Joseph Berner

Obituary of Joseph Berner

Joseph Berner of Washington, NJ died Tuesday, January 2, 2007 at the Care Center Of Brakeley Park, Lopatcong Township, NJ at the age of 83. Born August 13, 1923 in Arcadia, PA, Mr. Berner was the son of the late Joseph and the late Emma (David) Berner Sr. Mr. Berner was married to Elizabeth Papics for 56 years. He was an Owner/Operator, employed by Oxford Liquor Store for 13 years, and employee of Shop-Rite Liquor Store in Hackettstown, NJ for 30 years. Military He served during World War II in the Navy from 03/01/1943 to 02/02/1946. Memberships: Mr. Berner was a Charter Member and Past President of the Oxford Lions Club; member of the Belvidere American Legion and VFW #6714; and a member of Freedom in Christ Church of Washington, NJ. Survivors: His wife: Elizabeth (Papics) Berner and one son: Barry Berner and wife Kitty of Fairbanks, AK Brother-in-law, Frank Papics; Sister-in-law, Peg Oram; Sister-in-law, Til Hotckins; and 3 grandchildren: Aaron, Briana, and Cole. Predeceased by his brother, Charles Berner, brother, Andrew Berner, and sister, Margaret Gelegonya Services: Friends may call Friday from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm and Saturday from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at DeVoe Funeral Service Inc., 136 West Washington Ave, Washington, NJ. Funeral service will be held Saturday at 11:00 am at DeVoe Funeral Service Inc., 136 West Washington Ave, Washington Interment will be Saturday in Hillside Cemetery, Oxford. On line condolences may be expressed at www.devoefuneral .com. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial donations be made to Care Alternatives "Hospice", 70 Jackson Drive, Suite 200, Cranford, NJ 07016. Tributes: Dear Barry and Family:  br I wish to express my sincere condolences to you and your mother on the loss of your dear father. I have fond memories of working with your parents at Warren Acres and visiting at your home . I always liked your father and thought he was a kind person.My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Sincerely, Lynne Carty Beck In my remarks at the funeral I forgot to mention that Uncle Joe always gave Lorraine and me an orange NeHi soda when he tended the family bar at the Little York Hotel. We both have all fond memories of Uncle Joe's kindness and cheerfulness. He was a wonderful person. Eileen Kinces Hill, Joe Berner's niece. We looked forward to seeing David at the gas station in Ringoes often during the week for the past several years. He was always friendly and helpful. We will miss him very much. Our sincere condolences to his family. Paul and Andrea Larios
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