In Loving Memory of Geraldine "Geri" Berg


Geraldine "Geri" Berg

South Abington Twp, PA January 3, 1932 ~ May 26, 2019 Date of Service: May 28, 2019

Geraldine (Geri) Berg passed away peacefully on Sunday May 26 after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Louis Berg.

Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Sonia Volpe Freidlin and was a graduate of Scranton Central High School. She was a member of Temple Israel in Scranton.

Geri was a well-regarded pianist and musician who directed countless performances and gave years of musical instruction to many lucky students at her home and at the Temple Israel and Madison Avenue Temple Hebrew Schools.

She leaves behind two sons, Fred Berg and his wife Megan and their beautiful daughter Sonia of Philadelphia and Robert Berg of New York City.

She was also preceded in death by a son Scott; a sister, Tillie Futuronsky; and brothers, Morris Freidlin and Jack Freidlin. 

A graveside funeral will be held today at 12 noon in the Dalton Jewish Cemetery with services by Rabbi Moshe Saks.

There is no local shiva.

Arrangements entrusted to the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc.

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Amy (Simon) Schwartz
Posts: 2
Reply #2 on : Thu May 30, 2019, 09:00:21
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Geri Berg. She was a musical icon in Scranton and a wonderful role model for me growing up. I sang in a band with her, Lukie Wienberg and children and two boys. I have unconsciously modeled my musical life after Geri.. I play the guitar and work with Alzheimer patients and the " Special" communities. I have always sung and identified with hebrew music. I, recently spoke of Geri with one of the Weinberg sisters, Lyn. May her soul have an Aliyah and may her memory be for blessing. love snd comfort to the family.
Amy ( Simon) Schwartz
Janet DeAndrea and Family
Posts: 2
Geri Berg
Reply #1 on : Tue May 28, 2019, 20:51:08
We are all saddened to learn of Geri’s passing. She was a welcoming friend when I moved to the area. We spent countless hours on the tennis courts, which brought us great joy. Geri also showed remarkable patience as my children’s piano teacher. She was special and will be missed.