Robert P. Bernoski Jr., 41, toll police sergeant

May 22, 2002

Robert P. Bernoski Jr., a sergeant with the Maryland Transportation Authority Police, died of cancer May 15 at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Severn resident was 41.

At his death, Mr. Bernoski was a commercial safety officer at the Harbor Tunnel, in charge of the scale houses that weigh commercial vehicles.

He began his career with the department in 1986 as a patrol officer. During his 16-year career, he also had assignments at the Fort McHenry Tunnel, Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge and Bay Bridge.

Born in Baltimore and raised in the Brooklyn area, he was a 1979 graduate of Brooklyn Park High School. Before joining the transportation police, he was a retail manager at area department stores.

Mr. Bernoski enjoyed gardening and home remodeling projects.

He was a member of Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 34 and the Commercial Vehicle Safety Officer Honor Guard.

Mr. Bernoski was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Odenton and St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church in Brooklyn, where a Mass of Christian burial was offered Monday.

He is survived by his wife of nine years, the former Mary Grace; a son, Joshua R. Bernoski of Severn; three daughters, Cassandra M. Bernoski of Severn and Carrisa D. Bernoski and Angela N. Bernoski, both of Kent Island; his parents, Josephine A. and Robert P. Bernoski Sr. of Brooklyn; and three sisters, Jo Ann Bernoski of Millersville, Barbara Clifton of San Antonio and Teresa Kuhn of Perryville. His marriage to Denise Cooper ended in divorce.

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