Phi Kappa Sigma

Edward B. Berninger ’50

Mr. Berninger, 88, died April 29 in Fort Myers, Florida. He was bom in Scranton, Pennsylvania. After graduating from Wyoming Seminary in Kingston, Pennsylania, in 1946, he attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on an ROTC scholarship, graduating with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineeing in 1950. He served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953 in Texas and New Mexico. While stationed in San Antonio, he met his future wife, Carol Anne Ray. After his Army service, he received a master's degree in business administration from Harvard Business School in 1955. He worked at Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati, Ohio, before spending most of his career in mainframe computer operations at Esso (later·Exxon) in New York, Sweden, Florida, and New Jersey. He volunteered for the Millburn-Short Hills Chapter of the American Red Cross and gave pro-bono tax-preparation help at community clinics. Through church, he tutored at-risk students from the Newark schools. He sang baritone in Community Congregational Church choir, the Summit Chorale, and the Sanibel Community Chorus in Florida.