Born in Lima, Mr. Bernal came to the United States for his education. He attended the Southern Adventist University, Andrews University, and Ball State University in Indiana.
He taught violin and general music classes in the the Georgia public school system.
“I remember him being so patient. Teaching middle schoolers might not have been his first love, but he did it well,” said former student, Sara Hennessey.
Our condolences are with Mr. Bernal’s family, friends, and colleagues.