Wall, New Jersey
Preston Berger, 90, of Wall, NJ, passed away peacefully on the morning of July
18, 2018. "Bobbie" Berger was born in Philadelphia and raised in
Wyncote, PA. She and her husband Bill raised their three children in Montclair,
NJ before moving to Manchester, NJ. Bobbie was known for her wit and sense of
humor. She was loved by all who met her. Bobbie loved to bowl, swim, sing and
dance. She spent every summer of her life, swimming in Lake Champlain while
staying at a Vermont cottage built by her grandfather. Bobbie sang with The
Knollairs and The Tonettes while living at Leisure Knoll in Manchester, NJ. She
often"rocked out" at Sunnyside Manor where she spent her final years.
Bobbie was very involved in the Episcopal Church as a Lay Reader, member of the
choir and Eucharistic Minister. As a close friend of Bill W., Bobbie was
involved with the National Council of Alcoholism, speaking and sharing her
story at various venues. Bobbie was a trustee and helped with fundraising for
the Association of Hunterdon Development Center. She volunteered at several
hospitals while living in Montclair then later for a community program at
Leisure Knoll called "Helping Hands". Most of all, Bobbie loved spending
time with her family.
She was a proud mother to
Janet Mazza and her fiancé Jeff Clock from Willsboro, NY, Carrie Szeliga and
her husband John, from Spring Lake, NJ and her son, David Berger, from Clinton,
NJ. She leaves behind her beloved grandchildren, Kirsten DeLaCruz, Preston
Hall, Brian Messenlehner and Gretchen Sharp. She was blessed, as well, with
fourteen great-grandchildren. Bobbie was predeceased by her parents, Robert and
Florence Preston, her loving husband of sixty years, Carl William
"Bill" Berger and her sisters Suzanne Prickett and Virginia Revell.
Services will be held at All
Saints Episcopal Church, 213 Madison Avenue, Lakewood NJ, on August 4, 2018 at
10:30 AM. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation, in her name, to
Association for Hunterdon Developmental Center (AHDC) C/O Susan Thompson 275
Shepherd Avenue Bound Brook, NJ. Arrangements under the care of Oceanside
Memorial Home, Lake Como.