Lieutenant Colonel James David Berger

May 5, 1919 - July 31, 2011
Lieutenant Colonel James David Berger


Lieutenant Colonel James David Berger, age 92, passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2011 at his home. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio and passed away in Wilmington, North Carolina, where he and his wife Francine had made their home since 1985.

Jim attended University of Michigan where he began his military service in the ROTC. He entered active duty in the Army Air Corps, training fighter pilots and bombardiers. Relieved from active duty as a Major, Jim continued serving his country in the Air Force Reserve until his retirement after 28 years of service ranked as a Lieutenant Colonel.

Beloved husband of Francine. Jim is also the loving father of Marsha (Fred), Betty (Zohar) and Kathryn (Barry); cherished grandfather of Karyn (Ron), Lisa (Phillip), Roey, Ariel, Omer, Le’ad, and Edo; adoring great-grandfather of Brittany and Alyssa; uncle of many nieces, nephews, and grand nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister Lois Singer.

The family will see friends 7 to 8 pm Monday, August 8, 2011 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel. Burial will be Arlington National Cemetery Monday, November 28, 2011 at 1:00 PM with full Military honors.

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  • August 03, 2011
    Debbie and Steve Grabowski says:
    Aunt Francine, Steve and I would like to express our deepest sympathy to you. I am so glad I was able to visit a few years back. He will truly be missed. You are in our prayers and thoughts. We love you! Debbie and Steve

  • August 03, 2011
    Darlynn Velotta says:
    Dear Auntie Francine, I am so sad to hear about Uncle Jim and my heart goes out to you. I wish I could be there to give you a hug as I know how hard this is for you. Uncle Jim was such a gentile soul. I will always remember his soft-spoken voice and warmth. My prayers are with you that you will have the strength to get you through this difficult time. Love, Darlynn

  • August 07, 2011
    Kim DiMarco says:
    Aunt Francine, I am so sorry to hear about Uncle Jim. He was such a wonderful man. I always enjoyed spending time and talking with him when we visited every year. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you always. Love, Kim

  • August 03, 2011
    Shirley Morrow says:
    Dear Francine, Jim was a dear man and you two had many happy years. He will be missed. You know that you have many friends who love you and you are in our thoughts and prayers. Shirley

  • August 03, 2011
    Brian DiMarco says:
    Aunt Francine, I am so sorry to hear about Uncle Jim. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Brian