Richard Edward Berger

November 13, 1928 ~ September 8, 2020 (age 91)


Richard Edward Berger, age 91, passed away September 8, 2020 peacefully at home in Columbus while surrounded by family. Richard “Dick” Berger loved the Lord, his Catholic faith and his family. Enjoyed sitting in front of the fireplace, working in the yard, rooting for the Cleveland Indians and St. Louis Cardinals, fishing trips to Canada, the Bexley Conservation Club, puzzles, euchre, trapshooting, spending time in his workshop, grilling out, sharing a cold beer with friends, flannel shirts and toothpicks. He was born and raised in Buffalo, NY, obtained his aeronautical engineering degree from Tri-State University and was employed by North American Aviation/Rockwell for over 35 years. Obtained his pilot’s license and flew a Cessna 170 for many years. Attended Holy Spirit Catholic Church and was an active parishioner for over 55 years, active with many ministries especially the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Member of the Bexley Conservation Club since 1972. Preceded in death by his grandson, Daniel Arnold; parents, Edward and Rose Berger; brothers, Gene (Teresa) and Edward Berger, Jr.; sisters, Rosemary Berger and Sr. Gemma Marie Berger, MM. He is survived by his loving spouse of 58 years, Carol A. (Garrity) Berger; children, Kathleen (Kevin) Arnold, Sharon (Rich) Ryan, David (Patricia) Berger, Michael (Megan) Berger; grandchildren, Michael (Brianna) Arnold and Alison Arnold, Rachel, Abby and Evan Ryan, Theresa (Joey) Moore, Sarah (Adam) Searles, Matthew, Mary, and Susan Berger, Andrew, Caroline and Olivia Berger; many in-laws, nieces and nephews and friends. Friends may call Friday, September 11 from 4-7 p.m. at Egan-Ryan Funeral Home, 403 East Broad Street. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, September 12 at 10 a.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 4383 East Broad Street. Father William Arnold, Celebrant. Internment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made in Richard’s name to one of the following: St. Vincent de Paul Society – c/o Holy Spirit Church, 4383 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43213, to benefit local neighbors in need; Mt. Carmel Hospice – online at or c/o Mount Carmel Foundation, 6150 E. Broad Street Columbus, OH 43213, please mention “Mt. Carmel Hospice Fund”.

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September 11, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Central Chapel
403 East Broad St
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Mass of Christian Burial
September 12, 2020

10:00 AM
Holy Spirit Catholic Church (East Broad Street)

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