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BERGER, M.D.HENRY, Psychiatrist, age 68, Beloved husband of Janet, of Phila., PA, died on Aug. 28, 2011 after being in hospice care with cancer. A Memorial Service is being planned for the spring of next year. Gifts may be made in memory of Henry to the Morris Arboretum of the University of...

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“There is a land of the living and a land of the dead and the bridge is love – the only survival, the only meaning.”
-Thornton Wilder

Rest in Peace, Henry Berger. I am so glad to have ever met you. I am so grateful you held the heart of our dear Janet so tenderly in your own. We will see you again on the other side.

Dear Henry,

Sail on my old friend. Memories of you and your spirit will always be with me.


Henry. I loved him I did.

Unrequited as it was, it was enough to sustain – an image of combed-beard wisdom whose patience and kindness ran deep. And whose laughter I secretly sought to bring forth in a combination of confirmation that we shared a strange world view and my own need for his approval – If I couldn’t be brilliant, or clinically astute like Henry, at least we could share a moment of silly.

A Henry story:

One time during supervision when I was...

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. (Eccl. 7:1, Heb 6:10)

Dear Janet,
Henry, Susan & I remained caring cousins throughout our lives from childhood days on Dalzell Pl in Squirrel Hill. His loss is profound to all who had the pleasure of knowing him and we extend our sympathy to you in fondness.

My brothers and sister remember him and Dori & I who witnessed your marriage will keep that blessed memory with us forever in love.

Dori & Larry Berger

i am deeply sorry for your lost John5:28,29

Dear Janet,
I was a childhood friend and high school classmate of Henry's. Though we lost touch, I remember his gentle kindness and decency with great fondness. I am so sorry for your loss.
Paul Scott, MD - [email protected]