Joan L. Berger
March 6, 2023

Visitation Information

March 10 2023 - 11:30 am
Friends may meet at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside 15232

Funeral Information

March 10 2023 - 12:30 pm
Tree of Life Memorial Park, Reis Run Road, Franklin Park, PA 15237

JOAN L. BERGER: Of Atlanta, GA formerly of White Oak, PA passed away on Monday, March 6, 2023 at the age of 86. Beloved wife of the late James Berger. She is survived by her two sons, Joel Berger and David Berger along with her daughter in law Meredith, granddaughter Jordyn and grandson Noah. Sister of the late Rose Schwartz and Ed Lebowitz. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Joan received her Bachelors and Masters of education from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Education. The beginning of her career she worked for many years as an elementary school teacher for the City of Pittsburgh School District and returned to teaching later in her career working with Special Needs children at the Allegheny Intermediate Unit. She worked for many years with her late husband, James Berger at their family owned pharmacies Slaton's Pharmacy in McKeesport and Merit Drugs in Churchill. She had a passion for the Arts and was an accomplished painter and enjoyed anything art related, leaving behind many of her paintings to her children. A special place in her heart was working with children, both her own and her grandchildren as well as all of the children she worked with over the years as an educator. She will be greatly missed and remembered for her sweet nature and love of her family. Joan was a long time member of Temple B'nai Israel in White Oak and was active in Hadassah. Friends may meet at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc. 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Friday, March 10, 2023 at 11:30 AM and then proceed to Tree of Life Memorial Park for 12:30 PM Graveside Services. Following the Graveside Service, friends will be received at the Hyatt House, 5335 Baum Boulevard (Bloomfield) and also on Saturday with visitation and shiva minyan from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM. Family is asking that memorial donations in her memory be made to Camp Yofi at Camp Ramah Darom at


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Hi Joel, Extending my deepest sympathies for the loss of your mother. Nisha

By Nisha Patel - March 10, 2023

So sorry for the loss of Joan

By Lee Feinberg - March 10, 2023