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Paul L. Burger Jr.


Paul L. Burger Jr., 92, of Highspire, entered into eternal rest on Thursday July 12, 2018 at Middletown Home, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on December 25, 1925 in Royalton, Pa. and was the son of the late Paul L. Sr. and Theresa (Goslin) Burger.

Paul was a graduate of the former Royalton School and attended Aeronautics School at the Farm Show Building. He was a veteran of the United States Army Air Corps, having served during World War II. He was a member of the ARC of Dauphin and Lebanon counties, a board member of Camp Sertoma, and served in various positions at Camp Yalijua, Doubling Gap Center, Newville, Pa.

Paul retired from GPU Nuclear after 41 years and attended Middletown First Church of God where he was a member of the men’s Bible class, a volunteer of “Beyond the Ramp” ministry, a member of the former Singing Men, a janitor for more than a decade and an usher. He was a life member of the NRA and a Past Grand of I.O.O.F. 307.

In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by two brothers, Vernon (Bud) Burger and Rober (Bob) Burger and a sister, Joanne Wright.

Paul is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Mary E. “Betty” (Stoner) Burger; a son, Harvey L. Burger and his late wife Judy of Middletown; a daughter, Harriet L. Wenrich and her husband Jerald of Hummelstown; five grandchildren, Ryan Levere, Jody P. Aurand, David R. Burger, Jamey R. Aurand, and Lori W. Meinsler; one brother, Edward R. Burger and his wife Supurjean; one sister, Janet C. Mark and her husband George; eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

A tribute to his life will be held on Friday, July 20, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Middletown First Church of God, 245 W. High St., Middletown, with the Rev. Kimberly Shifler officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday at the church.

Burial will be in Hillsdale Cemetery, Middletown.

The family has entrusted the care of the Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 260 E. Main St., Middletown, to handle the funeral arrangements.

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