St. Cloud, Florida/Livonia: August 5, 2017, Ray passed away in Hospice at the age of 78. Ray is survived by his wife of 55 years, Charmaine (Habberfield) Berger and son, Steven Berger, daughters Michelle (Gary) Agosto of Rochester, Marci (Randy) Diaz of Orlando, Fl. and Candice (Stephen) Ezard of Livonia. Grandchildren Tiffanie, Ashley (fiancé) Chris, Mariah (fiancé) Spencer, Garret, Nikko, Steven, Brett, Mitchell, David, Brooke and Skylar. Great-grandson Jayden; brother-in-law, Marshall (Sharon) Habberfield, several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brother-in-law Sheldon Habberfield.
Ray was born on December 8, 1938 in Rochester, NY to parents Benjamin & Dorothy Berger.
He started to run Berger Plumbing on Hudson Ave. in Rochester, NY at the age of 8 which his father started after the war. Ray started Commercial Products in 1972 and ran that business until 1997 in which he started his new business in Livonia, NY. Livonia Supply Centre. Ray made many friends over the years and there wasn’t too many plumbing problems that he couldn’t fix.
Ray loved to vacation and spend time with his family and all of his grandchildren.
Ray always wanted to start a Euchre game at every family get together. Ray was always there to lend a hand with his tools to help out with any job. Ray was famous for giving into his grandchildren when the parents would say “NO”. Ray enjoyed watching his children and then his grandchildren play sporting events.
Friends may call on Sunday, August 13th, from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree Street, Routes 15 & 20A, Livonia, NY , where funeral services will be held Monday, August 14th at 11:00 am. Interment will be at the Oak Ridge Cemetery, South Livonia. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Ray’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 50, Memphis TN 38101-9929. To send a condolence or share a memory please visit: www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com