Robert Lynn Berg

18 April 1928 - 20 December 2021

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Robert Lynn Berg

Robert Lynn Berg, 93, passed away peacefully at his daughter’s home in Acworth, Ga., Dec. 20, 2021, shortly after being diagnosed with cancer.

He is survived by his two daughters, Nancy Berg Feero and Barbara Berg Friedrich, and two grandsons, Karl and James Friedrich.

Born April 18, 1928, in Chicago, Ill., he attended Highland Park High School and became an Eagle Scout. Later he went on to obtain a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Purdue University, graduating in 1950.

He later served in the United States Navy as a lieutenant junior grade during the Korean war and was awarded the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Korean Service Medal. He was discharged in 1953, in Coronado, Calif., where he met his first wife and mother of his two daughters, Shirley Christian Berg. They were married for 20 years and divorced in 1973.

He later married his second wife, Arlene Ashman Berg, and spent most of their 20-year union living in Saudi Arabia while Robert was working for Aramco. Retired in 1987, he and Arlene moved to East Aurora, N.Y., and later to Brevard, where Arlene died in 1999. He and his third wife, Betty Keyser Berg, married in 2000 and spent almost 20 happy years together before she passed away on Dec. 14, 2019. They were both long-time members of the Brevard First Methodist Church.

He loved to travel, and with Arlene and Betty, visited almost all the corners of the world, including most of Europe and the Middle East. Their favorite trips were often to many less-traveled places such as Nepal, Afghanistan, Kenya and Burma (now Myanmar).

While living in Saudi Arabia, he developed a love for antique cars and oriental carpets, which he shared with his family. He leaves behind a wonderful legacy of laughter and love that will be remembered by all and treasured for many years to come.

Robert Lynn Berg’s ashes will be interred next to his wife, Betty’s in Charlotte, N.C., and a small, family only service will be held next month.

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