Robert R. Berg

United States Military Veteran

Robert R. Berg, February 11, 2023

Beloved husband of the late Dolores Berg for 69 years. Dear father of Terrence (Lisa), Martin (Dana) and Gary (Anita) Berg. Dear grandfather, “ PaPa”, of Eric Berg (Megan), Ryan Berg, Andrea Straus (Samuel), Gina Berg, Chastity Gowen (Tom), Emily Zwilling (Jim). Dear great-grandfather of Griffin and Eleanor, Isabella, Aubrey and Leo. Beloved brother of the late Harold Eisenberg (Adeline), the late Goodman Eisenberg (late Betty), the late Hyman Eisenberg (Phyllis), the late David Eisenberg (Joyce), the late Rose Ragin (late Eli). Dear brother-in-law, uncle, cousin, and friend.

Robert was an honored WWII US Navy Veteran. He was proud of his career as Director of Symphonic Band for 33 years. After 2 years directing the Union High School band, Robert joined Parkway School District, retiring from Parkway Central in 1985 after 24 years of service. In 1973, he received the Master of Music Degree from St. Louis Institute of Music. His instrument of choice was the trumpet, and he played at local St. Louis jazz clubs in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s. Known to his friends and family as Bob, he loved taking care of his pristine yard, basking in sunshine, and hosting family barbecues on the patio. He and Dolores took many cruises to the Caribbean Islands and trips to Las Vegas where he played Blackjack with expert skill. During retirement, Bob enjoyed weight training and won numerous awards at Bally’s gym in his age group.

Above all, Bob loved his family. Every year, “Pop”, as he was endearingly named by his kids, and Dolores hosted numerous holiday and special-occasion gatherings. Bingo was a yearly tradition on New Year’s Day with his three sons, daughters-in-law, and grandkids.

Robert was addressed as “Mr. Bob” by his extraordinary caregivers. Because of them he was able to stay in his home surrounded by photographs and paintings of family. A special thank you to Audrey Sanders and her team of caregivers for their loving support and tireless patience, grace and respect during the past 2 1/2 years. Thank you to Nurse Julie for her compassionate care and guidance, as well as the staff of the Visiting Nurse Association of Greater St. Louis.

Graveside service Friday, February 17th, 1:30 PM at Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery, 650 White Road. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions preferred to the Alzheimer’s Association, 9370 Olive Boulevard, 63132 ( Please visit for more information. BERGER MEMORIAL SERVICE