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Steven Dwight Berg, age 84, of Midway, GA, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, January 28, 2023.
Steve was born in Clinton, Oklahoma, November 17, 1938, to Walter Theodore and Winifred Willis Berg. The Bergs moved to Farmington, New Mexico where Walter was a real estate appraiser. Steve attended school at New Mexico Military Institute. He graduated from the University of Oregon where he studied economics, political science, and history. After graduation, he was commissioned in the USAF as an officer and attended undergraduate pilot training. He then transitioned into the serious responsibilities of a pilot on a nuclear bomber, the B-47 jet. After serving in the USAF, Steve moved to the Savannah area, where he became involved in the real estate industry. He initially worked in sales, then later transitioned to property appraisal. Steve became an avid and gifted photographer. He attended several churches in the Savannah area.
With the purchase of 42 acres outside of Midway, GA, Steve designed and developed a 2500-foot grass runway on the property. It became known by pilots and the FAA as the Berg Park Airdrome, 9GA2. A challenge to local pilots, even the US military used the field for training on occasion in support of their V-22 Osprey aircraft. Steve hosted several regional fly-ins, with planes, remote-controlled airplanes, and their pilots all coming together to share their love of flying and to swap stories. Steve owned and maintained several Swift and Cub aircraft over the years. He was an accomplished civilian aviator who loved to share tales about taking to the blue skies over Georgia.
Steve regularly participated in the Scotish Burns Day celebration, where he introduced his niece Mary and her husband, Richard, to his attending friends just before his death. Steve participated in a number of groups related to mutual causes and heritage, and he was an active, sober member of Alcoholics Anonymous for over forty-four years. He made many life-long friends along the way.
Steve was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Arlen Dodson Hill and Edward Walter Berg. He is survived by Mary L Ventonis ( niece) and husband Richard; Robert Hill (nephew) and wife Rose; Christina Berg McGarr (niece); Edward Berg Jr. (nephew) and wife Jody; Susan McLaughlin (niece) and husband Clay; and niece Katherine Holt Berg; plus a host of 2nd cousins, extended family members, and many friends. Memorial and interment information to come at a later date.
Steve requested that memorial donationsbe made in his memory to the Sons of the American Revolution, Edward Telfair Chapter st Sons of the American Revolution, Edward Telfair Chapter at Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), Attn: Jimmy Smith, PO Box 2802, Savannah, GA, 31402.
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel