La Crosse County
|Death: ||Mar. 20, 2009, USA|
ADELBERT EBERHARDT, ( DEL) 94
Minister and psychotherapist loved the outdoors
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Staten Island Advance
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Adelbert F. (Del) Eberhardt, 94, of Silver Lake, a retired psychotherapist, died Friday in his home.
Born in LaCrosse, Wis., he lived as a child at a school for Winnebago Indians, where his mother was employed. He maintained friendships with his playmates for life and always held with him a deep concern for Native American issues.
He graduated from Lakeland College, Wis., and also attended Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., and Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, Calif.
Mr. Eberhardt served as a minister of several Methodist churches in California and as Unitarian minister in Fairbanks, Alaska.
He also briefly taught in several California communities and was the principal of a small school in southeastern Alaska.
He married Elizabeth Newby in California in 1941, whom he had met during a theology school retreat in Big Bear Lake, Calif. The two were registered ministers in California and gave sermons in churches in Windsor, Potter Valley and Clearlake. The marriage ended in 1959.
From 1945 to 1946, Mr. Eberhardt did relief work in France, Hungary, Yugoslavia and Italy with a program sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee.
From 1961 to 1965, he served as the director of an organization called Promoting Enduring Peace, based in Woodmont, Conn. His responsibilities included organizing and conducting tours to the former Soviet Union during the Cold War era.
In 1970, he attended the Alfred Adler Institute of New York in Manhattan, where he obtained his master's degree in psychotherapy.
From the mid-1970s to mid-1990s, he worked as the psychotherapist at the South Beach Psychiatric Center and the center's associated facilities. He also had a private practice which he operated until 1999.
He moved to New Brighton in 1974, then to Silver Lake in 1980 upon his marriage to Mary Wheeler.
Mr. Eberhardt loved the outdoors, including hiking, skiing, camping and fishing.
As a young man, he spent several summers employed at Glacier National Park in Montana and Yosemite National Park in California.
Mr. Eberhardt served as a trustee of the Unitarian Church on Staten Island, where he was a member and sometimes gave sermons.
Friends Quaker Cemetery
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
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Record added: May 19, 2009
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