Gerard Bergman

May 25, 1929 - May 15, 2017

Visitation: Wednesday 2-8 PM, Devlin Funeral Home of the North Hills

Service: Thursday 10 AM, St. Teresa of Avila Church

Age 87, of Ross Twp., formerly of the North Side, passed peacefully and surrounded by his family on Monday, May 15, 2017; Beloved husband for 63 years of JoAnn (Cvetic); Loving father of Jeff (Beth Anne), Julie Zangaro (Gary), Jerry (Sue), and Jeannine Patton (Po); Proud grandfather of Jessica, Brandon, Brock, Brett, Jordan, Cody, Beau, Tyler, Ali, Brody and Tanner; Treasured great-grandfather of 6; Son of the late William and Rose (Buchert), Loving brother of Ray, Father Charles, Rosemary Amurgis, and the late William. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives, friends; especially his loving and devoted caregiver, Janet Henney.

Friends will be received on Wednesday from 2-8PM at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME, 806 Perry Hwy., Ross Twp. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday at 10 AM at St. Teresa of Avila Church. Jerry officiated in the NFL from 1966-1995. His 30 years as an official is the second-longest tenure in NFL history. His career was highlighted by officiating four Super Bowls, two Pro Bowls, seven conference championship games, and numerous playoff contests. Jerry also helped create the Professional Football Referees Association (PFRA), and was instrumental in negotiating the first pension for game officials. Jerry was a 1948 graduate of North Catholic High School, where he quarterbacked the football team. He was involved in coaching youth football his entire life. He was the recipient of numerous honors, including the Dapper Dan Award, induction into the Western PA Sports Hall of Fame, the North Catholic Hall of Fame, and the North Side Hall of Fame. The family would like to thank the staff at Arden Courts of the North Hills, 1125 Perry Hwy., Pgh, PA 15237 for the compassionate care and would like to direct memorial contributions to them in lieu of flowers.

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  • James graff (Plumber Jim)

    Never was honored to me Mr. Bergman, have meet his wife, and 2 daughters, and their husbands, and many of the grandchildren. They are all great people, with great family values, which to me means it came from the roots of the family which I would believe would of been Mr. Bergman. God Bless him and his complete family.

  • Bob Moose

    See Ya

  • Conni McGortey Miller

    Jul, Jeanine, Jerry and Jeff – I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. He was always so full of life, and so very kind when all of us were trooping through his house. His life is such a gift to all of you and I hope your wonderful memories bring you peace. Life becomes so very different when you lose a parent and I hope you are comforted with prayers and in knowing he is resting in peace with God. God bless you and prayers coming your way.

  • Michael & Ginger Scherer Wood

    Dearest JoAnn & Family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. It has been many years since I babysat for the children on Perry View Avenue. Jerry would always make sure I got home safely; he’d walk me home. You were very fortunate to have your husband / father for so many years. Jerry lived a full life. It’s not easy to let go, but you will meet him again. May the Peace of Christ be with you! Ginger


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