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Thursday February 18th, 2016

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Congregation Ezrath Israel
Thursday February 18th, 2016

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Joshua H. Berger

Joshua H. Berger

July 18, 1959 – February 16, 2016

Ellenville, NY

Born on July 18, 1959 to Sally and the late Louis Berger, Josh passed away after a lengthy illness fought with strength and humor. He showed extreme courage and maintained his wit throughout his battle. He was loved by all who were lucky enough to meet and know him. Josh was a very special person who enjoyed his friends, country music, wrestling, golf, cutting wood, soap operas and any excuse for dancing with pretty girls. He worked for many years at Pilot Industries workshop in Ellenville, and was very generous with his paycheck.

Josh is survived by his incredible mother, Sally; one sister, Bonnie Rothenberg and her husband James; three brothers, Robert and his wife Karen, Peter and his wife Marla and Jonathan. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews, cousins and his special friend Elena Rios. Josh talked often that he was the “Mayor of Ellenville”, and he knew just about everybody in the area. We were all blessed for being part of his life.

Services will be conducted on Thursday at 2 pm at Congregation Ezrath Israel, Ellenville NY. Burial will follow at Ezrath Israel Cemetery, Wawarsing.

Donations in Josh’s memory may be made to Ulster-Greene ARC, 471 Albany Ave., Kingston, NY 12401; or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society-Upstate NY/VT Chapter 5, Computer Drive, Suite 100, Albany, NY 12205.

The family will be sitting Shiva at the home of Sally Berger at 27 Elm Street in Ellenville.

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We are so sorry to hear of Josh's passing. He, and the entire Berger family, are an inspiration and example of a loving, supportive, caring family. We are sad for this great loss, but proud of Josh and honored that we had the chance to know him.

Hal Brill and Joan Reisman-Brill and family Feb 26 2016 12:00 AM

Our heart felt condolences and prayers to all the Berger family.
In this time of sorrow, may you find peace in the memories shared with Joshua that will never fade away.
From Candido, Maria and CJ Perez/Optimum Window Mfg.

Candido,Maria and CJ/ Optimum Window Mfg. Feb 26 2016 12:00 AM

My heart goes out to you and your family. I remember the great stories you told about your beloved brother.

Courtney Dobkins Feb 23 2016 12:00 AM

Dear Sally, Bonny, Robert, Peter and John,
We send our prayers to give you strength during this difficult time. We were fortunate to attend Josh's service and hear the wonderful stories of his life. Our thoughts are with you all. Love, Pat and Dick

Dick and Pat Peters Feb 22 2016 12:00 AM

We would look forward to seeing Josh on our walks down Elm St. when he would be walking his dog. It was always a pleasure to share a few words with him. Many blessings to the Berger Family in your time of loss. Cherish the special times and wonderful memories we all have of Josh.

The Baxter Family Feb 18 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Joshua Berger

The Baxter Family Feb 18 2016 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the family. I remember Josh back in the day when my Mom , Mary Kent was his teacher. What a great personality!

Rebecca Kent Masters and Allan Masters Feb 18 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Joshua Berger

Eric & Melissa Helgesen Feb 18 2016 12:00 AM

Our heartfelt condolences to the entire Berger family in the loss of Josh. He was always smiling and enjoyed his life and family. He will be greatly missed.

Lynn, Chris and David McDonald Feb 18 2016 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. Prayers to you all.

Michelle Dunham Feb 18 2016 12:00 AM

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