It is with heavy hearts that we share news of Bernie Floriani Jr.’s passing. Bernie was a beloved son of our namesake Dr. Bernard P. Floriani and Cathy Floriani and a cherished brother of our Founder Brian Floriani and Lindsey Floriani Arterburn. He was a loving husband, dedicated father, caring uncle and valued member of the Gurnee community.

Bernie was a leader and always encouraged those around him saying, “right now means everything.” Bernie fought ALS for the past six years with strength and tenacity. He leaned on his family, friends and faith throughout his battle.

We are grateful to Bernie for his unwavering support of Bernie’s Book Bank. He was a founding Board Member and two-time Birdies & Books Charity Golf Classic champion, taking home the trophy in 2009 and 2012. Bernie passionately believed that books have the power to change a child’s story.

Bernie’s family invites you to celebrate his life and legacy by making a donation to Bernie’s Book Bank in his honor. Every $12 donation provides 12 books for a local under-served child.

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It is with heavy hearts that we share news of Bernie Floriani Jr.’s passing. Bernie was a beloved son of our namesake Dr. Bernard P. Floriani and Cathy Floriani and a cherished brother of our Founder Brian Floriani and Lindsey Floriani Arterburn. He was a loving husband, dedicated father, caring uncle and valued member of the Gurnee community.

Bernie was a leader and always encouraged those around him saying, “right now means everything.” Bernie fought ALS for the past six years with strength and tenacity. He leaned on his family, friends and faith throughout his battle.

We are grateful to Bernie for his unwavering support of Bernie’s Book Bank. He was a founding Board Member and two-time Birdies & Books Charity Golf Classic champion, taking home the trophy in 2009 and 2012. Bernie passionately believed that books have the power to change a child’s story.

Bernie’s family invites you to celebrate his life and legacy by making a donation to Bernie’s Book Bank in his honor. Every $12 donation provides 12 books for a local under-served child.