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Robert VonBergen, 92, of Clarks Summit, died Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at Messiah Village. His wife of 70 years, the former Mildred Martha Morgan, died Aug. 25, 2011.
Born July 23, 1920, in Scranton, son of the late William and Margaret Morgan VonBergen, he was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School. He honorably served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He served in the air offensive in Europe and received the honors of the European Service Medal as well as the Good Conduct Medal.
He received his pharmacy degree from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science. He had been employed at the Jermyn Drug Store and at Sheeley's Drug Store, both in Scranton, until his retirement.
He was an active member of the Jackson Street Baptist Church, Scranton, for many years and was a founding member of the Parker Hill Community Church, Clarks Summit. He was a member of the Lake Sheridan Cottagers Association, where he spent summers with his family.
Surviving are two daughters, Jane Bishop, Mechanicsburg; and Anne Phillips and husband, Jack, Waverly; three grandchildren, Christine Catania, Camp Hill; David Catalano and wife, Brooke; and Michael Catalano, Mechanicsburg; four great-grandchildren, Mackenna, Isabella, Mia and Emma; nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Alice VonBergen Walsh and Dorothy VonBergen Kintzer.
The funeral will be Saturday at noon from Jennings-Calvey Funeral and Cremation Services Inc., 111 Colburn Ave., Clarks Summit, with services by the Rev. Paul Bell, pastor, Parker Hill Community Church, Clarks Summit. Interment, Fairlawn Cemetery, Dalton.
The family will receive relatives and friends Saturday, 11 a.m. until noon. Memorial contributions may be made to Parker Hill Community Church, 933 Scranton-Carbondale Highway, Scranton, PA 18510. For more information, directions or to send an online condolence, visit www.jenningscalvey.com.
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