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Martin (Marty) Anthony Bernich

May 22, 1953 December 13, 2017
Martin (Marty) Anthony Bernich
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Martin (Marty) Anthony Bernich of Midwest City, OK went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at the age of 64.

Marty is survived by his wife, Brenda Croft Bernich of the home; daughters, Jennifer Salyer and husband Chris, Shelley Caldwell; "bonus" daughters, Amy Darr and Jennifer Collins and husband Darrell; grandchildren, Aubry Giulietti and husband Wade, Cameron Jones, Anna Lehman, Mariah Collins, Izaya Adams, Aubrey Caldwell, Abigail Collins, Jackson Collins and Justin Caldwell, Jr.

He is also survived by a brother, Brill Bernich and Autumn Campbell and daughter, Elena; sister, Kathy Witt and husband Gene with son, Jeff Witt and wife Courtney and daughter, Joan Marie and son, Patrick Witt; step-sister, Lara Alley; uncle, Danny Russell and wife Marilyn and a host of other grieving relatives and friends.

Marty is preceded in death by his parents, Barbara Carole Russell and Kirby Anthony Bernich; an infant twin sister; uncle, Tim and aunt, Irish Russell.

“Mr. B” was a National Board Certified art teacher at Putnam City and Heritage Hall Schools for 37 years. He enjoyed art, but loved his students and co-workers beyond measure. His greatest joy was to "cheer on" and encourage. He also was an avid athlete, setting track records in high school only recently surpassed, biking long distances, golfing, sailing and returning to running in his 50’s! He ran several marathons and even ran a half marathon this spring with his beloved sister, Kathy and grandson, Cameron. Both who run now because of him.

Marty’s faith was the foundation for all he did in this life. He was so loved by the Lord and wanted to pass it on to everybody he met. He was part of the FreeBirds Life group at Life.Church and had many “brothers and sisters” who ministered to him in his last months. He loved them dearly and they loved him. He was also a part of the Life.Church prayer team in previous years making phone calls to many who needed encouragement.

What a privilege to have known this remarkable man. He fought cancer for more than 10 years and did more “living” in those years than many people do their entire lives. Until we meet again…

A Memorial Service is scheduled for 2:00 PM, Friday, December 22, 2017 at Life.Church in Midwest City, Oklahoma.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Crossroads Clinic, 3077 E. College Ave. Guthrie, OK 73044 or

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2:00 PM 12/22/2017 2:00:00 PM
Life Church

6809 East Reno
Midwest City, Oklahoma 73110

Life Church
6809 East Reno Midwest City 73110 Oklahoma
United States

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Crossroads Clinic

3077 East College Avenue
Guthrie, Oklahoma 73044

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