Theodore "Ted" Burger, 93, of Derry, died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, in Excela Latrobe Hospital Hospice. He was born April 12, 1923, in Elco, a son of the late Andrew and Anna Chermak Burger. Ted was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church of Derry, where he was as an usher and greeter. He was an Army World War II veteran and had retired from Derry Westinghouse, where he had worked as a bricklayer. Ted was a lover of cars and was one who would always help his friends. In years gone by, he loved to go dancing with his wife, making jewelry, cutting his grass and any other handyman activities he could. He was a Triple A instinctive archer. He was a member of the Derry Rod & Gun Club, charter member of Twin Maples, Slovak Club, Greek Club, Derry Ukes, Millwood Sportsman and the Latrobe Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks No. 907 (where he loved to play golf). In addition to his parents, Ted was preceded by his loving wife of 67 years, Helen Marie Burik Burger; his sister, Anna Barron; and two brothers, Elmer A. and Albert Burger. Ted is survived by his loving children, Linda Block (William), of Jeannette, Richard T. Burger (Cheryl), of Latrobe, and Jeffrey Alan Burger (Chris), of McDonald; four grandchildren, Erick Burger, Justin Burger (Rhonda), Lisa Altschaffl (Keith) and Natalie Katich (Randy); five great-grandchildren, Corinne, Zoe, Evan, Hunter and Hailey; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the McCABE FUNERAL HOME, 300 W. Third Ave., Derry. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in St. Joseph Church, Derry, with Father Stephen C. West as celebrant. Interment will follow in the St. Joseph Church Cemetery. The Derry-Latrobe Honor Guard will conduct a military service at 10 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home. The family wishes a special thanks to Ligonier Gardens, Bethlen Home and Excela Latrobe Hospice. Memorial contributions may be made to Excela Latrobe Hospice Care. Online condolences may be made to www.mccabefuneralhomespa.com .
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