RICHARD EDWARD BERG, passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. An avid golfer, a savvy card player, a lifelong churchgoer, and a beloved friend to many Richard Edward Berg made his final approach shot into heaven after complications from a stroke. Born Feb. 6, 1935, in Detroit, Mich., he graduated from South Side High School, Fort Wayne. He attended Indiana University where he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity, ROTC, and lettered for the golf team. He graduated with a degree in Business Real Estate. He married Patsy Ann Marocco soon after graduation and they remained married for 53 years until her death. He served in the U.S. Army as a Second Lieutenant as a purchasing agent in the Transportation Corps in Fort Eustis, Va. While there, his first child David was born. After leaving the service, he moved to Indianapolis and took a job with the Scott Paper Company. While in the Indianapolis area, two daughters were born, Barrie and Diane (Dee). Taking a job with Celebrity, Inc he eventually relocated to Atlanta, Ga. While in Atlanta, he was a member of Northwood Golf Club and Rivermont Country Club. At Rivermont, he served as Men's Golf Association President. Nearing retirement, he then moved to Sarasota, Fla. After retirement, he remained active at the Episcopal Church of the Nativity where he was Chief Usher and organized a parish golf tournament at Rolling Green Golf Club. He is survived by a brother, William (Michelle) Berg; two children, David (Emily) Berg and Diane "Dee" (Gary) Heger; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patty; parents, William Hubert Berg and Marion Marie (Guest) Berg; and daughter, Barrie Lynn Berg. A service in his memory is 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 22, 2013, at Episcopal Church of the Nativity. A Life Celebration is noon Monday April 22, 2013, at Rolling Green Golf Club, 4501 North Tuttle Ave., Sarasota, Fla. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Church of the Nativity, 5900 North Lockwood Ridge Road, Sarasota, FL 34243.
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Apr. 18, 2013