|ALEC J. "AJ" BERG
HORNELL-Alec J. "AJ" Berg, nine years old, of Vincent St., passed away unexpectedly of a congenital heart defect on Saturday (June 22, 2013) at St. James Mercy Hospital in Hornell where he was taken after becoming ill at home.
Born in Hornell on Sept. 25, 2003, he was a son of Jeremy and Kimberly Gilbert Berg.
AJ just completed third grade at the Bryant School in Hornell.
He was the most lovable and intelligent child you would ever want to meet; he could put a smile on anyone's face.
AJ loved to snuggle and always enjoyed being the center of attention and was often considered a "ham" ; and in school, he was sometimes known as the "class clown."
A math whiz, he especially enjoyed playing cards and video games; and he also liked to go camping and swimming.
His family includes his father and stepmother, Jeremy and Kim Berg of Hornell; his mother, Kimberly Gilbert Berg (David Price) of Canisteo; his brother, Tyler Berg of Hornell; his two step-brothers, Tyler Mosher and Joe Hollar both of Hornell; his step-sister, Amber Hollar of Canisteo; his paternal grandparents, Betty Berg of Hornell and Larry Berg of Florida; his maternal grandparents, Betty and Kenneth Gilbert of Bath; also his aunts, uncles and cousins.
Calling hours are from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc., 285 Main St., Hornell, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday. Committal services and interment will follow at Rural Cemetery, Hornell.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in his memory to either the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005 or to the Spina Bifida Assoc of Northeastern N.Y., 123 Saratoga Rd., Scotia, N.Y. 12302. Envelopes for memorial contributions will be available at the funeral home.
Online condolences or remembrances of AJ are welcomed at www.bishopandjohnsonfuneralhome.com.
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