Stephen Michael Berniche

May 17, 1957June 5, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Foley Funeral Home, Keene, NH.


Stephen Michael Berniche

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October 16, 2014

I will miss you forever Stephen. My big brother who I loved with all my heart.
So sad you are not here with us........

randy coyne

October 15, 2014

kept me safe in the plane REST IN PEACE my brother

Joe Rock

July 1, 2014

It was an honor to have served with you, Sir. Fair Winds...
Joe Rock (CGAS Cape Cod 1984-1988)

Max Drake

June 25, 2014

Stephen and I went through Naval Aviation training together in the mid 1980's. Oh my God did we share some laughs together. We would study our rear ends off through the week, and tell tell tales of our mishaps and lie about our flying skills over a few beers on Friday nights. Steve always garnered the most laughs due to his storytelling ability. He sailed into "The wild blue yonder" way too soon. RIP to a very good man, and an old friend Max Drake, USCG Aviator #2495. Stephen was #2496.........

Joy Brooks

June 18, 2014

RIP my classmate.

June 13, 2014

You will truly be missed Steve. Enjoy your peace with your beautiful daughter and father. You will be thought of often for your kind smile and humor. I am sorry to his mother and Erin and Cody you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Brian Tait

June 12, 2014

I remember meeting Steve shortly after the accident of the USCG-1432 in February 1979. He was a close friend of my brother, John B. Tait who along with three others, perished in that accident. I again saw him at the 20th reunion of that accident and he had told me he returned to the Coast Guard pilot training. He was a wonderful person and I will always carry fond memories of him. Be at peace my friend... You will be missed!

Marty Nelson

June 12, 2014

I knew Stephen as "Mr. Berniche". He was beloved by his enlisted crews and we flocked to maintenance to see if there was room on his plane as soon as his name was posted on the flight schedule. Long before CRM, there were smart pilots that used their crews effectively, and Steve was one of them. You were never safer in the air than in the seat behind him or in the water with him over head.
fair winds and following seas, LT.

Bob Brady

June 12, 2014

Steve was a great guy. I always enjoyed crossing paths with him in Gitmo, Mobile and E-city. He had a great sense of humor.


June 12, 2014

Stephen is a man I will always remember and honor! He was a dear friend of my late brother, Brad Tait, who died serving our country while in the USCG off Cape Cod in 1979, along with 3 others and one brave survivor. Stephen's zest for life, sincerity of heart, and passion for life was inspiring to my entire family during such a dark chapter in our lives. Speak often of those fond memories - as they will continue to enrich our lives with his memory! Love, Beth in NH