Edwin Arthur Berger passed away on Thanksgiving. He was born April 3,1925 in Shelby, N.C., to Isaac and Ethel (Sinkovitz) Berger. Losing both of his parents at a young age, he was left newly married and on his own. Not only did he support a new wife Dora Davidson (1925-2013), but being generous to a fault, he helped support his two grandmothers, mother-in-law and brother.
Only later in life did he own several liquor stores, as well as real estate properties. He was proud that he was a self-made man. Before losing his sight in his later years he could fix anything, as well as teaching many how to drive and negotiate a salary. He was all about family. He was present at every event, and always made time to help anyone at any time.
His other passion was the University of Georgia football team. His family will miss his advice, Southern drawl and his wonderful stories. His friends will miss his flirtatious charm and overall warmth. A lover of life, he ate Varsity chili dogs till the end. His other favorites were Fox Bros. Barb-B-Q and The Colonnades’ fried chicken.
He is predeceased by his Dora, his wife of almost 70 years. He is survived by his daughter Iris Berger Silver (Jerry); grandchildren Brian (Mara) Silver, Michael Silver, Jodi (Jason) Loar and Jordan (Katie) Silver; and great-grandchildren Emily, Isaac, Erin, Noah, Jonah and Elisa; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Jerry’s Habima Theatre, through the Marcus JCC. Arrangements by Dressler’s Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.