City of Oaks Funeral Home & Cremation

Scott Bergenbush

Apex, North Carolina

Age 54.
Died 06/22/2023.

Scott Bergenbush
Scott Bergenbush, 54, passed away on June 22nd, 2023. He was born June 25th, 1968, to John and Patricia Bergenbush. Scott is survived and missed by his loving wife, Maureen (née O’Keefe); daughter, Lauren; son, Scotty; daughter-in-law, Jan; sister, Tammy and many aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. Scott was predeceased by his father, mother, and older brother, John.

Born in New Jersey, Scott spent most of his childhood in Florida and Pennsylvania before returning to New Jersey where he met his wife, Maureen. The family moved to North Carolina 16 years ago.

Scott spent his entire life devoted to his family and the business that he grew. Throughout his life, he served as a shining example of what a husband, father, and mentor should aspire to. As a husband and father, Scott excelled, idolizing the family that he had grown for himself. His family would often joke about how much he spoiled them and always held them first, even over himself. He worked incredibly hard so that his family would never go without. Over the years, he strived to be the best in anything he did, highly competitive and admired by many for his knowledge and skill which he passed on to many young mechanics and colleagues he took under his wing and helped grow. In his automotive business, he formed lasting friendships with both coworkers and customers alike, and he guided many of his employees who became lifelong family friends and accomplished professionals in their industry.

Scott, an avid Raiders fan, had the personality and charisma to endear people to him easily. He was well-known by his nickname, “Big Guy” who had an even bigger heart. People knew they could trust him, whether it be with their car, friendship, or heart. Like his heart, Scott’s home was always open to those in need, whether they were family members in need of a fresh start or coworkers becoming guests in his home when they had nowhere else to stay. In addition to his caring actions, he had a quick wit and unparalleled ability to bring humor to any stressful situation. You could always count on Scott to make you laugh, no matter how you were feeling.

Scott’s big heart also extended to the many dogs he loved and cared for throughout his life. He leaves behind Hammy, Fred, and Max. But he joins “the army of dogs” he has had waiting for him: Spike, Sarge, Schatzie, Bruce, Raider, and Maggie.

Family and friends are welcome to attend a funeral mass, which will be held at St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church at 3008 Old Raleigh Rd, Apex, NC on Friday, July 7th, 2023 at 10:45am. There will be a repast held after the service at 1010 Schieffelin Rd, Apex. If desired, friends may make a donation to a local animal rescue that Scott and Maureen have worked with extensively: Crisis Dogs NC at

For additional information or for service details, please reach out to the family directly.

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City of Oaks Cremation and Funeral Home is a full-service funeral home in Raleigh, serving all of North Carolina and beyond. We provide an alternative to costly funeral homes and every day we help families in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and all over North Carolina make simple, affordable funeral arrangements.

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Our Promise

Apples to Apples

Just like all other licensed funeral homes in North Carolina, City of Oaks Cremation, LLC is regulated by the NC Board of Funeral Service.

The same laws that apply to the big corporate funeral homes also apply to the modest independently owned firms like ours. All crematories in North Carolina, regardless of who owns them, are inspected annually by the state and must adhere to the same rules and laws.

Genuine Care

We're committed to providing families within our community unsurpassed service before, during and after the time of loss.

Our staff will provide clear communication to your family through each step as we move forward from the original phone call notifying us of a death to the time we deliver the urn back to your family. We will treat your family with the utmost respect, as we honor the wishes of your loved one.

We promise to make this process affordable and as endurable as possible.

State Wide

Our Funeral Home is located in Wake County NC; however, we provide our services to families throughout the entire State.

Unlike other funeral homes, we don't charge an additional mileage fee. Regardless of what county you live in, we can help your family with making simple, affordable funeral arrangements. From Asheville to Wilmington, we're proud to help families statewide.

Our Services

Direct Cremation


Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. We include everything you need for a simple or direct cremation. Simple, affordable and reliable. We have not changed the cost of our direct cremation service since we opened City of Oaks in 2012.

Cremation with Solidified Remains


We offer the option of choosing how you receive your loved ones remains. Selecting our Direct Cremation with Solidified Remains option is a beautiful way to transform cremated remains into 40-60 “stones” that you can hold.

Cremation with Visitation


City of Oaks Funeral Home and Cremation provides an affordable cremation option with onsite visitation. Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. Simple, affordable and reliable.

Immediate Burial


An immediate burial has the same end result as a traditional burial; however, we have eliminated the extra (sometimes unnecessary) services prior to getting to the cemetery. Not everyone wants an open casket for viewing or a limousine for the family. Despite the term immediate, we can move as fast as you need or as slow as you like. This option simply allows you to save money by eliminating some of the fancy extras at the funeral home.

Traditional Funeral


We offer the same traditional funeral services as the big corporately owned funeral homes in the area; however, we cost about half the amount. You might consider a traditional funeral service if your family is looking for an open casket visitation, a traditional church service or a funeral service in the funeral home's chapel. A traditional funeral service can be altered to fit the needs of your family.

Green Burial


This establishment is one of a select number of funeral homes who meet the criteria for providing green funeral service by the Green Burial Council; a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization working to encourage environmentally sustainability in the field of funeral service. Our Green options allow for a funeral to take place without the use of toxic and non-biodegradable materials/chemicals.



As an alternative to traditional cremation, City of Oaks Funeral Home also offers Aquamation. The Aquamation process, often referred to as alkaline hydrolysis, uses a solution of water and potassium hydroxide to facilitate natural decomposition.

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