Harold E. Burger, 81

AUG. 3, 1930-APRIL 16, 2012

April 17, 2012

Harold Eugene Burger, 81, of 20218 Mount Aetna Road in Hagerstown, Md., passed away Monday, April 16, 2012, at Meritus Medical Center.

Born Sunday, Aug. 3, 1930, in State Line, Pa., he was the son of the late Phares D. Burger and the late Grace Florence (Daley) Burger Shatzer.

He was the owner of Sunset Tavern Inc. and Burger Auto Sales for 40 years.

He was a member of Waynesboro Country Club, Benevolent and Protective Order Elks Lodge 378, Eagles Club Inc. of Waynesboro and the Hagerstown YMCA.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Jo Ann Burger; daughters, Deborah K. Files of Hagerstown, Sheree R. Rauth of Hagerstown and Sheila J. Hoover of Greencastle, Pa.; sons, Larry E. Burger of Shady Grove, Pa., Christopher W. Burger of Mercersburg, Pa., and Harold R. "Bud" Burger of Greencastle; stepson, Steven L. Koogle of Frederick, Md.; sister, Mary L. Kissler of Concord, N.C.; half sister, Suzie Trivitt of Chambersburg, Pa.; brother, Robert R. Burger of Clear Spring, Md.; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Daniel Hammond.

Services will be Friday, April 20, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, with Pastor Len Smith officiating. Interment will be at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Thursday, April 19, 2012, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The PAR Foundation, c/o Bulldog Federal Credit Union, 580 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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