Dr Milton Miles Berger

Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA
Death 27 Feb 2010 (aged 91)
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Valhalla, Westchester County, New York, USA
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Dr. Milton Miles Berger, a founding member of the Montauk Artists Association and a resident of East Lake Drive in Montauk and New York City, died at a long-term care center in New York City on February 27, 2010 after a stay in Lenox Hill Hospital. He was ninety-one.

Dr. Berger's sixty-three-year career in psychiatry included a pioneering study of human nonverbal communication and the use of video in psychiatric training and treatment. He maintained a private practice, and was a clinical professor of psychiatry at the New York University School of Medicine. He was also a distinguished life fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a trustee and fellow of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Psychiatry, and a life fellow and past president of the American Group Psychotherapy Association.

Born April 4, 1918, he grew up in The Bronx and was a graduate of Michigan State University. Along with art, Mr. Berger loved music, particularly jazz. He was an enthusiastic fisherman who enjoyed heading out onto the water from Montauk aboard a succession of boats that he had all named "My Fantasy."

He is survived by his wife, Lynne Flexner Berger of New York City and Montauk, as well as a son, Richard Snerson of New Hampshire, and a stepdaughter, Lucette Runsdorf of New York City. Two sons predeceased him.

Also surviving Mr. Berger are a sister, Betty Mendlesohn of California, two grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.

A wake was held on March 2, 2010 at the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Home in New York City.
Burial followed at Kensico Cemetery in Westchester.
Published in The East Hampton Star on March 18, 2010.

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