James Donald Bergin

September 1, 1928December 24, 2012

Mr. Bergin, 84, of Charlotte, NC passed away Monday, December 24, 2012. He was born September 1, 1928 in Rochester, NY, a son of the late James A. and Mary Powers Bergin.

Mr. Bergin was a graduate of St. Bonaventure University and a Korean War veteran having attained the rank of Captain in the U. S. Marine Corps.

His family includes his wife, Sandra Pletcher Bergin; six children, Gail Jones, Sue Bernstein, J.P. Bergin, Chris Bergin, Erin Finney and Sandy Moore; and two stepsons, G. Alex O’Hara and Jeffrey O’Hara; as well as his sister, Doris Snyder.

His first wife, Connie Bergin, and his brother, Honorable Eugene Bergin, preceded him in death.

A service with full military honors will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 31st at the National Cemetery in Salisbury, NC.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Parkinson’s Research (


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James Donald Bergin

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January 1, 2013

Dear Aunt Sandy,
Our hearts are with you at this very sad time.. You have alway's been in our hearts even though we have not much contact... We love you as much today, as we did as children
All our Love, Bobby and Dayna Brock

December 31, 2012

Dearest Aunt Sandy,
Our heart's are so saddened to have read about Mr.Bergin death. All our love to you and" The Bergen family" at this very sad time,
Much Love,Bobby and Dayna Brock

Bill & Christine Walsh

December 31, 2012

Dear Sandy,
With our deepest sympathy, our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Bill and Christine Walsh

December 30, 2012

Sandy, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Jim will be missed. His way with words and his poems will always be in my memories. May God bless you and comfort you, and may friends and family give you loving support.
Larry and Susan Whitmore, friends

December 30, 2012

Aunt Sandy & family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. You are so near & dear to my heart. Our prayers are with you.
love you, Chris Berkey Schneider

December 29, 2012

Sandy and family,

We are sorry to learn of Jim's death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God's Grace surround each of you and bring you comfort and peace.
With Sincerest Sympathy and Love,
Tom and Sharon Wilmore

December 29, 2012

I am very sorry for the loss of you dear loved one. You have my deepest sympathies. May the "God that supplies comfort and endurance" be with your family at this difficult time.

— A Williams, charlotte, North Carolina

December 29, 2012

Sandy, I'm so sorry. I will miss his face and funny jokes and smiles. Love you, Sally and Bill Burkholder