Ellis "Chick" Berger
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Fishkill - Ellis S. "Chick" Berger, a Fishkill resident since 1968, died at St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh on Saturday, November 9, 2013. He was 92.
Son of the late Jim and Carol (Carey) Berger, he was born on February 9, 1921 in New York City. Chick attended Alfred University and served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He began his career as a chicken farmer, and then began a career with DuPont. While at DuPont, he worked at several different locations throughout the Northeast and finally settled at Stauffer Chemical in Newburgh. He retired in 1986 as senior sales manager for Tontine.
Chick was an avid golfer and member of the Southern Dutchess Country Club in Beacon. He was also a longtime volunteer for Family Services. He and his wife were frequent bridge players. Their Christmas parties were a highlight every year, with Chick playing the boom bass as guests danced throughout their home. Together, they made many friends in the local area and across the country.
On October 19, 1946, he married Demetra "Tudy" Jones in Delaware. Mrs. Berger survives at home.
He is also survived by two daughters, Carol Berger of Fishkill and Cate Cannon & her husband Greg of Hingham, MA; a son, Nicolas Berger & his wife Nancy of Garrison; two grandsons, Andrew and Mac Berger; and a great-grandson, Troy Berger.
A Memorial Gathering will be held on Thursday, November 21, 2013 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Berger GResidence, 367 Sunset Hill Road East, Fishkill. A Prayer Service will take place at 1:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Family Services, 29 North Hamilton Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601; www.familyservicesny.org.
Arrangements are under the direction of the McHoul Funeral Home of Fishkill, Inc., 1089 Main Street, Fishkill.
For directions, online condolences, and memorial donations, please visit Chick's Book of Memories at www.mchoulfuneralhome.com.
McHoul Funeral Home of Fishkill, Inc.
1089 Main Street Fishkill, NY 12524
Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from Nov. 16 to Nov. 18, 2013