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Dr. Gerald Berman

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BERMAN, DR. GERALD, 79, died Saturday, June 15, 2013.

He was a native of Bronx, NY, a class valedictorian of his junior and high school classes and a graduate of New York University. He attended medical school at University of Louisville, achieving top honors in his medical class and completed his residency at Philadelphia General and Temple University and was a US Army veteran (Cpt.) of the Vietnam War.

He began his practice of ophthalmology in 1967-1968 and was member of numerous organizations including, AOA Medical Society, past president of Kentucky Chapter of Ophthalmology Society, American Medical Association, Kentucky Medical Society, Louisville Medical Society and The Temple. He enjoyed building model airplanes, belonging to a local group of model builders, he loved to travel and especially loved going to his cabin in North Carolina and was an longtime, avid UofL fan.

He is survived by his wife, Benita Berman; his son, Greg Berman (Ellyn); his daughter, Cara Berman (Michael Jacobson) of Seattle, WA; his brother, Stanley Berman (Cynthia Garrett) of Briarcliff Manor, NY; and his grandchildren, Amanda, Sam and Zach Berman and Dylan Jacobson.

Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at The Temple, 5101 US Hwy 42, with burial to follow in The Temple Cemetery. Visitation will be after 1:30 p.m. Herman Meyer & Son is in charge of arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy may go to The Temple, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or donor's favorite charity.

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Published in The Courier-Journal on June 17, 2013
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