John Philip Reberger Jr., MBA ’13

Reberger,-JohnJohn passed away Saturday, February 8th, of a sudden heart attack near his home in Los Angeles. He leaves a wife and two young sons. John spent the last 20 years designing and implementing strategies that help companies successfully market and sell their new and established products to their target customers. He had done this for a variety of industries, including consumer products, high tech hardware and software, and medical devices. John graduated from Boise High School, the University of Virginia and earned a Pepperdine MBA last year.

As a second-year student in the Full-time MBA program at the Graziadio School , he was hand-picked by faculty for the The Emerging Leaders Mentorship Program. The Emerging Leaders work closely with incoming students to aid in what can often be a difficult transition into the role of a full-time graduate student, offering information with a personal touch that the University’s administration cannot provide.

John is the son of Phil Reberger, an esteemed lobbyist who served as chief of staff to former U.S. Sen. Steve Symms, R-Idaho, and Gov. and U.S. Sen. Dirk Kempthorne.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 22, 10:00 a.m. at  the Church of the Recessional at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 1712 S. Glendale Ave., Glendale, CA, 91205

To remember John, the family suggests two options in lieu of flowers.You are invited to make a contribution in John’s name to Children’s Hospital LA. Go to, “Donate” and check “make this a tribute gift“.

You may also contribution to John’s sons’ 529 educational fund.

Mail a check directly to USAA. You can make the check out to USAA 529 College Savings Plan. In the memo field on your check, please write the following:
508655988-01 50% 508655988-02 50%

USAA 529 College Savings Plan
P.O. Box 55354
Boston, MA 02205-5354

John Philip Reberger Jr., MBA ’13
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  • February 18, 2014 at 4:34 PM

    John – you are missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jen and the kids. Your warm smile, kind heart, and sharp mind made a meaningful difference in the world–even with such a short window of opportunity.

    Rest in peace, friend.

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