Tonawanda News


October 19, 2012

Rae Maxine Berg

NORTH TONAWANDA — Rae Maxine (nee Remmele) Berg, age 87, of North Tonawanda, died Thursday, October 18, 2012, at Northgate Manor Health Care Facility, Hospice Wing. Born  in Marietta, OH to the late Clayton and Clara (Thompson) Remmele, she was the wife of the late Howard T. Berg, Sr., and mother of the late Bonnie Ostolski, who both died earlier this year. Mrs. Berg had been employed as a cafeteria worker for the Tonawanda High School for many years. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in the City of Tonawanda, and an avid bingo player.

She is survived by three children, Terry (James) Hodgson and Jody (David) Hodgson, both of North Tonawanda, NY; and Howard (Ginny) Berg, Jr. of West Palm Beach, FL; eight grandchildren, Brad and Traci Ostolski, Kimberly Bard, Cori Colburn, Vicki and Jenny Berg, and Joshua and Jacob Hodgson; a son-in-law, Dennis (late Bonnie) Ostolski of West Palm Beach, FL; one sister, Norma (late James) Mileham of the City of Tonawanda; one brother, Richard (Sally) Remmele of Newfane, NY; a sister-in-law, Mary Engelhart, formerly of North Tonawanda; a brother-in-law, Charles Berg of CA; also survived by several great-grand-      children and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Mary Lou Schulz; and a brother, Clayton Remmele.

There will be no prior visitation. A private entombment will be in St. Francis of Assisi Chapel Columbarium. Memorial contributions in memory of Rae Maxine may be made to Niagara Hospice House, 4675 Sunset Dr., Lockport, NY 14094. Arrangements by JOHN O. ROTH FUNERAL HOME, INC., Tonawanda, NY.  

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