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Jeffrey L. Berger, 58

MAY 6, 1954-JAN. 17, 2013

January 20, 2013

Jeffrey L. “Jeff” Berger, 58, of Karper Road, Mercersburg, Pa., died at 11:54 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at  Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center following a two-month illness.

Born May 6, 1954, in Waynesboro, Pa., he was the son of Bernice B. (Baer) Berger of Waynesboro and the late William E. Berger.

He married Doreen S. (Ensminger) Berger on May 5, 1990.

He was employed as a truck driver for Fed Ex Freight. Previously, he worked for the Raytheon Co. at Letterkenny Army Depot and at the former Ryder-Pie Trucking Co.

Jeff was a member of Teamsters Local 992 of Hagerstown.

He graduated in 1972 from Greencastle-Antrim High School.

He enjoyed golfing, riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle, hunting, reading and following politics. Jeff also was an avid football fan of Penn State and the New York Giants.

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Surviving family in addition to his mother and wife are one son, Jeffrey L. Berger Jr., Chambersburg, Pa.; two daughters, Julie A. (husband, Brian) Overcash, Greencastle, Pa., and Ashley M. Berger, Mercersburg; two granddaughters, Shaina E. Overcash and Lilah G. Overcash; two brothers, William B. (wife, Emma) Berger, Waynesboro, and Rodney C. (wife, Kim) Berger, Waynesboro; one sister, Marcie J. (husband, Marty) Zimmerman, Greencastle; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service will be Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 11 a.m. from Maugansville Bible Brethren Church, 17904 Binkley Ave., Maugansville, Md., with Pastor Mike Carey officiating.

The family will receive friends following the service in the church’s fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given in his memory for Penn State Hershey pediatric cancer research with checks payable to Penn State Dance Marathon, and mailed to the THON Office, Att: Finance 210 HUB, University Park, PA 16802; or made online at THON.org.

Arrangements were handled by Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home of Greencastle.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanfh.com

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