John J. Berg, 84

STOW — John J. Berg, 84, of Stow, died early Tuesday morning, June 12, 2018 at the Fryeburg Health Care Center with his wife, Shirley and son, John by his side.  John had been a resident at FHCC for the last three years.

He was born in Bridgton on Jan. 8, 1934, a son of Erling K. and Frances (Cookson) Berg.  He attended local schools and went onto enlist in the U.S. Army.

Upon his return from the service, he married, Shirley McAllister on Apr. 22, 1960, in Harrison.  Over the years, they lived in Harrison, Norway, Connecticut and Stow.

John had been employed at CB Cummings in Norway, Pratt & Whitney, Lake Region High School and most recently at Hannaford in North Conway for 14 years until failing health caused him to retire.

He was a member of the Crooked River Masonic Lodge and enjoyed bird hunting, riding back roads in his Jeep and searching for old cellar holes in the woods.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley of Stow; son, John Berg Sr. of Fryeburg; two grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Memorial graveside services with military honors will be held at noon on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at the Hillside Cemetery in Stoneham.

Arrangements are in the care of the Wood Funeral Home, 9 Warren Street, Fryeburg. Online condolences may be shared at

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