Mary Sylvia Berger, 75

July 14, 2009

OCT. 23, 1933-JULY 13, 2009

Mary Sylvia Berger, 75, of 13003 Clopper Road, Hagerstown, Md., died on Monday, July 13, 2009, at the home of her daughter.

Born Oct. 23, 1933, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Robert R. and Helen Sarah Willet Rohrer.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Charles A. Berger.

She was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church.

She is survived by a daughter, Rhonda "Bunny" Parks of Hagerstown; two sons, Steve Berger of Hagerstown and Scott Berger of Williamsport, Md.; a sister, Anna Helen Hartman of Hagerstown; three brothers, Robert Willet Rohrer and Philip Henry Rohrer, both of Hagerstown, and Roy Franklin Rohrer of Lincoln, Neb.; five grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a son, Charles Stanley Berger; a sister, Kathryn Baumgardner; and a brother, Paul E. Rohrer.


Funeral services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd. The Rev. Wayne Frum will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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