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In Memory of
Thomas D. Berger
February 19, 1949 - November 8, 2018

Wednesday, November 14th from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Moreland Funeral Home

Thursday, November 15th 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church

Resurrection Cemetery

Thomas (Tom) D. Berger, age 69, of Westerville, Ohio passed peacefully at home on November 8th, 2018, after battling Lewy Body Dementia. He was surrounded by his loving family. He was preceded in death by his parents Jack and Sara Lee Berger. He is survived by beloved wife of 45 years, Patricia; his children, Trevor (Amanda) Berger, Tricia Berger, and Tyler (Amanda) Berger; grandchildren Sara, Ben, Haydin, and Harper; brothers, Tim (Sue) Berger and Terry (Katherine) Berger; many nieces, nephews and friends. Tom served his country in the Marine Corp Reserves. He was retired from Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry. Tom was a proud member of Ohio Tree Farm Association and took great pride in his family tree farm. He devoted his time to his family, providing a faith-filled loving home. He never missed an opportunity to play with the grandchildren and share with them his love of the outdoors. Tom was an avid hunter and fisherman. He shared many great memories in the woods or fishing, with family and dear friends. Friends may call at the MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, 55 E. Schrock Roads, Westerville, Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Paul The Apostle Catholic Church, 313 N. State Street, Westerville, Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Fr. David E. Gwinner, celebrant. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please consider planting a tree to honor Tom's love of forestry.


Dianne Ramsay Mechling

Nov 12, 2018

Dear Patti and family, I was very sorry to hear of Tom's passing. Although it's been many years since we walked the halls of Shadyside High School, I remember Tom as one of the nicest guys in the school. He led a meaningful and happy life, and I know he will be greatly missed. Please accept my condolences and sympathy in this difficult time. Sincerely, Dianne


Fran Sobray

Nov 12, 2018

Patti and Family, I want to express my sincere sympathy to all of you. Tom was such a nice, easygoing guy. Patti, many memories to cherish. Take Care, Fran



Nov 12, 2018

So very sorry for your loss. Prayers of comfort.


Jim Kovalo

Nov 12, 2018

Dear Patti, Tim, Terry and family. Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of Tom. He was a very caring man. God bless you all. Jim Kovalo


Debbie Exten

Nov 12, 2018


Diane Sinagra

Nov 12, 2018

Patti and Family, you have my heartfelt sympathy during this difficult time. My mom had Lewy Body Dementia and I know how hard this disease is for family to deal with. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


Rebecca Taylor

Nov 12, 2018


Sharon Taylor Antalis

Nov 12, 2018

Dear Patty, Tim and Terry, Please accept my condolences on Tom's passing. As I write, I think of the many times this soft-spoken, kind hearted "boy" touched my heart. What I remember most is his perpetual smile. You can be sure he is smiling on you all from heaven. May his smile help you through the difficult times ahead! May God Bless you all!


Drew Todd

Nov 13, 2018

Patti and Family - Denise and I are so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. He was a good and decent man, and I was incredibly fortunate to have been able to work and learn from him. You're in our hearts and prayers.


David & Emily Mitchem

Nov 13, 2018

Patti. We were so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. I enjoyed working with him, he was such a wonderful person and loved forestry. And it was so obvious how much he loved his family. All the stories he would tell. David always enjoyed talking with him about Turkey hunting. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


Larry Apicella

Nov 13, 2018

Patti, Tim ,Terry, and Family, So very sorry to hear about Tom. I remember him playing football for Shadyside H S when growing up. He was a wonderful, kind person and aiways nice to others. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time.


Lee Crocker

Nov 14, 2018

Patti, I am so sorry for your loss. Tom was a very good man and he loved his family, the outdoors and forestry. It was a pleasure to work for him, with him and in later years having him work for me. He spoke of his family often and you could tell that was a great source of joy for him. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Lee


geary battistelli

Nov 14, 2018



Jim Given

Nov 16, 2018

Berger family: It is a very sad time to lose a friend from the ODNR days. Tom was a good friend then helping out at the OSU Farm Science Review when he could do so. Remember that we would talk turkey hunting from time to time as well. We have lost another DNR great guy and he will be missed. Our prayers are with all of you at this time. Jim Given, Div of Real Estate ODNR