Deceased Information


    Gerald Berger

  • AGE



    Tuesday, September 07, 2021 (Before Sunset)


    Thursday, September 09, 2021


    9:00 AM


    Via Zoom. See Obituary below.


    Via Zoom. See Obituary below.


    Shiva via ZOOM Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 5:30pm (CDT)

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    Meeting ID: 892 4580 6048

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    Gerald Edward Berger (Gerry), 92, formerly of Mobile, Alabama died Tuesday, September 7, 2021 with his wife and children by his side. 

    Gerry attended the University of Alabama where he earned his undergraduate and DDS degrees. Graduating in 1954, he was inducted into the Air Force and assigned to Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. In the summer of 1954, he met Joan Robinson from Lufkin, Texas while she was visiting Mobile for the first time. They married in 1955 and settled in Mobile, Alabama where he practiced dentistry for almost 60 years and raised their four children . In 2015, Gerry retired with his wife to Atlanta.

    A beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, Gerry was known for his love of family, quick and clever humor, his incredible memory, his drawings, carvings and other artistic talents, his fascination with nature, his various collections and a fondness for the boats in Biloxi.

    He is survived by his wife, Joan Robinson Berger and their four children ,Laurie Galanti (Don Peirce), Bari Engel (Andy), Sharla Kahn (Brian) and Joel Berger (Nikki).
    He is also survived by his grandchildren Sarah Shoemaker (Joe), Melanie Galanti, Ilana Bloch (Ryan), Taylor Engel, Blake Engel, Ethan Engel, Brooke Pastroff (Jeremy), Hayley Kahn (Adam Levinson), Erica Kahn, Courtney Kahn, Justin Berger and Evan Berger as well as his three great grandchildren Lenna, Carson, and Leo.

    In addition, he is survived by his sister, Linda Brener (Josh), sister-in-laws Carol Braun Moss (Gary) and Rachiel Berger.
    He is predeceased by his brother Hugh Berger and brother-in-law Paul Braun.

    A private graveside burial was held Thursday, September 9.

    Donations in honor of Gerry may be sent to Ahavas Chesed, 705 Regents Way, Mobile, Alabama 36609.
    Please reference Gerald Berger and Rabbi Silberman's discretionary fund.


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  • Susan G Goldman

    I am deeply saddened for the loss of your sweet husband/father. May his memory provide comfort to you now and always.

  • Jessica Ginburg

    Listening to the funeral and hearing all of the lovely tributes to Mr. Berger it's so clear what an amazing man he was and the love he had for all of his kids and grandkids. Sarah and the Galanti Girls, the Ginburg (and Ginboys) are sending you all of the love in the world.

  • Carrie Siegel

    Joan and all the family, We are so very sorry for the loss of your wonderful and so very caring husband, dad, grandfather and great friend! Hope that the lifetime of warm and loving memories will help ease your sadness! Sending you all our love and wishing you strength in the days to come. Carrie, Mel, Lance and Les

  • Shirley and Marvin Zimmerman

    Sending our deepest sympathy to Joan and family for your enormous loss.

  • Toby & Dave Fagin

    To the entire Berger family… I’m so sorry to hear of Dr Berger’s passing. He was always so kind, nice, and personable. A beautiful man both inside and out ??

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