Paul E. Berger Obituary, Death – On Tuesday, December 27, 2022, Aul Elmer Berger, 63, who resided in New Alexandria, passed away. He was the son of the late Paul E. Berger and Caroline E. (Struble) Berger, both of whom he maintained a particularly strong relationship with. He was born in Latrobe on November 28, 1959. Paul graduated from Derry Area High School in 1977 and was a part of Cornerstone Ministries in Murrysville. Paul graduated from Derry Area High School in 1977. He started from nothing and built himself into a successful businessman, eventually becoming the proprietor of Paul Berger General Contracting, which he ran for 46 years.
Paul put forth a tremendous amount of effort to acquire everything he owned, but he never considered his labor to be work; rather, it was his passion. He enjoyed making things, constructing things, and repairing everything that required repair. Paul’s lifelong pursuit was meticulous craftsmanship, and he had a keen eye for turning each of the houses he designed and built into a work of art. He was a teacher to many, but what he was most pleased with was the work ethic and legacy that he had instilled in his son, whom he collaborated with on a regular basis. Paul was an avid outdoorsman who encouraged his children, Tyler and Alyssa, to follow in his footsteps and pursue their interests in the outdoors and in marksmanship.
They all became skilled hunters and good partners for the sport as a result of his leadership and guidance. Spending time on his family farm and going on bird hunts with his beloved labrador retrievers were two of his most favorite activities. Paul will be fondly remembered as a man who was truly modest, kind, and proud all at the same time. He had the heart of a servant and was always willing to give back to his community. He wanted to leave everyone and everything in a better state than he found it. Above all else, he was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and guide, and his first objective was to love and care for his family while also providing for them.
Roxanne (Marks) Berger, Paul’s devoted wife of 38 years, who was at his side professionally as a life partner, business partner, and best friend, survives him. Roxanne was by Paul’s side throughout his life. They spent quality time together going camping, watching sunsets on the farm, and developing their faith. His children, Alyssa N. Berger of New Alexandria and Tyler P. Berger and his wife, Jenna, of Penn Township, are also among those who carry on his legacy after his passing. In the past few of years, Paul has been given the gift of two lovely granddaughters, Brynn and Sophie Grace, whom he adores seeing as they grow and develop their personalities.
Paul is also survived by his two sisters, Susan E. Amond and her husband, Ron, of Latrobe, and Paula, of Bluffton, South Carolina; his aunt, Jill Yingst, of New Alexandria; and a number of brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, and nephews. Susan E. Amond and her husband, Ron, lived in Latrobe. Paula lived in Bluffton, South Carolina. The LOPATICH-BRINKER FUNERAL HOME LLC in Latrobe will be open to accepting family and friends on Friday from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM. The funeral home is located at 601 Weldon Street.
Additional visiting will take place on Saturday morning from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. in the loft at Cornerstone Ministries, which is located at 2200 Cornerstone Lane in Murrysville. The funeral service will begin at 10:00 a.m., and Pastor Don Walczak will preside over the ceremony. After the service, interment will take place at Unity Cemetery in Latrobe.