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Edward Ray Burger, 86

January 01, 2022

Edward “Ray” Burger, 86, of Lititz, passed into the arms of his Savior, January 1, 2022. Born in Royalton, PA, he was the son of the late Paul L. and Theresa (Goslin) Burger, Sr. He shared 67 wonderful years of marriage with his beautiful wife, Spurgine M. “Jean” Burger, who died in November.

A 1953 graduate of Hershey High School, Ray worked as a printer for over 40 years, primarily with Telegraph Press in Harrisburg and later, Continental Press in Elizabethtown. Ray shared his printing skills through teaching at Milton Hershey School and evening classes at F & M College.

Ray’s faith was of utmost importance, and he loved the Lord and faithfully attended Liberty Baptist Church, Ephrata most recently. He enjoyed reading his Bible daily and found the study of Dispensationalism very interesting. Recently, Ray was reading in the book of Isaiah. He enjoyed ministering to others through music, playing the harmonica 13 times a month for a variety of nursing homes and retirement centers. Ray also enjoyed vegetable gardening and going for his daily walk around Lititz.

He will be sadly missed by his children, Richard Burger (Carmen) of Baltimore, Cindy Jefferson (David) of Germantown, MD, Kathy Felpel (Michael) of Lititz, Dennis Burger (Paula) of Lititz, and Thomas Burger (Lori) of Hunlock Creek, PA; 16 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Janet Mark, of Lewistown. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by four siblings: Vernon “Bud” Burger, Paul Burger, Jr., Robert “Bob” Burger, and Joanne Wright.

A viewing will be held from 10AM to 11AM, Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at Liberty Baptist Church, 47 Cindia Lane, Ephrata, PA 17522. Funeral Services will follow at 11AM at the church. Memorial contributions in Ray’s name may be made to the Wycliffe Missionary Group.

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January 09, 2022

I am truly thankful to Mr. Burger for hiring me in 1970 at Veron Martin Associates. That was my first full-time job, and it opened doors for me, And my confindence toward the future.
I always called him “Mr. Burger ” out of respect. He said that I don’t need to call him Mr. and that his good friends call him Ray. I was in printing for over 20 years and later with a local home security company. I have fond memories of my printing days and the Christian foundation it stood on.  I am going to meet Ray in heaven and thank him for hiring me!My deepest sympathy to the Burger family.
Sincerely, Ken Doutrich

January 08, 2022

I was truly thankful to Mr. Burger for hiring me in 1970 at Veron Martin Associates. That was my first full-time job, and it opened my confindence toward the future. I always called him “Mr. Burger ” out of respect. He said that I don’t need to call him Mr. and that his friends call him Ray. 
I was in printing for over 20 years and later with a local home security company. I have fond memories of my printing days and the Christian foundation it stood on.  I am going to meet Ray in heaven and thank him for hiring me!
My deepest sympathy to the Burger family.

January 08, 2022

I’m so thankful that I could count Ray among my friends! I thank God for his love of the Bible, and his desire to teach it to others. I pray that your memories will be fond and frequent, and that God’s grace and comfort will embrace you during your time of sorrow.
Pastor Timothy York

January 07, 2022

My deepest sympathy to the Burger family.  Looked forward to seeing him when he would come to our lunches.  

January 07, 2022

Approxmately 50 years ago, Ray and I worked together at Vernon Martin Asoociates. Ray was the plant manager. Other than Vernon, the owner, Ray was my boss. I still remember Ray treating all of us with respect and did not make us feel like he was better than the rest us. His conduct was that of a God fearing, Christian man. It will be good to reunite in with heaven some day with Ray. However, I am not sure that we will be talking about printing! May Jesus truly comfort and give your entire family much peace, as you reflect on your loved one, whose life was well lived, to the honor and glory of his Saviour and Lord, Jesus Christ.

January 05, 2022

My heart went out to you Kathy in the lobby and have been praying for the peace of God to rest upon you and your family. Remember that your parent’s memory will go with you everywhere you are, and though you may not have them in the physical realm you will one day unit with them in the spiritual. May the Lords Peace rest with you and your family.
 
 

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Tuesday, January 11, 2022
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Liberty Baptist Church
47 Cindia Lane
Ephrata, Pennsylvania 17522
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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