Berger, Martin S.
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Martin Berger, of New York City, Quogue, NY and Palm Beach, Florida, passed away suddenly on September 12, 2011. Loving husband of Karen, cherished father of Brad, Greg (Janelle) and Leslie (Jeff) and step-father of Staci (John) and Sueann (Peter), sister of Ina Feidelman and Jack Berger, and adored Pop-Pop to Nicole, Jason, Morgan, Matthew, Niki, Tara, Eric and Sam.
Martin was the Chairman of the Board, Principal and Founder of the Robert Martin Company LLC, a Westchester County based diversified real estate company. He was also the Chairman of the Board, Owner and CEO of the City and Suburban Federal Savings Bank for over 40 years, as well as the President of the Construction Industry Foundation, and President of the Builders Institute of Westchester and Putnam Counties and a former Commissioner of the Westchester County Parkway Commission. Martin presently served on the Board of Mack-Cali Realty, the Municipal Assistance Corporation of New York, Director of the Governor's Island Preservation Corporation.
He also served on the Board of the White Plains Hospital Medical Center, UJA Federation of Westchester, he and was a Founder of the Young Men's Division of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and a former member of Young Presidents Organization. Martin was a member of Palm Beach Country Club and Hampton Hills Golf Club. Born June 19, 1930 in the Bronx, Martin graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School. He graduated from New York University in 1951 and proudly served his Country in the Korean War. In 1987, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Commercial Science from Pace University. Martin was an extraordinary man whose towering presence will be sorely missed by so many. One of his greatest achievements was being named as one of the top ten most influential people in the history of Westchester County. He was a leader, visionary, friend and mentor to so many and his proudest accomplishments were his beautiful wife, devoted children and adoring Grandchildren.
Published in the The Journal News from September 14 to September 15, 2011