Barbara Berger

SALEM — Barbara Berger, 78, died at 6:40 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, at the Canterbury Villa in Alliance.

She was born Feb. 12, 1939, in Allen, Ky., the daughter to the late Gardis and Dixie (Burchett) Pitts.

She was a 1955 graduate of Salineville High School, loved to travel and go to Myrtle Beach. Barbara was active in children’s activities, such as scouting and youth sports.

Survivors include her husband, Wade Berger, whom she married Jan. 13, 1968; three sons, Frank (Lori) Berger of Salem, Jeff (Jill) Berger of Chapin, S.C., and Mark (Debbie) Berger of Pittsburgh, Pa.; a daughter, Dr. Rebecca Palmer of Salem; a sister, Evelyn (Don) Brinkley of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; two half brothers, Wayne Pitts of Youngstown and Kenneth (Linda) Pitts of Columbus; and eight grandchildren, Justin Palmer, Craig Berger, Aaron Berger, Jessica Berger, Jeremy Berger, Jake Berger, Cale Berger and Max Berger.

Preceding her in death were a daughter, Kimberly S. Berger; a son, Michael Kent Berger; a brother, Jack Pitts; and two half sisters, Lois Carson and Mary Lou Pitts.

A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, at St. Paul Catholic Church with Father Robert Edwards officiating.

Calling hours will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home. Interment will be at Grandview Cemetery.

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