OBITUARY

Berthold Bert Gotlieb Stumberg Jr.

October 19, 1923February 18, 2013

Berthold Gotlieb “Bert “ Stumberg, 89, of Atlanta, died February 18, 2013. He was born and raised in Tallassee, Alabama. Bert went to TMI at the age of 13. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was captured on Christmas day at the Battle of the Bulge; held prisoner in Germany, escaped twice before returning to U.S. forces on Easter day. He was the recipient of two Purple Hearts and the Bronze Star. He eventually retired as a Lieutenant Colonel after serving in the reserves after the war. Recently he was taken on an Honor Flight from Alabama to Washington D.C. in recognition of his military career. He graduated from Georgia Tech in 1949. Bert owned and ran his chemical business, SSC for over 30 years. He helped found Fellowship of Companies for Christ International. After selling his company, he continued to serve as Chairman of the Board of FCCI for many years. The one thing that Bert enjoyed most was spending time with his family at Lake Martin. He was a great man who touched many lives and will be missed dearly by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Shirley A. Stumberg; children, B.G. Stumberg, III (Lynn), Zanne Crosland (John), Elizabeth Waits, Steve Stumberg (Linda); stepdaughter, Joy Williams (Warren); and 21 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his stepson, Jim McCauley. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to FCCI (www.Christatwork.com) or to Children’s Harbor (www.ChildrensHarbor.com). Funeral services will be Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 2 o’clock at Patterson’s Arlington Chapel. Interment with Military Honors will follow at Arlington Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Thursday from 12:30 until the time of service at H.M. Patterson and Son, Arlington Chapel, 173 Allen Rd, NE, Sandy Springs, GA 30328.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, February 21, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, February 21, 2013
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Berthold Bert Gotlieb Stumberg Jr.

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Farley

April 11, 2013

My heart has skipped a beat just hearing about Bert. Shirley, BG, Elizabeth, Joy and all of you, love you so much, and gratefully remember so many wonderful days and weekends and everyting inbetween. I remember so well Bert's magnificient laugh and smile and always that twinkle in his eyes. Gracious and generous and caring, and such a good listener and always waiting for the punch line with a Santa hat by the big Christmas tree. Love you all! Farley

Kitty Wood

February 23, 2013

Sooo sorry to hear about this. He was a wonderful man.

I love you Shirley

Kitty Wood

George Brown

February 23, 2013

I was my great privilege to work closely with Bert daily in the FCCI office for seven years. I have known few other men of such substance and stature. I was with him in many situations, most very enjoyable but some not. His engaging smile, twinkling eye and wonderful laughter was unfailing. Genuine love, humility and a profound sense of humor always characterized this faithful man of God. I have missed seeing him, thinking of him and praying for him often these past 22 years and, like everyone who knew Bert well, I will always love him. I have no doubt he is enjoying a grand reception into The Father's house.

Wolfgang & Nancy Kittner

February 22, 2013

Bert showed us all how to lead a company for Christ, a lasting legacy with Kingdom results. I recall his love for Christ as a business guy struggling like all of us to run the race to the finish. A loss of a great Christian leader. Wolfgang & Nancy Kittner, Palatine, IL

February 22, 2013

My husband, Phil Sullivan, met Bert in 1946 in the PiKA house at Ga Tech where he had just entered the Navy V-5 program. He thought he was the most honorable man he'd ever met, and has often spoken of him with so much admiration. Phil is now suffering from A.D., but I know he would want me to offer his profound sympathy to Bert's family. May God bless you and comfort you. Jeanette Sullivan

February 22, 2013

My husband, Phil Sullivan, met Bert in 1946 in the PiKA house at Ga Tech where he had just entered the Navy V-5 program. He thought he was the most honorable man he'd ever met, and has often spoken of him with so much admiration. Phil is now suffering from A.D., but I know he would want me to offer his profound sympathy to Bert's family. May God bless you and comfort you. Jeanette Sullivan

Dianne Pennington

February 21, 2013

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers! I will never forget him!

David Warren

February 21, 2013

"Mr. Stumberg showed us kids what it looked like to be a man of God. His humility was a characteristic that showed us what true strength looked like, strength that comes only from God. We feel so blessed to have been able to spend time with Mr. Stumberg and even more blessed that my children knew him as well."
Davd, Jane, Ginny and Taylor Warren: (Tallassee) Decatur, Alabama

Eric Snyder

February 21, 2013

We trust God will give you and your family comfort during this time Shirley; always enjoyed spending time with you and Bert at the conferences. God bless, Eric & Janet Snyder.

February 21, 2013

On Monday morning he was greeted with the warmest heavenly embrace, and most assuredly heard these words,"Well done my good and faithful servant". What a great man! He has left us with a wonderful legacy of faith, hope, and love, much laughter, a marvelous family, and endless fond memories. May thanksgiving outweigh the tears.