William Bergman

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William F. "Bill" Bergman, 63, of Montrose, passed away at Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, N.Y., after an extended illness. His wife of 44 years, Mary A. (McLaughlin) Bergman, survives.

He was born in Johnson City, N.Y., to the late Frank E., Sr. and Clara F. (Fletcher) Bergman.

Also surviving are his two sons and daughters-in-law, Matthew J. and Marianne Bergman, Brackney, and Christopher William and Tara Bergman, Montrose; daughter, Niquie Bergman, Binghamton, N.Y.; seven grandchildren, Shasta, Tyler, Matthew, and Brandon Bergman, Gage Christopher and Caden William Bergman, Kendrick Kirkpatrick; great-granddaughter, Aurora Jenkins; two sisters, Ruth and Richard Hunsinger, Brooklyn, and Shirley and Roger Pruitt, Harpursville, N.Y.; brother and sister-in-law, Frank E., Jr. and Sharon Bergman, Forest Lake; many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by a sister, Joyce Bergman, and has joined his faithful and loyal buddy, Oscar.

Bill was a proud Army Veteran of the Viet Nam War. He was a former employee of Montrose Tractor Sales, and then went to work as a pipe fitter for NYSEG for 35 years. He was a member of the Pipe fitters Local #83. He was a proud member of the NRA, enjoyed hunting, fishing, and most of all his hot rods! Bill loved his time spent with his family and especially his grandchildren.

A Memorial Service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 3, 2011 at the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home, Montrose, with Rev. James A. Smith, Binghamton, N.Y. officiating. Calling hours were held two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers; since Bill received a yearly honor, at Knoebels Amusement Park, as the longest living kidney recipient in PA; donations in Bill's memory can be made to American Kidney Foundation, 6110 Executive Blvd Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852, or to the , 712 S. Keyser Ave. Taylor, PA 18517.
Funeral Home
Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home - Montrose
232 South Main St.  Montrose, PA 18801
(570) 278-2750
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Published in Susquehanna County Independent from Sept. 7 to Sept. 13, 2011
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