Paul Edward Berger

Paul Edward Berger, 68, passed away Oct. 31 after a valiant battle with kidney disease. He spent his last days at his home in Alameda with his family at his side.

Born in the Bronx in 1946, Paul was the third son of George and Elaine Berger.

Paul graduated from Christopher Columbus High School before earning his bachelor of arts finance degree from Boston University. After stints as a Good Humor truck driver and lie detector operator, Paul traveled west in the mid-1960s and en route met his wife Diana.

Landing in Alameda, Paul became controller at companies such as Mack Truck and Occupational Health Services. Paul and his wife later built small businesses D&F Floral and The Sandwich Garden before retiring. Paul was one of the founding members of the Alameda Little League and coached his sons for several years.

Paul is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Diana; devoted children Donald (Shannon) of Danville; John (Carol) of Walnut Creek and Jeremy (Lynn) of Novato. He was "G-Pa" to grandchildren: Justin, Jordie, Jacob, Sydney, Kendall, Brian and Jackson. He is also survived by his brothers Mel of Mt. Kisco, N.Y.: Stuart of Alameda and Randy of Las Vegas.

Friends and family are invited to a family visitation, sharing of loving memories and reception on Saturday, Nov. 15, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services, 2694 Blanding Ave., Alameda.

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