Lisa Beth (Berger) Zelinsky
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LISA BETH (BERGER) ZELINSKY (45) died peacefully at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Tuesday July 29, 2008, after a courageous battle against cancer. Beloved wife of Clifford Berger, devoted Mother to Remi, Clayton, Graiden and Garrett; adored Daughter of Irene and Carl Zelinsky; cherished Sister of Sandra Lorberbaum; loving Granddaughter of Lily Brant and the late Murray Brant and Janet Zelinsky and the late Bernard Zelinsky. Memorial service Friday, August 1, 2008, 11:00 AM, Temple Sholom, 300 E. Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lisa's memory to: The Robert Fine Cancer Research Laboratory Foundation, 650 West 168th Street BB-20-25, New York, NY 10032.

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Published in GreenwichTime on Jul. 31, 2008.
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September 27, 2008
Carl, Irene, Cliff, Sandy,
I just heard about Lisa, and I'm in shock. I'm so sorry about your loss. Unfortunately, there are no words...My thoughts are with all of you.
Abbe Case Ellam
September 26, 2008
Dear Cliff,
We were terribly saddened to hear of Lisa's passing. We have wonderful memories of long ago dinners in Beaver Creek during happy times. We pray that Lisa's memories and love stay with you and your beautiful children forever. Our deepest condolensces go out to all of you.
Stacey and Gregg Weinstein
stacey weinstein
September 10, 2008
Deal Carl and Irene,
I just heard the news about Lisa. I am so very sorry. I pray that you somehow find the strength to make it through each day. I know you will always be there for your grandchildren, they are so very blessed to have wonderful, caring grandparents. My heart goes out to your entire family.
Debbie Marsh
Debra A Marsh
September 9, 2008
Dear Cliff,
It has been years since I had seen you and Lisa but just learned of the terrible news. I am so sorry to hear it and am thinking about you and your kids.
Kerry Sherif
kerry sherif
August 27, 2008
Dear Carl, Irene, and Cliff, Art and I are so deeply saddened and shocked to learn of Lisa's untimely and tragic passing. We remember her as a woman with passion, a lust for life and the capacity to make every day special. She was so lucky to have so much love around her, parents who adored her, a special husband to share her life with and 4 beautiful children. With our deepest and most sincere thoughts we send you all our sympathies. Pam and Art Sanders
Pam Sanders
August 20, 2008
I was devestated to view this tragic news while searching for high school classmates. Lisa was my roomate of mine while attending Wykeham Rise.
Lisa had an unforgettable laugh, a good sence of humor and I adored her. Back in those days laughter was abundant and we shared many thoughts, favorite music, friends and ideas even some girlish mischief. We were young, we were bright eyed and full of potential - Lisa was gentle, caring and always demonstrated courtesy. Our path's separated after two years, when I left the school before graduation.
I have never forgotten the friendship we formed, nor will I forget her vivid smile. She was beautiful and full of life. My heart felt sympathy to her family and children. My extended condolences and well wishes to all who were close. I will have her beauty and youthful smile etched in memory forever. My thoughts are with all of you during this very difficult time.
Tyra Mastriani Lewis
August 20, 2008
Dear Cliff, Remi, Clayton, Graiden, and Garrett,

We are deeply sorry for your loss and our prayers and thoughts are with you.

Jeff, Diane, Tim, and Lindsey Gwynne
Diane Gwynne
August 19, 2008
Dear Cliff and Family,
I just heard about Lisa passing. I just want to let you know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am so sorry to hear about your loss.
Birgit Rhein-Martino
August 17, 2008

We are very sorry to hear of your lost. Please know you and your family are in our prayers
Julia and Arthur Michaelsen
August 16, 2008
Dear Cliff, kids, Irene and Carl,
I am deeply sorry to just hear about Lisa's passing. My heart breaks for you and your children. Lisa was such a loving wife and mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May all of those wonderful moments that you shared with Lisa stay in your hearts forever.
Jill (Ricci) Swarni
August 13, 2008
It is with great saddness to learn of Lisa's death. Although I knew her for a short time, she impressed upon me her enormous devotion and love for her children and husband. Lisa seemed above all happy and focused on living well and loving every minute of being a mother and wife. The world just lost a wonderful soul, a beautiful woman, and a caring person. May her children be her living testament to all that she was.
Rosie Solano
August 12, 2008
Dear Irene & Carl-
We have just received the news having been on the move down South...we are struck with such heartache and sympathy for you and your family...we are blessed to have known Lisa and know that you , Sandra, Cliff and her beautiful children will carry her torch forever as will our memories of the grace and beauty by which she lived. Our love to you always, Carolyn & Bob
Carolyn & Bob Maum
August 12, 2008
Dear Carl:

I am so sorry about the passing away of your daughter, Lisa. I used to work for you at NEW ENGLAND BROKERAGE for almost a year back in 1985. I remember Lisa also worked part time there in the office and drove a VW rabbit. She was a very kind person with a good sense of humor. At the time she was dating a man who worked in New York City, where she just got a job offer, and perhaps later married him.

