Pastor James R. Berger

Pastor James R. Berger, 52, of Cape May, N.J., passed away suddenly and peacefully at his home on Sunday morning, March 17, 2013. Pastor Berger had been a resident of Cape May since 2003 when he became pastor of Cape Island Baptist Church. He has served as a pastor since 1992 after receiving his master’s of divinity from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He was raised in Hughesville, Pa., where he met his wife, Sarah.

Pastor Berger will be forever remembered for his passion in serving God and His community. He was an avid book lover and a great friend to many.

He is predeceased by his mother, Eileen Mae (nee Berger).

Pastor Jim will be dearly missed by his loving family which includes his wife of 26 years, Sarah; two daughters, Katherine Berger and Dorothy Berger; father, Robert E. Berger; sister, Victoria (and Conrad) Mailleue; brother, William (and Leslie) Berger; also his nieces and nephews.

The memorial service and celebration of the resurrection of Pastor Berger will be held on Saturday, March 30, at 11 a.m. in Cape Island Baptist Church, 115 Gurney St., Cape May, N.J., where friends will be received from 9:30 until 10:50 a.m. Interment will be private and at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested and checks payable to: Berger Children’s Fund (for the education of his daughters), c/o Sturdy Savings Bank, P.O. Box 2355, Cape May, NJ 08204-2355.

Spilker Funeral Home, Cape May, N.J.

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