Raymond E. Berger

July 17, 1943 ~ August 28, 2021 (age 78)


Raymond E. Berger, 78, of Berlin Heights, OH passed away August 28, 2021. He was born July 17, 1943 in Norwalk, OH and attended Milan High School. Raymond proudly served in the United States Army Corp of Engineering and after discharge went on to work as a meat cutter for JH Routh Packaging, retiring after 35 years. Ray was well-known in the horse show circuit. He was a proud member of OPTHA, AQHA, APHA, PTHA, Tri-State Rodeo Club, Ashland Paint & Plain, and Central Ohio Saddle Horse Club. His true love as watching his grandchildren show horses and cattle and gokart race. Ray was also an Erie County 4-H advisor.

Ray was a quiet person and said very little. But when he did speak, people really had to listen. Even though he didn't say much, he showed his love for his family in many ways. One example of this is when he was in the hospital shortly before passing, he wiggled his toes and smiled at his granddaughter. His family loved him so much and he will be greatly missed.

Raymond is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Joyce (Schuster) Berger; daughter, Jenny (Scott) Galloway; grandchildren, John "J.R." (Sara) Galloway, Jake (Kelsey) Galloway, Justin (Emily) Galloway, and Jackie (Tyler Scott) Galloway; great-grandchild, River Galloway; brothers, Paul "Pete" (Dorothy) Berger, Richard (Marlene) Berger; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Raymond was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Lillian (Holmes) Berger; and sisters, Nancy Graham and Lois McGinn.

Per Raymond's request, there will be no services.

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