Ric passed away on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at Rosewood on Broadway in Fargo at the age of 66. Richard L. (Ric) Bernardy was born on November 24, 1950 to Esther and Otto Bernardy of Fargo, ND. Ric attended school in Fargo, and graduated from North High. While in high school Ric worked for Frank McCone Company delivering candy and snacks to area stores in the Lake country, as well as the F-M area. Ric also worked as an usher at the Fargo Theater. After graduation, Ric signed up with the U.S. Marines, and volunteered to go to Vietnam. He served two years (1970-1972) in the Marines, and was promoted to Lance Corporal. Ric was very proud to be a Marine and serving his country. After his service, Ric worked for various plumbing outfits in the area. He is survived by his mother, Esther Bernardy, his son, Justin (Mandy) Bernardy and grandson, Carson. He is also survived by his sisters, Renee Buckman of Moorhead, MN, and Rita (John) Kamp of Burleson, Texas. He was preceded in death by his father (Otto), and brothers Rodger and Randy Bernardy. A memorial service will be held at 10 AM on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Fargo with Military Funeral Honors.

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  1. Breaks my heart to lose another classmate from the ’69 Fargo North Spartans. May he find a new freedom and joy in his next life that he so much deserves for all he gave in this part of his life. He will live on through all he left in the hearts and minds of the many who knew him.

  2. Rest in peace my old friend your big personality will be greatly missed by many. You were truly one of a kind god broke the mold when he made you. Michael J Skaarer

  3. Sorry to hear about Ric. He had a great smile and I’m glad I got to know him. Rest in peace. You will be missed.

  4. A respected friend of mine throughout our early years in life and I will always have those great memories of him. May God keep him in a new life.
    Jim Vos

  5. You are too young to leave us my friend. From one Vietnam Vet to another, I salute you. Have a nice sleep. See you in the other side. Frank Anderson

  6. Ric was a great guy. He made me laugh all the time at work, I had many great times with him, he will be missed by all.

  7. Remembering all the good times on Pelican Lake we had with the highschool gang. You will be missed.

    P

  8. We would like to pass on our deepest sympathy to the Bernardy family on Ricks passing. Rick was a wonderful guy who loved to laugh and enjoy life. May you always cherish the memories you have of Rick in the days to follow & years to come. God Bless you all

  9. I am so sorry to hear about Ric’s passing, may you find peace in your cherished memories of him.
    I will always carry Ric in my heart for the beautiful gift he gave me.

  10. My sympathy to The Bernardy Family. Way to young for Rick to pass , nice man. Always quick with a smile. We all thank Rick for his service.

  11. Ric, we knew each other all our lives. I can’t believe I’m saying goodbye , without being there. You will always be close to my heart. My prayers are with your family. And I believe one day we shall meet again. God bless. Sherry Moeller, Ochsner

  12. My dad and you were best buddies while I was growing up. You and all dads friends were always like uncles to me. I hope you and dad are hanging out now high above us all. Fly high my friend. Love you Rick.

  13. I knew you when you were Ricky, and always enjoyed your funny, gentle, friendly spirit. You will be missed whenever I’m at the Lake thinking about the good old times growing up. May you rest in peace with no more pain and may your family find comfort in their memories of you.

    Stephanie Hanna

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