I pray you and your wife are doing well at this time, as well as can be expected. The loss will always be with you, and you can cherish all the happy memories of Lisa.

God be with you,

Louise Jones
louise jones
August 11, 2008
Dear Carl, Irene & Sandy - I am at a loss for words to express my deepest sympathy. As you might recall, Lisa and I were friends for many years living on Junard Drive. I am so sorry to hear of the loss. Please know that my love and support go out to all of you as well as to her family. She will always be a large part of my childhood. One that will never be forgotten.
Pamela Charney-LeVine
August 7, 2008
Cliff & Family
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Lisa. I only knew her a short time from working at Dr. Szulc office in NY, but will always remember her as a determined, loving, caring person who just wanted to get better. Now she can rest in peace and always watch over her family. My prayers and thoughts are with you & yours.
Take care.
Fran Michalopoulos
August 6, 2008
I felt compelled to express my condolences to the Zelinsky family. I knew Lisa from our childhood years growing up in Roslyn. I am beyond saddened to hear of her passing and will always remember her bright sunny smile. I'm sure Lisa touched so many lives as she always did. May her memory live on.
Bonnie Furman
August 4, 2008
Dear Carl, Irene, Sandy and Family,
Words cannot express how saddened I am by Lisa's passing. What a tragic loss for all of you.
I remember what a lovely beautiful young woman she was. My thoughts are with you
Joan Ostrow-Hammer
August 4, 2008
Dear Carl, Irene, Sandy, and Family,
I was so saddened to hear of Lisa's passing. I will always remember her beautiful face and all the memories of our childhood. I am thinking of you and wish I could be with you to give you all hugs. All my love, Debbie
Debbie kotick- gruber
August 4, 2008
We are so sorry for your loss. Please let us know if there is anything at all we can do to help your family at this difficult time. Your neighbors, Rob & Jeanne Reiner
Rob & Jeanne Reiner
August 3, 2008
Dear Irene, Carl & Sandy,
I don't know if you remember me. My name is Jill (Schwartzman) Shapiro. I often thought about Lisa through the years and what a beautiful girl she was to me. I am deeply saddened to hear of her battle and just want you to know that my thoughts are with you.
Jill Shapiro
jill shapiro
August 2, 2008
Dear Irene and Carl,
Any and all words seem inadequate. What can we possibly say that could be of any comfort to you and the family at such a profoundly sad time? Please know that you are in our hearts and prayers and that we wish you strength and courage to face this greatest of challenges.
Jane and Alan Batkin
August 1, 2008
Carl, Irene, Cliff and the kids....
Although her determined spirit will keep us all going, I now share in your tears and unimaginable loss of a uniquely wonderful woman. You are all in my loving thoughts.
Pam Baker
August 1, 2008
Carl, Irene and Family

I was so saddened to hear of Lisa’s passing. I will always picture her with a smile on her face and that special place she held in your hearts. My prayers are with her children and your entire family.
Paul Lambert
August 1, 2008
Dear Carl, Irene and family,

We were so shocked to learn of Lisa's passing. Growing up our lives were closely entwined and we will always treasure the wonderful and memorable times together. She will be deeply missed.

All our love,

Ali, Art, Reid and Darrin Chase and families
Ali & Art Chase
July 31, 2008
There are no words to describe the absolute blessings created by and bestowed by Lisa everyday in every way...her beautiful children, her wonderful husband and her devotion to her family and friends. She was there for me and my family in our time of need. May she rest in peace.
Michael Zurwin
July 31, 2008
Dear Cliff, Remy, Clay, Graiden and Garret, There are no words we can offer that can ameliorate your loss. Lisa was the most unique individual. Her beautiful soul lives on in you.
Chris Hikawa, David, Nicole and Rachel Windreich
July 31, 2008
Clifford, Irene, Carl and family,
Words cannot express the sorrow I feel on Lisa's passing. Although I only knew your family a short time, I grew to admire and respect the love your shared, and the very special gift that Lisa has been to all. Her tragic illness was carried with grace and courage, and her strength and love through such a difficult journey were a testimony to the love she received and gave to her family. My prayers are with you all and I hope, above all, that Lisa's indomitable spirit will be carried by all in our hearts forever.
Emily Mommsen
July 31, 2008
Dear Carl & Family

I'm so sorry to hear about Lisa's passing. Please accept my sympathy & condolences. She's now a special guardian angel looking down on you all. (Nebco)
Patti Riggans
July 31, 2008
Dear Cliff and Family,
We are so sorry that you have to suffer such a great loss. We hope all your wonderful memories of Lisa will bring you and your children comfort through these difficult times.
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Sandra (Kidd) and Robert Faitell
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