Ruby L. Berger, 86, of Orwigsburg, passed away Tuesday, February 11th, at Laurel Center, Hamburg. Ruby was born in South Manheim Township on January 2, 1934, a daughter of the late Dorothy Mae (Krout) and Vernon Charles Mengel. She was the wife of Jay Berger. They were married on September 18, 1954. She was a 1951 Graduate of Orwigsburg High School. Ruby was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Orwigsburg and she was very active in the church. She was also member of Orwigsburg Lionettes, DAR and served as Local Election Official. In addition to Jay, her husband of 65 years, Ruby is survived by Three daughters, Bonnie, wife of Rob Laverty Christell Berger Joanne, wife of John Sullivan Two sons Barry, husband of Lauren Berger and Jim, husband of Eileen Berger She is also survived by grandchildren Carolyn Pfau wife of Jim, Emily Kelly wife of George, John III, husband of Carina Rogers-Keoni, Meghan Reeves wife of Tremaine, Caitlin Sullivan, Christopher Berger and his fiancée Christine Schiffer, Elizabeth Berger, Andrew Laverty husband of Alyssa, Ryan Laverty. Great Grandchildren: Brayden, River, Denver, Remi, Zoey, Bella, Aidan, Andrew, Emily and Dominic. She is also survived by brother, Lee Mengel and sister Darlene Shiffert. She was predeceased by Sister Georgine Schuster, Brothers Myron Mengel and Jay Mengel and also her great granddaughter Savannah Sullivan. An evening viewing will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, February 14th at Hamilton-Breiner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. in Orwigsburg, and again on Saturday, February 15th from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM at which time a funeral service will be officiated by Jamie Barton. Interment will follow in Kimmels Cemetery Orwigsburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John UCC, 236 East Market St., Orwigsburg.
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