John Berger


Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Rev. John Berger died on Sunday, July 12, 2015.  He is survived by his wife, Ione Berger of San Jose; 4 children: Keith Berger of Sacramento, CA, Theodore Berger of St. Louis, MO, Suzanne Tipton of Doraville, GA and Rebecca Hughes of Lodi, CA; by 10 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Condolences to the family may be sent to Rebecca Hughes, 219 South Rose Street, Lodi, CA 95240.

The memorial service will be held on Tuesday, July 21 at 1pm at the Willow Glen Funeral Home, 1039 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125. Rev. Bill Chrystal will preside.

In addition to a long career as a Navy Chaplain, John served Henleyville, Vallejo-Bay Terrace, Tuolumne, Oakland Elmhurst, Knights Landing, Stockton- First Congregational and Soledad before retiring in 1991.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the USS Hornet Museum (, Keep the Spirit of ’45 Alive (, or Hospice of the Valley (

Bishop Warner Brown
California-Nevada Conference
P.O. Box 980250
West Sacramento, CA  95798-0250


California-Nevada Conference
1350 Halyard Drive
West Sacramento, CA 95691
(916) 374-1500