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Thomas Edward Bratter

Dr. Thomas Edward Bratter, of Salisbury, Conn., age 73 died at St. Luke's Hospital, Houston, Texas on August 3, 2012, after a long illness with heart disease. He is survived by his devoted wife of 49 years, Carole Jaffe Bratter, formerly of Houston, daughter Barbara (of Houston, Texas), son Edward and daughter in law, Andrea (of Newtown, Conn.) and three grandchildren Ben, Max, and Ali.

He is also survived by siblings Nancy Phillips and family of Scarsdale, N.Y., Nancy Polikoff and family of Washington, D.C. and Stanley Newman of New York City.

Tom grew up and raised his family in Scarsdale, New York. He was a graduate of Columbia College and Teachers College, Columbia University. Tom loved beautiful things and had a special appreciation for history, art and nature.

Tom also leaves behind a legacy of professional accomplishment as a psychologist dedicated to helping troubled adolescents. Numerous lives were touched and improved through his establishment and work at the John Dewey Academy, a residential high school for bright, troubled adolescents in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Tom's colorful personality and tireless concern for youth and their families will be missed by many.

FUNERAL NOTICE: A private service will take place in Houston at 10:30 am Monday. Contact Houston Jewish Funeral for details. A service will be held at Hevreh of Southern Berkshire in Great Barrington, Massachusetts on Friday August 10 at 2:30 for family and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to John Dewey Academy, Inc., (non-profit tax deductible) c/o Mario Verdolini, 450 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10017.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Aug. 9, 2012
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