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 02, 2011
    Karen Travers says:
    Dear Aunt Francine, I am going to miss Uncle Jim so much. He was such a kind and thoughtful man. I am sad Don never got to meet him. You are in our thoughts and prayers even though we have not been able to be with you. Please let us know if there is anything we can do. Love you LOTS, Karen and Don.

  • August 02, 2011
    Patrick & Joanna Velotta says:
    Aunt Francine, We are thinking of you and sending lots of love now and always! We're glad we got to visit with you and Uncle Jim when were in NC last month. He was a very special person and he will never be forgotten. Lots of Love, Patrick, Joanna, Anthony, Lauren and Joey XOXOXO

  • August 04, 2011
    Pam Gentile says:
    I'm so sorry Aunt Francine..please accept our condolenscens. Pam and kids

  • August 05, 2011
    Nick and Tiffany Velotta says:
    Our loss is Heaven's gain! Rest in Peace Uncle Jim! We Love You and Miss You Aunt Francine. Our Prayers and Thoughts are with you Always!! Much Love and God Bless!Nick, Tiffany and Family

  • August 08, 2011
    dick and pearl wiebe says:
    francine we all will miss jim a very special person always pleasant and kind...god bless you and will talk to you soon pearl