Ronald (RB) Bergsman

July 29, 1942October 5, 2021

Ronald (RB) Bergsman, age 79, passed away peacefully on October 5, 2021 in Philadelphia, PA after a long illness.

Born in Lancaster, PA, he was the son of the late Jack Bergsman and Malka Bergsman. Ronald was a long time resident of Lancaster, PA where he worked at the Lancaster Post Office for many years. He was known for dressing up as Santa Claus and for greeting the community at the drive-up mailbox. Ronald would hand out candy canes for the children and treats for the dogs. He also loved to travel across the country on his motorcycle or in his car, visiting family and friends.

A Veteran of the US Army, Ronald served in Korea during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged in 1969 after 3 years of service.

He is survived by his sister, Heddy Bergsman of Philadelphia, PA and many cousins.


  • Graveside Service

    Friday, October 8, 2021



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Robert Galen

October 10, 2021

Sorry for your loss Heddy,
RB and I worked many years together since the mid 1970's, and had many memories together over the years, he will be missed. Sending prayers.

Joe Hutson

October 8, 2021

Gonna miss my Cousin RB. Always made our family gatherings lots of fun!! See you on the other side Cuz. Love you


October 8, 2021

RB was an amazing friend for many years. RIP my friend. Sorry I couldn't visit while I was in PA. I will hold on to the memories.

Harriet and Stewart Golen

October 8, 2021


We are so sorry for the loss of your brother.
You were an especially devoted sister. Please accept our heartfelt condolences.

Harriet and Stewart

Thomas Hassler

October 7, 2021

I know RB from the Villa Nova in Lancaster - Ron was a friend to all who knew him at the Nova. I so much enjoyed Ron' s stories about his service time in Korea, his Bike trips out west, his time at the Host Inn and managing the movie house in NY. We shared so many laughs together, He is very much missed by all his friends at the Nova.

Phyllis And Bill Brown

October 7, 2021

Heddy your love and devotion to your brother during these last few years cannot be matched. May he Rest In Peace and may you find comfort in knowing how special you were to him.

Barry Hohmann

October 7, 2021

Ron really kept us laughing when we used to hang out in front of Woolworths as teens.
I never saw him make anyone mad.Always a pleasure to be with him.

Betina Austin

October 7, 2021

Heddy, condolences go out to you from me, Mom, Herb & Theresa. We pray God's peace, comfort and strength for you & your family. After reading the obituary, I was reminded that Ron's birthday was one day after mine.
I guess that's another reason we hit it off so well. I was remembering the great time we had at your Temple retirement party & the surprise guest was the Philly Fanatic! This is just one of many wonderful memories you & your brother shared that will last forever. With Much Love & Fervent Prayer. Betina β€πŸ™

Philly Mike

October 7, 2021

RB was a great man & loving cousin. He loved to laugh & travel. One of my first motorcycle rides was with him. God speed cousin! Top Shelf! πŸ’—πŸ™πŸ‘†

Petie Rosenzweig

October 7, 2021

RB was a very big part of my life and also Joe and Mike's.We had so many adventures and he always visited us everywhere I lived.
He will always have a special place in my ❀ πŸ’™ πŸ’œ.
I love you RB and will miss you very much ❀.