BEREHEIKO, JOHN J. 60 - of Galloway, passed away on Saturday, March 29, 2014 surrounded by his family at Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. Born in Middlesex, New Jersey, he moved with his wife to South Jersey in 1976 when he was hired by the Atlantic City Fire Department. John served the City of Atlantic City for 31 years, rising through the ranks to become Chief of the Department. John was a devoted husband and father, survived by his loving wife, Elizabeth; his son, Joseph (Jessica); his daughter, Laura (Jack); his mother, Patricia; brothers, Robert (Betty Ann), James (Theresa) and David (Karen); many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church, 1409 Pacific Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401, on Friday, April 4 from 4pm to 8pm and Saturday, April 5, from 10am to 11am with a Mass following at 12 Noon. Immediately following the Mass, John will be laid to rest at the Holy Cross Cemetery in Mays Landing. Arrangements were entrusted to Wimberg FuneraI Home in Galloway, NJ. For condolences, please visit www.wimberg In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church or the Atlantic City Fire Department Sand Pipers Pipe and Drum Band. (

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paul kulpak

To the Bereheiko family, I'm very sorry for the loss of John. We hadn't been in
contact with each other for many years, but he is still my friend as all of you. My
heart goes out to all. Paul & Fran Kulpak

To the Bereheiko family, very sorry to hear of your loss. Chief Bereheiko was a great man and a great leader. May he rest in peace. Fire Fighter Steve Weierbach ACFD

James Foley

To Liz and family, I was so sad to hear about the passing of my good friend John. We started in the fire department together as rookies and became chief officers and good friends throughout the 31 years John served. John was a great Fire Chief, he was respected by his peers and he will be sadly missed by his fire department brothers. God bless you in the days ahead and provide you with strenght and know that John will always be smiling down on you and the ACFD

So sorry to hear about johns passing it was my pleasure to serve with him in the Atlantic city fire department retired 1994, I found john very capable in each and every rank he held from private to Chief of the department may he rest in peace. .

DENISE Onofrio

Dear Liz, Laura and Joe:

So sorry to hear about John's passing. What a great Guy he was!! I remember all the fun we used to have at the girls traveling soccer games...I don't think he ever missed one..I can't imagine your grief, but know that he will always be with you in your heart.

Leo and Denise Onofrio

Nutan Patel

Mrs. Bereheiko and family,
I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Bereheiko's passing. I know how special he was to you, your family and all his friends. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss. His memory, love and tenderness will sustain you with peace and joy in the days to come. He was a special gentleman, he will dearly be missed.

Nutan Patel

William McGrail

John was a good and kind man who will be missed not only by his family but by all those he worked with and cared for in the AC Fire Department. Rest in peace, Chief,
Bill and Cathy McGrail

Eddie Maguire

Bereheiko Family,
John was A Good, Fair Man.. His Vision for ACFD was never realized. We Will All Grieve Your Loss With You. Bráithreachas - Brotherhood.
God Bless,
Eddie & Beth Maguire
Cape Coral, Florida
ACFD ret

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