Joseph Lawrence Berniger

June 17, 1934June 13, 2021

Joseph “Joe” Lawrence Berniger, 86, of Old Tappan, passed away peacefully on June 13, 2021. He was born in Bronx, NY on June 17, 1934, the younger of two children.

He was predeceased by his parents and brother. Surviving are his three children; Randi (Brian) Shea, Leslie (John) Yetsko, and Jonathan (Marcy) Berniger, as well as his five grandchildren, Rhiannah, Anika, Zachary, Catie, and Sammi.

A funeral service will be held 11am on Thursday, June 17, 2021 at Gutterman & Musicant Jewish Funeral Directors, 402 Park St., Hackensack, NJ 07061. Burial will follow at Beth Moses Cemetery, 1500 Wellwood Ave., West Babylon, NY 11704.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Joe’s memory to Atlantic Home Care and Hospice, 465 South St., Suite 100, Morristown, NJ 07962 or


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    Thursday, June 17, 2021


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Candace Straka (Kounter)

June 17, 2021

I worked with Joe for many years and I am sad to hear of his passing. May your memories bring you comfort and make you smile. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family during this difficult time.

Margaret Janikian

June 15, 2021

Heartfelt condolences to the Entire Berniger family for such a great loss. May he be reunited with his family and be at peace and may all of you be comforted with the love and support from family and friends. Much much love to all of you…a friend…Margaret