Burial and Memorial for Paul Berg

$3,795 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 32 people in 1 month
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Benjamin Friesen  DAVISON, MI
The backgammon world lost a great person this week.  Paul collapsed on March 16th while playing at the Flint Club. He passed away on the way to the hospital. He had a congenital heart condition. He was only 48.
Paul directed the Metro North BG Club near Detroit, and he was Assistant Director of the Flint Club. He was an excellent staffer at ABT tournaments in Michigan and Ohio, and a valued member of the USBGF Rating Team.
Paul was also a strong player, being Flint Club Champion and Player of the Year several times, as well as our Fleet Underwood Champion. He won two ABT titles in Ohio in 2000 and 2001.

Most of all, Paul was a dear friend, kind, witty, smart, and highly knowledgeable about sports, computers, politics -- and drawsheets. He will be greatly missed.

The Flint Area Backgammon Club is asking for help in paying for a memorial and burial for Paul. His family is not able to pay for this service alone. The money will be managed by Carol Joy Cole and any money raised in excess of the costs will be donated to charity.
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Update 2
Posted by Benjamin Friesen
1 month ago
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We received the final bill for the service and it was more than we anticipated. We have raised the goal in the hopes that we can cover the costs.
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Update 1
Posted by Benjamin Friesen
1 month ago
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Thank you everyone for your donations. The funeral service is set for Friday afternoon, March 24th, at 5:00 pm, with visitation from Noon-5:00 pm.
J.L. Peters Funeral Home
3880 Fort St.
Lincoln Park, MI 48146 -- Phone 313/928-6500
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$3,795 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 32 people in 1 month
Created March 18, 2017
BF
$25
Anonymous
21 days ago
SG
$50
Steve Grund
1 month ago

Paul did so much in his unassuming way for backgammon. What a tragedy to lose him so young. He was more than he ever realized.

JD
$100
John Drexel
1 month ago

Very sad loss.

JK
$100
John Klein
1 month ago

So sorry to hear about Paul. Paul was one of the good guys. Always looked forward to seeing him at backgammon tournaments.

$100
Anonymous
1 month ago
JG
$250
John Grayson
1 month ago

Paul was a great friend and such a wonderful person. He will be missed by the Grayson Family!

JF
$200
Judy Field
1 month ago

He will be missed, I know that Than and I will miss him.

MP
$25
Mark Van Poucker
1 month ago
PF
$100
Paul Farah
1 month ago
KM
$20
Keene Marin
1 month ago

Backgammon will miss you. We miss you.

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