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Barry BERMAN Obituary
BERMAN, Barry Lee Barry Lee Berman of Sandy Springs (GA) passed away Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. He was 75 years old. Born in Baltimore (MD), on Oct. 9, 1942, Barry devoted his life to education and to his family. A graduate of Baltimore's Polytechnic Institute in 1960 and Case Institute of Technology (which soon merged with Western Reserve University to form Case Western Reserve University) in 1964, Barry earned his Ph. D in physics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1969. After being a physics professor at colleges in Kentucky and New York-where his first daughter, Brenna, was born-Barry became fascinated by computers and computer software, eventually spending his yearlong sabbatical studying the fast-growing late 1970s trend. His passion for educational and personal computing, and eventually the internet-which continued throughout his entire life-soon prompted him to leave teaching for educational sales. He spent more than 30 years in the industry, working for Fourier Systems, Wicat Systems, SMARTHINKING, and Pearson until his retirement in 2016. Barry's tenure at Wicat Systems brought him to Atlanta in 1982, where he met Dr. Betsy Gard at a Jewish singles' event in two years later. The two were married in June 1986 and together they raised their children, Brenna, Sarah, and Danny. Barry was an avid sports fan and loved watching University of Wisconsin football, the Baltimore Colts and later the Baltimore Ravens. He also enjoyed installing home electronics, as well as traveling with his wife both abroad and throughout the United States, especially to the National Parks. Barry is survived by his wife, Dr. Betsy (nee Schlesinger) Gard; sister, Judy (nee Berman) Zimlin; daughters: Brenna (nee Berman) Broadnax and Sarah (nee Gard) Lazarus, son, Danny Berman, and four grandchildren. Sign online guest book at In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the U.S National Parks ( or the International Rescue Committee ( Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, at Dressler's Jewish Funeral Care, and continuing at Arlington Memorial Park with Rabbis Analia Bortz and Mario Karpuj of Or Hadash and Rabbi Joshua Lesser of Bet Haverim officiating. Arrangements by Dressler's Jewish Funeral Care, Atlanta (770) 451-4999.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from Oct. 18 to Oct. 19, 2017
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