Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Robert J. Berger

Robert J. “Bob” Berger, age 67, of Crestline, died Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus following a brief illness.

Bob was born on March 4, 1946 in Mansfield, Ohio, the son of the late Joseph and Eleanor (Shaum) Berger. He was a 1964 graduate of Plymouth High School, after which he joined the United States Navy serving in Vietnam while being stationed on the U.S.S. Gunstonhall. Bob was the owner and active operator of Berger Family Auto Sales in Shelby which he built and opened himself in 1988. He was proud that 60% of his clients were returning customers and he appreciated their loyal support. Bob enjoyed fishing, camping, and watching the Cleveland Indians and The Ohio State Buckeyes. He had recently re-affirmed his commitment with God at Crossroads Community Church in Mansfield. Bob truly enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his two granddaughters which were his greatest joy. He wanted to enjoy life while he was healthy, and he accomplished that goal.

Bob is survived by his wife, the former Penny Palmer, whom he wed on June 8, 1991; a son, Robert B. Berger of Mansfield; a daughter, Susan M. Berger of Shelby; 2 granddaughters, Jacquelyn Berger and Katie Berger; a brother, Joseph (Phyllis) Berger of Wadsworth; a sister, Sandra (Lavon) Armstrong of Edgerton.

Friends are welcome on Sunday, May 19, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will be conducted on Monday at 10:30 AM with Rev. S.T. Adkins officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.

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  1. Tom Adams says:

    To the family of Bob Berger,
    I have known Bob since we both worked at Donnelleys. So sorry for your loss.

  2. Mary Linn says:

    Penny I am so sorry to hear about Bob. He was sure one great guy and good friend. I thank God that I was able to know him. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Bonnie Debo says:

    God’s speed Cuz !!!!!
    Penny, Bobbie & Susan,
    I am so sorry for your loss.

  4. RON CRAWFORD says:

    To The Family and Friends of Bob Berger, Penny ,Joe ,So sorry to read of Bob’s passing ! God grant you strength in Your grief , may He see You thru Your time of mourning ! In sympathy ,My deepest condolences to you all ! May Bob rest in peace with His Lord ! Sincerely ,Ron Crawford ,Columbus ,Ohio

  5. Annette says:

    Family of Bob Berger
    Thinking of you and prayers for your family.
    Cousin, Annette Clow Cottrill

  6. Ed Ernsberger says:

    I met Bob when I was a car Salesman at Al Rosso Ford. Bob was one of the nicest people I met in the car industry I am truly sorry to hear of his passing, My condolences to the family, he is with our Lord now.

  7. candy says:

    so sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you in this sad time mark candy marie pat shawn and nikki [giesige]

  8. Delbert & Beth Hass says:

    Our prayers for Penny and family, so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Delbert & Beth Hass

  9. rena and larry lovely says:

    Penny, We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your Husband. Know that we are praying for you and your family. He liked to hear Larry’s band at our class reunion last year. Thinking of you!!!!

  10. Edna Karnes says:

    Dear Penny, So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Glad to hear he is with the Lord. Hope you have many pleasant memories to carry you and your family through these next few weeks. Take care, God Bless, Edna Karnes, (Weight Watcher Buddy)

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