Raymond W. Werger, age 81, of Coal Hill Rd., W. Salem Twp., passed away Thursday afternoon, August 3, 2017 in his residence. 

He was born in Greenville on May 16, 1936 to Arthur F. and Carrie S. (Kirkner) Werger.  He attended Penn High School and was a graduate of Jamestown High School.  Ray was employed for thirty-one years as a carman at the Bessemer & Lake Erie R.R. and had also been a farmer in W. Salem Twp. for over forty-five years. 

Ray attended Big Bend United Methodist Church, Mercer, and was a member of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau.  Ray was an avid coon hunter and had been a member of the Mercer County Coon Hunters Association.  He also enjoyed reading, working on puzzles and collecting antique tractors. 

On November 9, 1973 he married the former Joanne L. Struble, she survives at home.  Also surviving are three daughters, Anita M. Woods and her husband Blaine of Greenville, Diana L. Lazzar and her husband David of Clarks Mills and Lisa L. Hernandez and her husband Gerardo of Greenville, a son, Arthur L. Werger and his wife Lucy of Greenville, a brother, Robert Werger and his wife Shirley of Jamestown, eight grandchildren, David Woods, Wyatt Lazzar, Hoyt Lazzar, Garin Hernandez, Gerardo Hernandez, Raya Hernandez, Maddox Werger and Lyla Werger and a niece, Carol Sue Jones and her husband Jim. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Zayden Hernandez.

Memorial contributions may be made to West Salem V.F.D., 625 Vernon Rd., Greenville, PA 16125 or Big Bend United Methodist Church, 2665 Valley Rd., Mercer, PA 16137.



  1. Lois Robinson (Margie Robinson Lineberger's mother) Lois Robinson (Margie Robinson Lineberger's mother)
    August 5, 2017    

    Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the Werger family. Deepest sympathy.

  2. Ronda Jordan Ronda Jordan
    August 5, 2017    

    So sorry to hear about your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you and the family of those who will truly miss him and loved him. Again; my deepest sympathy.

  3. T. Kelly T. Kelly
    August 9, 2017    

    Please accept my heartfelt sympathies. My heart goes out to the family. Death is something we will never get use to. In fact, God’s Word refers to death as an enemy (1 Corinthians 15:26). It is comforting to know that very soon our loving Heavenly Father, Jehovah, will remove death once and for all and give us the opportunity to see our loved ones again here on the earth.

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