Dwight H. Berg, 98, of Fayette, died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Maple Crest Manor in Fayette.
Services and inurnment will be at a later date at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Ocala, Florida. Memorials may be made to the Dwight and Trudy Berg Scholarship Fund at Hiram College in Hiram, Ohio. Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Fayette is assisting the family. Online condolences may be left at www.beckermilnesrettig.com.
Dwight Hillis Berg, son of Charles H. and Myrtle E. Stockholm Berg, was born January 6, 1916, at Franklin Forks, Pennsylvania. He received his education at Montrose High School and Mansfield State Normal School, both in Pennsylvania and Ph.D from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Dwight was united in marriage with Gertrude Marjorie Robinson on December 4, 1943 at the home of her parents. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II and was a Biology Professor at Hiram College in Hiram, Ohio for thirty years. He very much enjoyed his years at the college and was known as an enthusiastic educator. After retirement in 1980, Dwight and Trudy initially retired to a home on Tingley Lake, Pennsylvania near their childhood homes. To escape the northern winters, they moved to Ocala, Florida in the late 1980's. Following Trudy's death on March 1, 1999, Dwight remained in Florida until entering Maple Crest Manor in Fayette in September of 2011. He enjoyed Botany, gardening, reading, watching college football and basketball, and earlier in life enjoyed traveling.
He is survived by one son, Gary and wife, Jacqueline Bunke of Dayton, Ohio; one daughter, Debra McCarty of Fayette; and a sister-in-law, Elaine Berg of Montrose Pennsylvania.
In addition to his wife, Dwight was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, William and Clark Berg; and his son-in-law, Gregory McCarty.
(Becker-Milnes Funeral Home, 563-578-3451, RC 4-22-14)