Robert "Bob" Berger
Weinstein & Piser Funeral Home
111 Skokie Blvd
Wilmette, IL
Robert "Bob" Berger

Robert "Bob" Berger passed away last Saturday in California. He was 86. In addition to his successful career as a creative real estate developer, Bob was a restorer, farmer, and passionate patron of the arts via the historic Fine Arts and Flat Iron buildings in Chicago. It was with a deep sense of pride that he believed his mother, Dorothy, to be the impetus for her sons' numerous achievements in Chicago and beyond. By his own admission, he made a bunch of errors throughout life, though ultimately also did a lot of good. The myriad of charities to which Bob and his daughter Erica donated will continue to receive gifts through the Robert B. Berger foundation, as directed by Erica. A celebration of Bob's life will be held at both the Fine Arts and Flat Iron buildings in Chicago at a future date. An intimate memorial service was held graveside. In lieu of gifts or flowers, please make a gift to your charity of choice.

Published by The Desert Sun from Jun. 25 to Jun. 27, 2021.
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Bob Berger's vision for the Flat Iron Arts Building helped me get a foothold in Chicago from which I was able to launch a long successful career in the arts. Many of us were able to focus on our work as artists buoyed by his maintenance of the Flat Iron as a place for working artists and engaged hobbyists both. Bob Berger has a lasting legacy for many of us.
Jaik Willis
July 8, 2021
Sorry for your Loss may the God of comfort be with you and your family at this time act 24:15
June 29, 2021
Bob was like a father to me for many years. We would talk daily about life and real estate when I was with Bank of America. He was a friend not a client. His love for his children was immense and his proudest accomplishments were not real estate related but the success of his children. I wish I could have said a final goodbye. Miss you good friend
glenn hamilton
June 29, 2021
So sorry for your loss. Always thought very highly of Bob. We met at Senn High School during a summer session, and had a number of the mutual friends for many years. He was a lovely guy who will be missed.
Lenore Ferst Caldwell
June 27, 2021
To the family of Bob, I want you to know how grateful I am for his work on the Fine Arts Building! I´m a docent for the Chicago Architecture Center and I lead tours of the FAB. Bob did so much to help bring the building back to life. I only bet Bob once but it was a lively and interesting meeting I won´t forget. I was giving a tour and out of an office comes a man playing a trumpet! It was Bob and we had a great discussion with him as a group. Thankful for him!!
Mary Jo Hoag
June 27, 2021
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