Jeffrey Paul Berning

January 12, 1958July 5, 2019
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Jeffrey P. Berning, 61, was born in Dayton, Ohio on January 12, 1958 and passed away in Jupiter, Florida on July 5, 2019. Jeff graduated from Cocoa Beach High School. Jeff started in the convenience store-gasoline market in the 1970's as a customer service rep for Step-Saver C-Stores.They were bought out by MAPCO, who then promoted him to Area Manager of stores in South Florida. When MAPCO sold out to BP he was appointed District Manager for South Florida BP's. After 10 years with BP, APEC bought the BP sites and he was promoted to Brand Manager of the East Coast sites. He had just celebrated 10 years with APEC.

Jeff was married to his loving wife, Carol Berning for 26 years. They wed on April 23, 1993. He loved sports and really enjoyed football, baseball and Nascar. He always looked forward to taking vacations (especially cruises), loved shopping, watching TV, sports trivia and was passionate about his dogs, Daisy and Max. His favorite thing was spending time with his grandchildren and family.

Jeff is survived by his wife, Carol Berning; children, Melina (Dave) Rinehart, Kimberly Justice Benge, Jennifer Justice and Robert Justice (Sherrie); sisters, Susie Rickel, Sandy Burns-Gilbert and Sarah Manning and grandchildren, Sean, Avery, Evangeline, Nicolas, Ashley, Kristina, Kelsey, Cody, Madison and Abbigail.

He is predeceased by his two brothers, Robert and Jack Berning and a sister, Pamela Hennessy.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Busch Wildlife, Furry Friends of Jupiter or any animal rescue organization.


  • Visitation Sunday, July 14, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 15, 2019


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Traci Westling

July 15, 2019

Carol & family

I just wanted to share that your granddaughter did a lovely tribute at Jeff’s funeral today . It was uplifting & will stay with me . The priest was absolutely wonderful also . I’m sorry we didn’t get to speak with you today at the service but we were able to snag some of the last few seats available. Jeff will be sadly missed by all. He was a wonderful giving generous person . We love you & God Bless

Anne Dumond

July 15, 2019

I have known Jeff for over 7 years and instantly liked him from the first day we met. He is such a kind, generous, funny and a true gentleman ... who spoke of his family quite often. I enjoyed working with Jeff on projects and we spoke almost daily which makes me very sad that I will not hear from my friend again. I had oral surgery a few months again and was in some discomfort and not my bubbly self when we spoke and Jeff knew it so he sent me this pic after we hung up and texted “Did I make you smile?” The answer was definitely YES and he will be sincerely missed.

My thoughts and prayers go to his entire family ❤️


Saidur Rashid

July 14, 2019

Jeff was not only our territory manager but also a mentor to me. He was always there to help all dealers, he will be missed! I still can not believe that he is gone, He was literally working 7 days a week and always responded even on the weekends. I wish and pray his soul to Rest In Peace .

Asad Zaman

July 13, 2019

We were heartbroken when we heard the news. Jeff was a wonderful person and a good friend of ours. We have known him for over 10 years and learned a lot from him. He always got our back. He will be missed sincerely.

From Asad & Ash

Jennifer Justice

July 13, 2019

I’m very heartbroken. For I have lost the most amazing man in my world as for my entire family has. He always stood by my side, loved my mother more than his life itself. He always put a smile on everyone’s face no matter what the situation. I’m at a loss of words right now, but will make him proud! My dad , my leader , my ROCK! ( as he was for our entire family) as he will always be just from above now as my angel! I love you dad . R.I.P
And yes put me in place when I need it. You can’t throw me in the pond anymore, it wasn’t funny then but it makes laugh now! Forever in my heart and always in my thoughts. We will all miss that smile and laughter. So may things about you just made our world go round.


Your Granddaughter Ashley

July 13, 2019

Grandpa, dad, were all those and so much more to me. Living with you for the majority of my childhood until a year and a half ago when I finally was able to get my own place, was the biggest blessing I have ever had in my life. You were my blessing. You and grandma have met the entire world to me for as long as I can remember. There are so many things I’m going to miss. Listening to you roll back and forth in your computer room chair while you work, the laughter and noises you would make while playing with Daisy, the sarcastic jokes you ALWAYS made to me, especially after the joke when you would always say “come on now, would I lie to you?” all while laughing. You were the first person to hold me when I was born and I’m so grateful since the day that I was born you welcomed me with open arms as if I was your own child..after a while I pretty much was your kid. We did so many things together and there was so many things I still wanted to do with you. My heart is completely broken. Everyday when I wake up I feel like I have just woken up from a nightmare..until I realize it’s not a dream, its real. My entire life you have been the center of it, my rock, my backbone, my protector, my guide in this cruel world we live in, my dad and so much more. I can’t believe you’re gone. My life will never be the same. Ever. My heart is shattered into a million pieces right now and I’m not sure if it will ever heal. I will never stop missing you and loving you. I will forever be yearning for your voice, your love, your hugs and every single thing about you.

To the love of my life, this isn’t goodbye it’s just a see you later.
Your pumpkin.


July 13, 2019

Rest easy my friend you will truly be missed.

Your friend,
Scott E.


July 13, 2019


Brian Jackson

July 13, 2019

Gone too soon. J B you were one of the nicest people I ever met while working for BP and you always greeted me like we had known each other and been friends for years. You will be truly missed and my heart hurts to know we have lost you but until we meet again SIP. Condolences and prayers to the family.

Jeff Riley

July 13, 2019

My heart breaks at the loss of my friend. Jeff was a gentle spirit, one of the best men you could ever call a friend. His love and zest for life shone all around him and he brought joy, companionship and love whenever you were in his presence. I first met Jeff when I relocated to South Florida to work for bp. He became one of the best friends I had and we stayed in touch throughout the years past our working relationship at bp. He always called me his brother and was never at a loss to make me feel special. He just had a way of making you feel like you were the most important person in his life. I will sadly miss my friend and keep my memories close in my heart for the rest of my life. My thoughts, prayers and love go out to his family. Fly high my friend, our loss is heaven's gain. Until we meet again........