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Raymond J. Bergman

January 19, 1926 February 7, 2020
Raymond J. Bergman
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Raymond J. Bergman, age 94, beloved father, grandfather, teacher, and coach passed away on Friday, February 7, 2020.

Ray was born on January 19, 1926, in Pittsburgh. He was the son of the late William and Rose (Buchert) Bergman. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 63 years, Patricia (Day) Bergman, brothers Bill, Gerard, and Fr. Charles, and his daughter Marta Turnbull.

He is survived by his children, Rick (Elisabeth) Bergman, Bobbe (Bill) Warrick and Betsy (Bruce) Branham. He is also survived by his sister, Rosemary Amurgis, his son-in-law Scott Turnbull, and his twelve loving grandchildren, Ryan and Samantha Bergman, Rachel (Luke) Warrick Sweeney, Jacob and Ben Warrick, Adam, Emily, Alex, and Andrew Branham, and Frank, Sonny, and Jackie Restelli.

Ray’s 94 years were well-lived. After graduation from North Catholic High School, he joined the army and served during WW II. Upon discharge, he enrolled in the University of Pittsburgh where earned a BA. He began a life-long teaching career at North Catholic where he also coached football. Eventually he earned his Master’s degree at Duquesne University and continued to earn credits beyond his master’s at Penn State University. Most of his career was spent at Quaker Valley Junior High where he taught English for many years before becoming the principal. He also coached football while there. Ray retired in 1986.

In addition to teaching, Ray also was a football official for the Eastern Association of Intercollegiate Football Officials.

Upon retirement, Ray and Pat traveled the world. Their trips included Antarctica, Australia, and the ruins of Machu Pichu. They devoted many hours in service to others through volunteering at St. Vincent de Paul and delivering for Meals-on-Wheels. Ray also served as the regional vice president of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at St. Catherine of Sweden Parish, 2554 Wildwood Road in Wildwood.

The family will greet friends prior to the service.

The family requests memorial donations be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

He will be laid to rest at Holy Savior Cemetery in Gibsonia.

Arrangements have been entrusted to King Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.

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Mass of Christian Burial

Wednesday

12

Feb

10:00 AM 2/12/2020 10:00:00 AM
St. Catherine of Sweden Roman Catholic Church

2554 Wildwood Road
Allison Park, PA 15101

St. Catherine of Sweden Roman Catholic Church
2554 Wildwood Road Allison Park 15101 PA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Holy Savior Final Resting Place

4629 Bakerstown Rd
Gibsonia, PA 15044

4629 Bakerstown Rd Gibsonia 15044 PA
United States
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