What a great man! I had the honor of producing a documentary on Navy Medicine and their POWs during WWII. We flew Dr. Berley to the Philippines and for 9 days video taped him at the various locations he was held as a POW. He was 92 at the time and we had a hard time keeping up with him. I'm so glad we captured his legacy. Men like him don't come along very often.
Dear Mrs. Berley & the whole Berley family,
Please accept my condolences on the passing of Dr. Berley. I was privledged to be somewhat in the orbit of his energy. Wow, what an incredible man! And an invaluable life! We were all--whether close or far--made better by him.
You are each in my thoughts and he is in my prayers.
With deepest affection,
Fred I was so sorry to hear of your father's passing...what a wonderful & long life he had. My condolence to the entire Berley family. May he Rest in Peace. I will offer Mass for the repose of his soul.
Msgr. Jim Mennis
Mrs. Berley and Family, The Oscar Lott family sends their deepest condolences to your family. Dr. Berley was highly regarded by our family. May the knowledge that your beloved is in the arms of our Heavenly Father bring you peace and comfort. God bless you all.
Have to say upon hearing about this that I am crying while I immediately write this. A great man; a great doctor and soldier. With his skills as a surgeon, he literally saved my life when I was a kid in 1969, and he being the father of my baseball pals was a really "cool guy"...a compassionate and caring person; always interested in interacting with us kids to see what we were thinking! Being just a child, I did not quite comprehend his incredible courage to have survived those years as a POW during WW II and then still have the fortitude to go on and continue to care for his injured comrades afterwords. As another entry has stated: "the greatest of the greatest generation..." My sincere condolences to all of the Berley family.