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Paso Robles Youth Arts Foundation Honors Robert Berg

Robert ‘Bob' Berg died in Templeton Plane Crash

PASO ROBLES, Calif.- - The community of Paso Robles  is mourning the loss of two men  many say were very loved in the community.

Ted Hunter, a Paso Robles resident, said Robert Berg was a  nice and giving man.

Long time friend of Berg, Jon Hoagland, described Berg as a man with a heart of gold. Hoagland said Berg would do anything  to help people. He loved his wife Donna so much he wanted to honor her wishes and start the Paso Robles Youth Arts Foundaion, PSYAF.

Vicki Lee, executive  director at  PSYAF, said  "Bob got to the age where he couldn't fly anymore and his friend John Warren would fly for him, this would've been his last year. they were pals in the sky they flew together."

The students of the youth program  dedicated their latest  fundraiser over the weekend to Berg.

Kyman Rayneso, a student at the PSYAF said the center changed her life.

Rayneso said "It changed my life I used to be a shy little girl, and now i've been in 10 different productions, " she added I probably wouldn't be able to take classes anywhere I come from a not very wealthy family and this place has been a blessing."

Lee said "If it weren't for the bergs i wouldn't know where this community would be or what these children we'd do."

Donna Berg, and the Berg family is asking the public to make donations to the Donna Bob Berg Foundation to benefit the art students.

The address to donate: 5161 Vineyard Drive Paso Robles CA 93446.

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