Bernard L. Berger Jr., 51, Hollidaysburg, died Monday at his residence.
He was born in Johnstown, son of Bernard L. Berger Sr. and Angela (Svidich) Berger-Amps. He married Cathy Clarke in 2000.
Surviving are his wife of 12 years; his mother of Sidman; two daughters: Ashley and fiance, Brian, and Ariana, all of Johnstown; a sister, Kimberly Berger and husband, Randy Johnson, in Maryland; and his favorite aunt, Agnes Berger of Johnstown.
Bernard was a 1978 graduate of Greater Johnstown High School. He retired as a route driver for various vending companies. He was a faithful member of First United Methodist Church, Hollidaysburg, where he was an usher and made daily visits to shut-ins and hospital patients.
Bernard was also a member of Cambria Lodge 278, F&AM, where he was a past master, Valley of Altoona, Lodge of Perfection, and the Jaffa Shrine. He enjoyed going to NASCAR races and spending time at the beach and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan.
Friends will be received from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Sorge Funeral Home Inc., Hollidaysburg, where a Masonic service will be held at 7 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at First United Methodist Church, Hollidaysburg, by the Rev. Denny Derr. Interment will be at Royer Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Arizona Chapter, 5055 E. Washington St., Suite 130, Phoenix, AZ 85034; Make-A-Wish Foundation, The Gulf Tower, 707 Grant St., 37th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1916; or Victory Junction, 4500 Adam's Way, Randleman, NC 27317.