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Pastor Robert E. Berger

Jun 9, 2017

Pastor Robert E. Berger, 87, of Wolf Twp. died Monday, May 29, 2017 at home. His wife of 56 years, Eileen Mae (Berger) Berger, preceded him in death on October 21, 2011.

Born August 11, 1929, in Muncy, he is the son of the late Charles and Martha (Harpster) Berger. Robert was a graduate of Temple University and received a master’s degree at Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Philadelphia. Pastor Berger pursued his doctoral degree at Colgate-Rochester Divinity School, and also studied at Regents Park College, Oxford and Baptist Seminary, London, England. He was pastor at Hughesville Baptist Church from 1951 to 1986, and also at Picture Rocks Baptist Church. After his retirement he served as interim pastor at Calvary Baptist Church, Williamsport, and was interim area minister for Wilkes-Barre, Scranton Churches. He was Pastor Emeritus at Hughesville Baptist Church and celebrated his 60th Anniversary of Ordination in 2014. He was an avid reader and life-long student of history, and continued to take college courses at Bucknell University up to this past spring. He planned and organized approximately 12 trips to Israel.

He is survived by a son, William C. (Leslie) Berger of Millville; a daughter-In-Law, Sarah Berger of Hughesville; grandchildren, Nathanael Mailleue, Isaac (Katybeth) Mailleue, Samuel (Brittany) Mailleue, Karl Berger, Mackenzie (Dylan) Berger Farr, Katherine Berger, Dorothy Berger; and 2 Great Grandchildren, Malcolm and Ian Mailleue.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by a Son, James R. Berger; a Daughter, Victoria E. Mailleue; a Brother, Richard Berger; and Sister, Bonnie Berger Stengel.

Funeral services were held 11a.m. on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Hughesville Baptist Church, 37 North Third Street, Hughesville, with Pastor Thomas M. Brokaw officiating. Burial was private in White Deer Valley Baptist Church Cemetery, Allenwood. Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 2, at Hughesville Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to Hughesville Baptist Church Scholarship Fund, 37 N. Third Street, Hughesville, PA 17737.

Arrangements are entrusted to McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com