were "I always loved my job. When you love your job it's not work." He also wrote that he bought a 69 acre farm in Dodge County and had 6 horses, "which was my dream". He ended it with "Best of luck to you and thanks again for remembering me". I offer my sincere condolences to family and friends and a Salute to Sgt. Parys who I shall always remember.
Glenn Frankovis
Friend
April 8, 2021
CONDOLENCES TO BERNARD PARYS FAMILY, WHO I WORKED WITH EARLY ON IN MY ABBREVIATED 18 PLUS YEAR CAREER AS A POLICE OFFICER BEFORE I RETURNED TO BROADCASTING, AS A BROADCAST ENGINEER, BUT IN LOS ANGELES, THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK, WEST COAST HEADQUARTERS, HOLLYWOOD / LOS ANGELES. STILL PERFORMING THE MUSIC OF SINATRA, TONY BENNETT & NAT "KING" COLE. [email protected]
DONALD H. PINSKER
April 8, 2021
Please accept my sympathy on the passing of Bernie. I worked for Bernie on the job for years. Bernie was one of my sergeants for a few years when we worked Summer Fest. I also played a lot of handball with Bernie at the Eagles Club. Bernie was a very good boss and a good man. RIP
Gregory Thiele
April 8, 2021