Terry A. Bergman, 62, Reinholds, Vietnam vet, served West Cocalico Township, enjoyed hunting

By on July 29, 2015

Terry A. Bergman, 62, of Reinholds, PA died unexpectedly Thursday, July 23, 2015, in Pittsburgh.

Born in Ephrata, he was the son of the late Chester and Sara Jane (Steinmetz) Bergman. He was married to Sarah A. (Slaugh) Bergman for 34 years.

Terry was a 1971 graduate of Cocalico High School and went on to receive a B.S. degree from Penn State University in criminal justice.

He was a senior member of the West Cocalico Parks & Recreation Board having served for over 20 years. Terry was a Republican committeeman for West Cocalico Township, and former chairman of the Cocalico Area Republican Committee. He was a former Pennsylvania State commandant of the Marine Corps League of PA, Inc., and former member of the Pennsylvania Veterans commission where he was the recipient of the Adjutant General’s prestigious Pennsylvania Commendation Medal. Terry was a corporal in the US Marine Corps from 1972-1975 during the Vietnam War era and was assigned to Marine Corps Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Terry was a member of the Marine Corps Association, and a charter member of the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation. He also was a 32nd degree Mason and was a member of the Ephrata Lodge #665 F. & A.M., Lancaster Lodge of Perfection, Reading Consistory and Shriners International.

Terry loved collecting Reinholds area memorabilia as well as Marine Corps memorabilia. He also loved to travel, stopping at flea markets, auction and antique markets. He enjoyed hunting and was a member of the Cocalico Sportsmen’s Association.

Surviving besides his wife Sarah (Sally), Terry was the proud father of daughter: Jennifer B. Mann, and her husband Marino, of Doral, Fla. He was also “Grampie” to granddog, Baxter, a lovable little Westie. He is also survived by two sisters: Sherry Bergman (companion Jim) of Reinholds; Luanne Horst (husband Mark) of Ephrata; brother: Todd Bergman (wife Theresa) of Reinholds; numerous nieces and nephews; mother-in-law: Margaret W Slaugh, age 101, of Hilton Head S.C.; and sisters-in-law: Shirley Slaugh, of Indiana; and Nancy Slaugh, Arizona.

Funeral Services will be at 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 30, at the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz. Friends may visit with the family on Thursday afternoon from 1 to 3 p.m. Following the services, visitation will continue.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Terry’s memory may be made to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Office of Development, Shriner’s Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607 or Lebanon VA Hospital, 1700 S. Lincoln Ave., Lebanon, PA 17042.

To send an online condolence, visit SnyderFuneralHome.com. Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, Lititz, had charge of the arrangements.

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