John G. Berger

April 18, 1939July 31, 2018

John G. Berger, Sr., passed away on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at Holy Cross Hospital, in Fort Lauderdale.

John is survived by his beloved wife, Patricia H. Berger; dear father of John G. (Suzanne) Berger, Jr., Suzanne (Chris) Barrali and Anne (Leo) Shaw; devoted grandfather of Jack, Christopher Berger, Matthew, Marissa Barrali, Maddie and Jimmy Shaw; son of the late Edward and Teresa Berger; brother of the late Edward (Barbara), Donald (late Judith) Berger and Mary Jane (late Jack) Fanning; also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family will be present Sunday 4-8 PM at the DENGLER ROBERTS PERNA FUNERAL HOME, 8630 Transit Rd., East Amherst (one mile north of Maple Road). A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Monday at 8:45 AM at St. Gregory the Great Church. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to Mt. Irenaeus, PO Box AR, St. Bonaventure, NY 14778 or the Berger Family Endowment at St. Joseph’s Collegiate.

Local arrangements have been entrusted to the Kraeer-Fairchild Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 4061 North Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale.


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Jerry Hourihan

August 4, 2018

My condolences to John' family, John was a most loyal ,Bonnie classmate & friend, always a kind word for all,RIP John
Jerry Hourihan

Tammy Shay

August 4, 2018

...through a big warm smile and a strong, friendly embace he said upon spotting us at a restaurant in Florida, "as I live and breathe!"...and I'm guessing that's how he greeted God this week too.
He now lives and breathes in God's loving embrace forever.
Peace be with you Berger family.
Much love,

Terrence & Maria Roche

August 4, 2018

Dear Patricia and family, We are so sorry to learn of John's death. while we have not kept contact with our classmates, we remember John very well from St.Bonas. He was a terrific leader and friend to all. We will remember him and you in our prayers. Terry, '60 and Maria (Miller) '61 Roche

Marie Celestino

August 3, 2018

We shared the same hallway at Ocean Colony for over 20 years. I will miss my neighbor and friend John. A sense of humor that I will remember fondly. Rest in Peace John.

Cindy Zimmer

August 2, 2018

Oh dear John, You were always such a sweetie and a caring gentleman. Will definitely be missed.