Dorothy S. (nee Schelble) Berger, 92, passed away peacefully July 27, 2017 at the Fox Run Continuous Care Retirement Community in Orchard Park.
She was born in the Town of Concord on Oct. 17, 1924. Dorothy attended school in District No. 2 in the Town of Concord and graduated from Griffith Institute and Springville Central School in Springville. She graduated from Buffalo State Teachers College with a B.S. and M.S. in elementary education. Her career included Executive School for Camp Fire and teacher in Colden School No. 10 and 27 years in the Boston and Colden Elementary Schools of Griffith Institute and Springville Central School System. She retired in 1983.
Dorothy was a faithful member of Faith United Church of Christ in Boston and sang in the choir for 35 years, coordinated adult bible study from 1960-2006 and served as president of Women’s Fellowship for 7 years and co-president for 8 years. She served on the Board of Western New York Women’s Fellowship for 9 years, and acted as president for 4 years.
Dorothy was a Girl Scout leader of Intermediate and Senior Girl Scouts in Boston for over 20 years. She served as president of the Boston Historical Society for 4 years and was a life member of Boston Emergency Squad for 25 years. She and her husband, Warren, received Boston’s “Citizen of the Year” in 1988.
The Bergers were avid travelers, both in the U.S.A. and abroad. They traveled in all seven continents. Dorothy published a children’s book, “Toshiya, A Japanese Boy” as a result of a trip to Japan. They entertained guests from around the world for over 25 years through Buffalo World Hospitality and the Council for International Visitors. Birdwatching was one of their favorite hobbies, as was skiing and motorcycling.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Warren Berger.
She is survived by her daughter Bonnie J. (Albert) Benjamin of Athol, Mass., and Carl S. (Gail) Berger of Marillia; grandchildren Rebecca (Glen) Schultzberg of Brookline, Mass., David Benjamin of Athol, Mass. and Adriel (Eric) Meyer of South Euclid, Ohio and great-grandchildren Ryken Meyer, Lena and Viola Schultzberg and Seth Benjamin.
A memorial service will be held in the Event Center at Fox Fun on Oct. 1 at noon. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Memorial Fund at Faith United Church of Christ, 8651 Boston State Road, Boston, N.Y. 14025.