Berthold E. Schwarz M.D.
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o BERTHOLD E. SCHWARZ Berthold E. Schwarz, MD, 85, of Vero Beach, Florida and Green Pond, New Jersey, died Thursday, September 16, 2010 at VNA Hospice House. Born in Jersey City, NJ on October 20, 1924, Dr Schwarz was a proud veteran of the United States Navy. Dr Schwarz received his A.B. from Dartmouth College in 1945 and graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and the N.Y. University College of Medicine in 1950. He interned at Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital, Hanover, NH and then completed a Fellowship in Psychiatry at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine 1951-1955. He also received a M.S. in Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota. Certified in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, he was a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a member of various other medical and scientific organizations. After spending nearly 25 years in private practice in Montclair, NJ he moved to Vero Beach in 1982 and continued in private practice for over 20 years. In addition to being a long- time member of the Academy of Spirituality and Paranormal Studies, he was also a Fellow of the American Society for Psychical Research, a Fellow of the American Association for The Advancement of Science, and a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Schwarz was also a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, among many others. He has authored over 185 scholarly or scientific articles, including many in the Journal of Spirituality and Paranormal Studies. Dr Schwarz also published a number of articles on psychiatric, psychoanalytic and electrophysiological subjects. He contributed to professional journals and published over a dozen books including "A Psychiatrist Looks at ESP". Among his books are "The Jacques Romano Story"; "Psychic Nexus: Psychic Phenomena in Psychiatry" and "Everyday Life; Parent-Child Telepathy"; "Miracles of Peter Sugleris"; Psychiatric and Paranormal Aspects of Ufology; and "UFO- Dynamics". Dr Schwarz is survived by his wife of 55 years, Ardis P. Schwarz; son, Eric Schwarz of Vero Beach; daughter, Lisa Ericson of Celebration, FL and one granddaughter, Kristi. A gathering of family and friends will be held 1-3 PM, Saturday, September 25, 2010 at Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory, 1655 27th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960 Vero Beach. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Indian River Medical Center Foundation, 1000 36th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960 or any charity. For online condolences, visit "The future might have been delayed, but it cannot be denied". Dr Berthold E. Schwarz. paid obituary

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February 4, 2016
Rest in peace sir. Can some one contact me regarding who Dr. Schwarz's colleague(s) were. Thank you.
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February 2, 2016
January 12, 2016
Berthold was a dear and sweet friend of my parents and myself. He always had a pleasing thing to say to all he spoke with. He will be dearly missed.
Maxine Dunninger Hohneker
October 25, 2014
I came across this man in a video and for some reason him and his name stood out to me so I gave him a look up in the old internet machine.. I am sorry to hear of your loss.

