Joseph Bernauer Jr. lost his battle to cancer at his home in Cherry Valley on June 12, 2019, surrounded by loved ones.
He was 80.
Joseph was born in Modosch, Yugoslavia on Aug. 25, 1938, to his parents, Josef and Anna Bernauer.
He immigrated to the United States in 1952 with his parents, in hopes of a better life.
He was proud to have served in the Army from 1961 to 1967.
He married Rose Bernauer on Aug. 22, 1964.
He lived in La Canada Flintridge prior to moving to Cherry Valley, where he lived for 41 years.
Joseph worked in the aerospace industry as a design engineer for 37 years.
He was a member of the Saint Stephen’s Catholic Church and the German American Club.
His greatest joy in life was being a father and grandfather.
He was preceded in death by his father Josef Bernauer; mother Anna Bernauer; mother-in-law Domenica Baldi; sister-in-law Donna Baldi; brothers-in-law Michael Baldi; and Emanuel Baldi.
Joseph is survived by his wife Rose Bernauer; daughters Domenica Bernauer and Ann Bernauer-Evans; grandchildren Marcus Evans, Alexandra Evans, Colin Evans and Hunter Cabrera. He is also survived by his sons-in-law Dan Evans and Mario Cabrera; brother-in-law Pasquale Baldi; sisters-in-law Maria Baldi and Lynn Baldi; cousin Rosemarie Martins; along with many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, June 27, 2019, from 5 p.m.- 7 p.m. at Weaver Mortuary, 1177 Beaumont Ave. in Beaumont.
On Friday, June 28, 2019, at 10 a.m. a Mass will be celebrated at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church, 1234 Palm Ave. in Beaumont.
Interment will immediately follow at Mountain View Cemetery, 1315 Edgar Ave. in Beaumont.
Following the interment, a celebration of life will be held for Joseph.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to The National Wounded Warrior Center in Mammoth Lakes would be appreciated. Please let them know that the donation is in honor of Joseph Bernauer Jr.
To donate online, visit http://www.woundedwarriorsmammoth.org/donate/, or send to National Wounded Warrior Center, P.O. Box 7275, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546.