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Jim Berni Has Passed

WNPQ/Canton (The Light 95.9) morning host Jim Berni has passed away Sunday from covid pneumonia.

WNPQ PD Jan Markowitz told HisAir, “I cannot imagine the homecoming celebration that awaited Jim in Heaven today. Jim’s faith, compassion and kindness towards others were so refreshing and inspiring. His willingness to love and support others has always resonated with me. Oh how the world will be a little less bright without Jim. My sincerest condolences to his family friends, what an honor it was to work with him and know him.”

Jim joined WNPQ in 2010. In addition Jim was on Channel 21 TV in Youngstown, OH for several years with the “Dialing for dollars” and Host of the “Money Movie.” 

Jim was rushed to the hospital on Monday, January 4th. He suffered major damage to his lungs with blood clots in the arteries of his lungs. Emergency surgery took place Wednesday, January 13th. Unfortunately, his health continued to deteriorate after the surgery. Jim was put in a medicated paralytic state for almost 72-hours the day after surgery. However, this attempt to make progress was unsuccessful.

Please keep Jim’s wife Betty and family including 3 children and 10 grandchildren in your prayers during this time. 

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