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Howard J.  Burger
  • In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Howard's memory to:
  • Carroll High School Building Fund
    4524 Linden Avenue
    Dayton, OH 45432

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“Howard was a man of integrity with a servant's heart. I feel blessed to have known him. The world is a better place because of Howard and the love...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Krissy Barker - Troy, OH - Friend

“How sad to hear of Howard's passing. He was a gift to our family. It was the closeness he became to my parents that grew into a life long list of...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Patty Spoerl Bergman - Kettering, OH

“My daughter Betsy worked with Howard at Hospice of Dayton, and from the beginning he felt like part of our family. He was so encouraging, positive,...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Jane Fox - Hamilton, OH - Friend

“Howard was a true blessing to all who knew him. I will miss hearing his voice when he would call in to Hospice and I will always have good memories...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Sandy D'Agostino - Dayton, OH

“The world and especially Hospice of Dayton is a better place because of Howard. It was a privilege to work with him. There were times that I was sure...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Judy Colby - Englewood, OH

“Every time I look at our American Flag I think of you Howard. Thank you for serving our country. It was an honor to know you. ”
6 of 16 | Posted by: Miriam Teresa Wolf - Tremont City, OH

Our Angel “To Howard's Beautiful Family:Howard sure was something special. Howard was the first person I met at Hospice of Dayton. I was late to my interview...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Betsy Bown - Dayton, OH - Friend

“Howard was such an incredibly special individual, and I am so fortunate to have had the opportunity to get to know him during my employment at HOD....Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Stacey - Friend

“We will forever remember the Howard's kindness, helpfulness, and time spent with our daughter Sarah and her two children when they lived just down...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Elaine Lowry - Roseville, IL

“Dear the Burger Family, Uncle Howard was always so very kind to my whole family, especially my brothers and I. He always sent a birthday card and a...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Adam and Abbey Hewitt - Piqua, OH

“Dear Judi, Marty, and family, My family, including my husband Richard, and my dtr Jena, have been so privledged to work with your wonderful father at...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Susan and Richard Boesch - OH

One last picture when Howard told the Volunteer staff that he was retiring from volunteering. “Our sympathy to the Burger family on the loss of a father, grandfather, and uncle. Thank you for sharing him with his Hospice of Dayton Family....Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Miriam Morrison, Director of Volunteer Services, Hospice of Dayt - OH

Howard's visit to the Foundation and Finance Staff at the Kettering Tower shortly after "retirement" “When I think of Hospice of Dayton, I think of Howard Burger. Howard volunteered where ever he was needed most, whether it was going to a patient...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Lori Poelking-Igel - Dayton, OH

“Howard Burger was a beloved individual who donated thousands of hours of his time to Hospice of Dayton. He was as much a part of our campus as the...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Brenda Humfleet - Dayton, OH

Howard with one of my classes on Veteran's Day. “Dear Judy, Marty and all of Howard's family, We can't tell you how sad we were to hear about Howard yesterday. He made a big impact on our family. ...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Pam & Donny Fortener - Kettering, OH

“howard was a very dear friend to me and my family years ago. he continued his friendship and caring thru the years even after we had moved. his...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: Sarah Lowry (fka Woolum) - OH


Howard J. Burger, age 91, died Wednesday, August 14, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on April 18, 1922 to Harry and Louise (Straw) Burger. Howard was a member of Immaculate Conception Church. He retired after serving 41 years in the construction industry. Howard received his high school diploma from Stivers High School and received a Certificate from The Ohio Institute of Technology. A US Navy Veteran, Howard served aboard the USS Ward and the USS Huston during WWII. He was a past President of the Carroll High School Boosters and was inducted into the Carroll High School Hall of Fame in 2004. Howard was a 16 year volunteer at Hospice of Dayton and was honored with the Ohio Heart of Hospice Award. Having a compassionate servant's heart, he, also, volunteered at Kettering Hospital. He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife, Connie (Breig); son, Howard; granddaughter, Rebecca Burger; grandsons, Steven Howard and Douglas Burger; sisters, Virginia Burger, Mary Callahan and Ruth Geiger; brothers, Jack, Paul, Bill, Bob, Dick, Jim, and Tom; numerous nieces, nephews and long time friend, Peck Albers. Howard is survived by his daughter, Judi Howard (Hargus); son, Martin (Martina); 11 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; and 3 great great grandchildren. Family will greet friends 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday, August 16, 2013 at Reis Legacy Center Meyer-Boehmer Chapel, 6661 Clyo Rd., Centerville. Prayer Service will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 17th at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 17th at Immaculate Conception Church. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Howard's memory to Carroll High School Building Fund. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home and at church.