John Berenyi – A Friend 1947-2013

John Berenyi- A Friend!

I have the sad duty to report to you the passing away of my great friend and colleague John Berenyi. John succumbed to cancer after a long struggle. He was not a complainer and did not burden his friends with worry and angst about his condition. John was a frequent guest on my radio show, The Advocates and for the last six years starred on my year end show. He was always there when I needed a quick replacement and his insightful understanding of economics, financing, energy and the world in general was always spot on. Over the past few years, John and I worked together advising cities and towns on renewable and alternate sources of energy. He had boundless personal energy and was always on the go. Whenever I could pin him down, we always discussed history, politics and the current state of affairs, inside and outside, the Beltway.

He was a frequent guest of ours at our annual Chinese New Year Party and we even lunched in Chinatown with John and Eileen, on Dim Sum on one New Year’s morning. Linda and I were also astounded by all of his connections and by the fact that he was friendly with some of our friends. He was a wonderful husband and a father of three accomplished and wonderful daughters. To say the least, that Linda and I will miss him terribly is an understatement.

John’s Bio from our past yearend show on December 26, 2013.

John Berenyi currently he advises governments, corporations and non profit organizations from Mt. Vernon, NY to South Carolina and cities in South Florida on sustainability, risk management and strategic planning related to alternative energy. Internationally, he is an adviser on these matters to companies and public entities in Israel, New Zealand, Hungary and other areas.