Mary Phyllis Burger, 95, of Middletown passed away peacefully June 24. She was born in Erie, Pennsylvania to the late Albert and Mary Elizabeth (Connell) Sommerhof.
Phyllis was a graduate of Mercyhurst College in Erie where she worked as a teacher. Phyllis is predeceased by her husband William Northend Burger; her son, Dr. John A. Burger; and her brother William (Slim) Sommerhof.
She is survived by her children: Jann Phillips and her partner Tim Spillane of New York, Robert Burger and his wife Deborah of New Jersey and William Jeffrey Burger and his wife Ida of New York. Also surviving are her seven grandchildren: Tara, Jake, Rachel, Jodi, Duncan, Mitchell, Mary Elvis, William, John and Charles; as well as 13 great-grandchildren: Aaron, Zachary, Brooke, Faith, John,
Allison, Emma, Abby, Toby, Draco, Jason, Elaina and Fiona. Visitation and a service took place July 1 at the John E. Day
Funeral Home, Red Bank. All other arrangements will be private. Please visit Phyllis’s memorial website at johnedayfuneralhome.com.
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