Col Thomas L. Berta U. S. Army (Ret.)

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Col. Thomas L. Berta, 81, of Fredericksburg passed away Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at his home.

Col. Berta was a U. S. Army veteran having served 31 years and two tours of duty in the Vietnam War. He completed his military service at the Pentagon with the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Col. Berta received numerous U. S. decorations and badges including the Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross and Bronze Star Medal.
He was a graduate of Penn State University, University of Southern California, Army War College and National War College.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Berta; three children Stephanie Campbell and husband Jack, Tom Berta Jr. and wife Dorota and Brian Berta; six grandchildren Jacob, Carlyn, Tessa, Ania, Antek and Sara; siblings Mary Hanusek, Andrew Berta, John Berta and wife Mary, Helen Rogusky and husband Ed, and Anna Marie Durange; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Helen Berta; brothers Joseph Berta and Joseph Skvasik.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12 at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.

A Mass of Celebration will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13 at St. Jude Catholic Church. Burial will be a later date at Arlington National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or the America Heart Association 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060.