Philip J. Berg

philip berg

July 27, 1923 ~ June 17, 2015

Berg, Philip J., 91, of The Moorings, Vero Beach, Florida, died peacefully June 17, 2015, in Edgewater, New Jersey. He was born in Sewickley, Pennsylvania and moved to Vero Beach in 1995 from Sewickley. Mr. Berg was a graduate of Lehigh University, class of 1944. He was a lieutenant in the U. S. Navy during World War II and made three war patrols on the submarine U.S.S. Kingfish. He was employed by Dravo Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA for 39 years and retired as Executive Vice President and member of the Board of Directors in 1985. He was a Trustee of Lehigh University for twelve years and a member of the Sewickley Heights Borough Council. He is predeceased by his wife of 52 years, Elizabeth, March 23, 1997 and his second wife of 13 years, Margaret, August 12, 2012. Surviving are his three daughters, Susan B. Gross, Margaret B. Anderson, and Elizabeth B. Berg, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. A private service for the family will be held at a later date. The family suggests donations may be made in Mr. Berg’s memory to Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA. For condolences, directions, or information call (201) 944-0100 or


Funeral Service: June 18, 2015 3:00 pm

Rosedale Crematory
408 Orange Road
Montclair, NJ 07042

Final Resting Place:

Rosedale Crematory
408 Orange Road
Montclair, NJ 07042

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  1. Phil Berg and my husband were co-workers at Dravo for many years. Ron is now gone and my memories are so vidid of your Dad and Mom and then Peggy.
    Phil was a class act, so very kind to us all. I recall being at y our home in Sewickly
    for wonder parties. The Dravo familyt was so special.
    He loved all of you and your childlrlen so very much, as we visited with he and Peggy in FL the topic of his "grandkids" always came up..
    I did call hinm when he was in the facility in NJ and hopefully he knew who I was.
    Be proud of your Dad and Mom, they were so special.
    It is these memories that help with your grief.
    My sympathy to you all. Pat Byrnes

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