I met Dr. Berley when I went to Baptist Hospital Emergency Room in 1958 with an appendicitis attack. He took out my appendix and was so kind to a scared teenager and was wonderful to my family. About a year later I fell on my left ankle and needed to have it stabilized in a hurry. He put a cast on it even though it was not his specialty so I could catch a flight the next morning to Miami for an interview with Eastern Airlines to become a Flight Attendant. He really did me a favor that night and I did get the job and flew for EAL for 31 years. I always remember him fondly for his caring and medical skill. May his soul rest in peace and may God Bless all his family. Sincerely, Delores Hartley Noyes
To Dr. Joe and your family - may God hold you tightly in his arms. What a wonderful life and legacy your father left to all of you!
Dear Mrs. Berley and family: I was saddened to learn of Dr. Berley's passing. Having known him only briefly, it was always good to see him, as he always had wonderful stories of which I could listen to endlessly. He was a most wonder-
ful and good man to which many aspire and hope to achieve.
It is an honor to have known such a man.
God bless you, family and friends.
In your sadness, may there be hope....In your thoughts, may there be peace....In your hearts, may there be healing. (Psalm 147:3)
In life we are privileged to run across a select few that are "memorable impressions" Dr Berley was one of those. Just living to reach 100 is a huge milestone. To have survived the horrors of captivity as a POW and have someone think enough about it memorialize it in a book is special. And charity work etc... It is hard to put into words but you have my deepest sympathy and I will always have fond memories of hunting on the farm with Dr Berley and Fred.
Rick Reichard and Family