Russell Raymond George Berger

Russell Raymond George Berger, 92, of Williamsport, died on Monday, March 10, 2014, at Rose View Center. His wife the former Marie L. Miller passed away May 1, 1970.

He was born on Feb. 15, 1922, in Palmerton and was the son of George and Meta Semmel Berger.

Russell was a graduate of Palmerton High School, Catawba College, S.C. and the Seminary at Franklin & Marshall College. He was a minister at the former St. John’s United Church of Christ in Williamsport. He was a member of First United Methodist Church. He enjoyed baseball and bowling.

He is survived by two daughters, Sharon Venema, of Danville and Karen (Dean) Logan, of Barrington, Ill.; six grandchildren, Brent (Linnea) Logan, Greg Logan, Ashley Logan, Desiree Logan, Eric Venema, Janel Venema; and three great-grandchildren, Anya Logan, Ryan Logan, Aliyah Venema -Ammerman.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 16, 2014, in First United Methodist Church, 604 Market St., Williamsport, with the Reverend Janet Durrwachter officiating.

The family will provide flowers and suggests memorial contributions in Russell’s name be made to First United Methodist Church.

Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.