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Travis S. Finkenbinder, Supervisor

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Harry Matthew Berger

August 19, 1946 ~ February 16, 2018 (age 71)
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Harry Matthew Berger, 71, of Palmyra, PA passed away peacefully on Friday, February 16, 2018 at Hershey Medical Center.  He was born August 19, 1946 in Wilmington, DE, and was married to Stephanie (Resch) Berger on October 26, 1974. They were together for over 38 years when she passed on August 18, 2013. He was also preceded in death by his parents, Theodore and Grace (First) Berger, and his brother James Berger. He is survived by four children: Rebekah R. Senior and husband, Matthew, of Schroon Lake, NY and Benjamin D., Jonathan D. and Joshua J. Berger, all of Palmyra.  Also surviving are two granddaughters: Hosanna and Mercy Senior, both of Schroon Lake, NY.

Harry worked in many fields throughout his life, but his singular devotion was spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ. He has been involved in various aspects of Christian ministry including pastoral care, prison chaplaincy, prayer and counseling. Most recently he had been involved with Life Center Ministries International and Healing Tree International. He was always willing to invest of his time and resources for those in need. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren and could often be found among friends- he just really loved people! We will miss his lively baritone voice, corny dad jokes and comforting presence.

A celebration of his life will be held at 1 pm, Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at Life Center Ministries International, 411 South 40th Street, Harrisburg, PA 17111,  Private interment will be at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements have been entrusted with the Rothermel-Finkenbinder Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., 25 West Pine Street, Palmyra, PA  17078, 717-838-9211.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Harry’s honor to Samaritan’s Purse at

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Samaritan's Purse
PO Box 3000, Boone NC 28607
Tel: 1-828-262-1980

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