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Ariana L. “Annie” Berger

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4 to 8 PM
Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Hindman Funeral Home (Frankstown)

Funeral Service

1 PM
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Hindman Funeral Home (Frankstown)

Berger, Ariana L. “Annie”, 26, Johnstown, passed away on June 2, 2018 at UPMC Shadyside, after a long and courageous battle with Cystic Fibrosis.  Born December 4, 1991 in Johnstown; daughter of Bernard Berger and Lynda Wedge. Preceded in death by her father, her grandfather Jack Bittner, and her soulmate and the love of her life who she is now reunited with, her boyfriend Brandon Carmello, who also passed away after battling Cystic Fibrosis. Survived by her mother Lynda Wedge, her step-father, Tim Wedge, her step-mother Cathy Henzler; her siblings, Ashley Gates and her husband Brian, Johnstown; Alyson Dube and her boyfriend Brennan Maher, Johnstown; her step-siblings, Timothy Wedge Jr. and his wife Nicole, Stahlstown; Nicole Wedge, Johnstown; her grandmother Gladys Bittner, whom took great care of Ariana, and made sure she always made it to her doctors appointments, and  that she had her medications, and breathing treatments, she will miss her daily calls from Ariana, as they talked every day; her grandmother Angela Amps; her pride and joy, and motivation in life, her niece Aria “Buggy” Gates; her niece, Alexis Wedge; her favorite Aunt Regina Bittner; as well as numerous other family members and friends, especially her “Cysters” and “Fibros” whom she loved dearly, and was in constant contact with, as well as her second family, the nurses of 4 East who cared for her at UPMC Shadyside. Ariana enjoyed Rap music, Reality Television, she loved her tennis shoe collection, and her mismatched socks, despite her illness, she was always positive, and wanted to help whoever she could. She was a loving daughter, sister, granddaughter, aunt, and niece. Ariana’s stubborn, yet loving and caring personality will be missed by all who knew and loved her. “I ached and yearned for that imaginary place, the one which I could breathe. Now I sit here with God, with Nature beauty and astounding light; and now I feel like “finally” I can BREATHE!”  Friends and family will be received on Tuesday June 5, 2018 from 4 to 8pm at Hindman Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. 1521 Frankstown Road. A funeral service will be held at 1pm on Wednesday June 6, 2018 at the funeral home, Pastor John Weaver & Pastor Keith Lohr, officiating. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ariana can be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 4550 Montgomery Ave. Suite 1100 N Bethesda, MD 20184 or the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 4742 N. 24th St. Suite 400 Phoenix, AZ 85016, or consider the gift of organ donation, as that is something Ariana was an advocate for. Arrangements in care of Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc. “Exclusive Provider of Veterans & Family Memorial Care.” Condolences may be made at

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