CARBERRY--Dr. David Michael. of Pelham, NY died of natural causes at the age of 91 on April 17, 2014. Born in Brooklyn in 1923, he served in Gen. George S. Patton's Third Army and was awarded two Bronze Star Medals for acts of heroism during the Battle of the Bulge. He graduated from Providence College in 1947 and from Jefferson Medical School in 1951, going on to specialize in thoracic surgery. After a general residency at Buffalo General Hospital, Dr. Carberry completed a surgical residency at Roosevelt Hospital and began his practice there in 1961. He held the position of Chief of Thoracic Surgery at Harlem Hospital from 1976-1994. As an Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery, College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University, he practiced at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center from 1979-1994. During the Carter Administration, Dr. Carberry received designation as thoracic surgeon-on-call during Presidential visits to New York City. An American College of Surgeons Fellow, he served as in-house physician for Rockefeller Center during his career. He was issued a Police Surgeon's shield by the New York City Police Department and, upon his retirement in 1994, was presented with a Certificate of Meritorious Service in recognition of 25 years of dedication and outstanding service from Police Commissioner William J. Bratton. A dedicated Providence College alumnus, Dr. Carberry proudly held numerous terms as President of the New York Alumni Club. His passing was preceded by his beloved wife, Joan, to whom he was married for 55 years. A devoted father and grandfather, he is survived by his children, Marcella, Jeanne, David Michael Jr. and Maggie, and by his grandchildren David Michael III, Ryan and Reilly.
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Published in The New York Times on Apr. 27, 2014