Bessie Parelman Berger


On Saturday, Nov. 23, Bessie Parelman Berger of Rockville. Beloved wife of the late Samuel Morris Berger to whom she was happily married for more than 61 years; devoted mother of Francine (Gerald) Schall and Sharon (Mark) Wolfson; loving grandmother of Teddy Schall (Rebecca Shapiro), Jackie (Todd) Wallenstein, Rebecca Schall (Marc Levin), and Steven (Melissa) Wolfson; proud great-grandmother of Samantha and Eve Wallenstein and Brooke Wolfson; and adored Auntie Patsy to four generations of nieces and nephews. She was a loyal employee of the U.S. Agency for International Development for more than three decades. Funeral services were held on Nov. 25 at Congregation Har Tzeon-Agudath Achim in Silver Spring. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, the Har Tzeon-Agudath Achim Early Childhood Center or a charity of your choice.

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