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Russell W. Bergeman

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RUSSELL W. BERGEMAN, 72, OF GILBERTSVILLE Russell W. Bergeman, 72, of Gilbertsville, passed away on February 11, 2013 at Temple University Hospital after a long illness. He was the husband of Sandra M. (Garvine) Bergeman. Born in Pottstown, he was a son of the late Richard H. Bergeman and the late Pauline (Mock) Bergeman. He was a graduate of Boyertown High School, class of 1958 and served his country in the U.S. Navy aboard the ship USS Northampton. Russell worked for the former Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. in the plastics division for 18 years. He then was a plant operator for Berks-Montgomery Municipal Authority in Gilbertsville, retiring in 2011 after 30 years of service. Survivors include one son, James R. Bergeman, husband of Jayne, Coopersburg; a daughter, Cynthia M. Heffner, wife of Darryl, Gilbertsville; grandchildren Julia and Nick Bergeman and Ashley and Alyssa Heffner, and two brothers, Richard H. Bergeman Jr., Boyertown, and Ronald W. Bergeman, Sanatoga. He was predeceased by a brother, Robert L. Bergeman. Funeral Services will be private. Burial will be private. There will be no viewing. Contributions may be made online in his memory to Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation at www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org. Arrangements are by the Schumacher & Benner Funeral Home & Crematory, at 359 King St. in Pottstown, PA. Our web site exists to serve the friends and family of the deceased. Go to http://www.schumacherandbenner.com to extend sympathies and access additional service details.

Published in The Mercury on Feb. 13, 2013
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