It would seem that Dr. Schwarz lives on in both his work and those of the lives he touched. My best of wishes to his family and friends.
January 25, 2014
I had the pleasure of meeting with Dr. Schwarz back in 1987 and spent over 20 years working with him in his research explorations and investigations. He was kind, supportive, and non-judgmental.
My life has been enriched by all the contacts he gave me to explore, some of which are my good friends now. Bert was always available for a chat and to share his excitement into the unknown with me. As Sigmund Freud wrote in 1921 "If I had my life to live over again, I should devote myself to psychical research rather than psychoanalysis". Dr. Schwarz did both and blazed a trail most men wouldn't dare touch due to peer pressure and academic constraints. I, for one, am glad he ignored them. Bert was like a father to me, encouraging me to publish, introducing me to his family and friends and was always available to share in the Mystery. He was wise beyond his years. Sometimes I feel him riding with me over my left shoulder, guiding me. It was hard to lose you Bert; you were deeply loved and respected in your community by those who lives you touched. May you carry that torch and lead the way for us still on this side of life. My prayers and condolences to Eric and Lisa.
Lindy Tucker
October 4, 2012
Geffry Gorman
February 18, 2011
Dear ardis...sorry to hear about Bert..what a wonderful man.Did you know that he and dad passed on the same day of sept. The 16th only dad left us in 2001.thanks for many nice times.I live in Montana since dad died.406-854-9301...Henry belk
November 28, 2010
Bert Schwarz was a friend of my late writing partner, Harry Lebelson, and we often interviewed him for articles dealing with UFO's and psychic phenomena for Almanaque Mundial, the Latin World Almanac. We were invited to his home about 1994, and treated to several films as well as viewing his psychic library. He was a truly wonderful man. When Harry passed on, Bert sent me an interesting card which hinted to me that my life was about to change. The card has a Navajo entering Monument Valley on a horse. Several months later, a series of fortuitous incidents led me to a Navajo family who adopted me. for the past 14 years, I have been a part of the Navajo and Shoshone tribes and run the natural medicine line on the Red Nation Society. I located the card a couple of days ago, while cleaning out my closet and this is when I discovered that what he had predicted came true.
This prompted me to look him up on the internet because I wanted to tell him of what happened to me. May he rest in peace.He wrote to me that Harry's memory would be imperishable. Bert's will also be imperishable. Blessings to his family. Bette Rush
October 17, 2010
Our condolences to Ardis, Eric, and Lisa.
Bert was one of a kind. My mom and he were cousins and neighbors in Jersey City. I can never forget his boundless enthusiasm and positive attitude about eveverything. And yes, I got the handshake-with-a-quarter in it all the time, too. I think by the time I made it to high school, it was a dollar. Thanks, Uncle Bert.
Peter Dykstra
October 7, 2010
Ardis and Family, it was with great sorrow I heard of your loss. Dr. Schwarz was a wonderful person and friend. He was a man who loved life, his family, whom he spoke of often, and his research work. His enthusiasm and joyful manner was showered upon all who knew him. I was Honored that Dr. Schwarz found my husband Bill Clark and myself worthy of his time. Dr. Schwarz was forever encouraging, he will be greatly missed in this world but I know he and Bill must be visiting and laughing in the beyond. Blessings and prayers of comfort to all who knew and loved this wonderful man named Berthold Eric Schwarz.
Rosie Clark
September 27, 2010
Eric, our deepest sympathy to you and your family. He had a life filled with love and admiration, for that you should be thankful.
Carol and Ron Graziano
September 26, 2010
My deepest sympathy to you all. My parents (June and Carl Kieber) were friends and we know that Bert and Ardis were held in very high regard. Our parents have passed now and I hope that they're renewing their friendship with Dr. Schwarz in another dimension.
Sandra Morris
September 24, 2010
Ardis, Lisa, Eric and Kristi--
Who would have thought that two young physicians coming to the Mayo Clinic for fellowships in Pediatrics and Psychiatry would become neighbors in Montclair and lifelong friends. We have many fond memories of long walks and shared conversations, birthday parties for our children, etc.
Our love and sympathy in your loss.
We must keep in touch. Alice and Bart
September 24, 2010
Dr. Schwarz was truly one of the most interesting individuals I have ever known. Not only was he professionally brilliant, but Dr. Schwarz was also unselfish and humble. He made everyone around him feel special. I won't ever forget that "twinkle in his eyes" either, or his fast gait while walking on Beachland Blvd.~!

His life was spent well.He wasted little time.

Ardis, Eric, Lisa, and Kristi-How fortunate to have shared your life with such a fine human being.


Lauren Lulich, Orlando, FL
formerly his dental hygienist who proudly had the opportunity to know him and his lovely family for many years
Lauren Lulich
September 24, 2010

You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Alex, Julie, Buddy, and Brooke Forsyth
September 23, 2010
Ardis and Bert at Green Pond 1980's
September 23, 2010
Fair seas and following winds, Dr. Schwarz! I remain eternally grateful for your personal counsel and professional inspiration, provided some 40 years ago; you touched and forever changed my life, so much for the better. Our recent, brief reunion is made all the more precious by your passing.

My sympathies and condolences, as well, to your family: I hope it is of some value and comfort to you, in your time of loss and grief, to hear knowledgable testimony to what a truly extraordinary professional Dr. Schwarz was, in addition to being a kind and worthy man.
Randy Case, M.D.
September 22, 2010
Full of life and energy, Dr. Schwarz was my neighbor and always had a kind word and a twinkle in his eyes. Eric, my heart and thoughts are with you. What an amazing life your dad had. It really should be celebrated.
Michael Calvit
September 22, 2010
I am glad to have had the pleasure of knowing Dr. Schwarz. I first met him when I was about 12 years old and he really inspired me to look at the world in a different light. I always admired his work and was extremely honored when I was asked to be involved in some of his research. Even when I was in college, he still took the time to answer my questions. You will be missed Dr. Schwarz.
Jackie Bair
September 22, 2010
I always will remember Dr Schwarz (Uncle Bert) as a great man, Godfather & neighbor. We all in NJ are very sad to hear the news. As a young kid, I still rememeber Uncle Bert shaking my hand & every now & then passing me a quarter as he did it. My eyes would grow big with excitement. I can still feel the exhileration I would get as if it was yesterday. I remember the trips to Willies Diner & the Pilgrim Diner too. He knew how to make a child feel important & Loved. God Bless Uncle Bert.
Love always to Aunt Ardie, Lisa, Eric & Kristi
Mark & Jackie Ruggieri
September 22, 2010
Ardis and Family,
You are in our thoughts and prayers during this time of your loss.
The Staff at Dermatherapy.
September 22, 2010
Very sorry for your loss. Dr. Schwarz was a man of many accomplishments and I am sure he helped countless people in his life.
Jack Vonder Heide
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