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Active UGA Player, Gary Berg, Passes Away
The passing of Gary Berg this past week was sad news for hundreds of Utah golfers who have played golf with him and enjoyed his competitive companionship for the past several decades.
He passed away after a five month battle with brain cancer and the UGA, on behalf of its many members who knew him, extends its deepest sympathy to his wife and children and extended family and friends.
Berg was active in tournament golf and also in the UGA eight-man team leagues. He was also a joy to be paired with and blended the traits of friendliness and competiveness beautifully.
He will be missed.
The published obit was as follows:
1958 ~ 2013Gary, our beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, nephew and friend died July 1st after a five month battle with brain cancer. We are not the losers: he lives in our hearts to help us understand the goodness and optimism of mankind.
Gary was born on May 25, 1958 in Seattle to Roger and Lorraine Thompson Berg. He graduated with degrees in Math and Chemical Engineering from Oregon State University in 1979. He was working for Alliant Tech Systems at the time of his death.
Gary moved to Salt Lake in 1979, met and married the love of his life, Sue, in 1983. They have two daughters Cicely (Michael Koumandarakis) and Caitlin, and one grandchild, Ivy Sue. He was an avid golfer (scratch for period) and expert skier, but made some poor choices when purchasing his cars!
There will be a Celebration of Life on July 13 at 4:00 p.m. at the LDS ward house on the corner of 17th East and 10980 South, generously donated by the local LDS ward members. People will be invited up to the microphone to speak about Gary. Friends and family will gather at the house immediately following. In lieu of flowers a donation can be made in Gary’s name to the Fourth Street Clinic, one of his favorite charities.
Published in Salt Lake Tribune from July 6 to July 7