M. “Carol” Bergman, age 94, passed away on Friday, June 23, 2017, formerly of Windermere, Florida. She was born in Lyndhurst, New Jersey, and moved to Windermere in 1956 from Packanack Lake, New Jersey.
Her dear husband, Dave, of 48 years passed away in May 1994. Her family thanks Golden Pond, Winter Garden, Florida, for providing a loving home for her for the past few years.
She was a member of First Baptist Church of Windermere since 1969. Her mission was the Card Ministry for the church, sending cards since 1978, and she served on the Flower Committee for 20 years.
She was chairman of the Bergman Spirit Award, sending people out into the mission field. She served on the Compassion Mission Team and went to Costa Rica on a mission trip.
She was a member of the Central Florida Women’s League since 1988 and member of the Health Central Hospital Auxiliary Volunteers since March 1993, serving as president of the auxiliary for two years. She served as a sponsor of the the West Orange Christian Service Center and on the fundraising committees.
She leaves a daughter “by choice,” Jean Miller of Orlando, Florida; a brother, Ronald Bach of Fort Myers, Florida; five nieces, one nephew; seven great-nieces, one great-nephew; five great-great-nieces and one great-great-nephew.
She retired from Martin-Marietta, now Lockheed Martin, after 22 years. Serving alongside her husband, Dave, who was Santa Claus, she was Mrs. Claus for 37 years, delighting children and families and numerous organizations.
Memorial services will be held at the First Baptist Church, 300 Main St., Windermere, Florida, at 11 a.m. Friday, July 21, 2017, with reception following.
Arrangements under the direction of Woodlawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home, Gotha, Florida. Guest book online at woodlawnfuneralhomegotha.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in M. Carol Bergman’s name to: The First Baptist Church Windermere, 300 Main St., Windermere, FL 34786; Vitas Healthcare, 2201 Lucien Way, Suite 100, Maitland, FL 32751; or The Capital Campaign to build the Cornerstone Hospice Care Center at Health Central, 1414 Kuhl Avenue, MP 200, Orlando, FL 32806.