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Obituary - Dr. Gerald Berg

Dr. Gerald Berg

Date of Passing: December 12th, 2016

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Gerald Berg, Ph.D, of Brighton, NY, passed away December 12, 2016 at age 88. Predeceased by his parents, Lily and Abe Berg; his sisters-in-law, Gloria Berg and Alice (Cissie) Yablin; his brother-in-law, Sanford Jacobson; and his nephew Michael Jacobson. Survived by his beloved wife, Lila; his children, Robin (Gregg Tabakin), Michel (Sarah Nemetz) and Stacie (Erwin Rydell); brother, Melvin Berg; brother-in-law, Wayne (Gloria) Jacobson;, sister-in-law, Rosalind Jacobson; grandchildren, Erica Tabakin (Alex Rozenberg), Alexandra Tabakin, Benjamin Berg, Matthew Berg and Jonathan Rydell and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. As a scientist and environmentalist, Dr. Berg worked tirelessly along with many other caring, dedicated, devoted and hard working colleagues, first at the Public Health Service and then through the majority of his career at the US Environmental Protection Agency and as Adjunct Professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Engineering, ensuring that our water supply was safe and free of harmful infectious organisms and that our earth remains habitable for all future generations. Funeral services will be at the Bentz Funeral Service, Inc., 13 Oxford Road, New Hartford NY 13502 on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 2 pm followed by interment in House of Jacob Cemetery, Whitesboro, NY. The family will receive friends on Thursday December 15 from 7-9 p.m. at 2000 Summit Circle Drive in Brighton, NY. Donations may be made to a charity of one's choice in Gerald's memory. Gerald's family would like to thank everyone at The Jewish Home in Brighton, Strong Memorial Hospital and Highland Hospital and all of his health care providers for taking such good care of him during his final years.


I still remember meeting you for h first time at your wedding , and confusing you and your brother. Hey it happens ! But our friendship certainly grew as you moved to Cincinnati. Lots of loving memories from the holidays and just seeing you interacting in our daily lives. I am not sure why but I'm smiling remembering your love of chocolate. I miss you Gerry, you are special.
Ving Jaffa

To the family and friends of Dr. Gerald Berg: I am so sorry for this terrible loss. It is evident from reading his obituary that Gerald was an amazing person who touched so many lives and accomplished so much for this planet. It is my hope that you can find some comfort during this time from God's promises found in the Bible. Job 14:14&15- "If a man dies, can he live again? I will wait all the days of my compulsory service until my relief comes. You will call, and I will answer you. You will long for the work of your hands." All of our dear loved ones asleep in death have that promised hope of living once again! Our Heavenly Father longs to make that call to bring Gerald back to life right here on earth, the planet he worked so hard to keep clean. At that time though, things will be so different here on earth than they are now. Psalms 37:10,11,29- "10 Just a little while longer, and the wicked will be no more; You will look at where they were, And they will not be there. 11 But the meek will possess the earth, And they will find exquisite delight in the abundance of peace. 29 The righteous will possess the earth, And they will live forever on it." I really look forward to that wonderful time when there will be peace on this planet and we will all live forever free from any sicknesses or even environmental concerns. It will truly be a paradise just as it was in the Garden of Eden. I hope that can bring you a measure of comfort during this time of grief. Sincerely, A.J.