Dr. Herman Berg, 88, a longtime Monmouth County resident, died July 11, 2020. He was born and raised in Newark.
Dr. Berg worked as a large animal practitioner in New Hampshire for one year before moving to Glen Burnie, where he worked for seven years at a small animal practice. In 1962, Dr. Berg and his father, Sol, broke ground on Berg Animal Hospital in Matawan. He also worked with U.S. Customs K9 units for all the New Jersey/New York airports and treated the K9 unit for the Matawan Police Department. He provided veterinary care to the Middlesex and Monmouth county area for 54 years and practiced for a total of 61 years. He retired in 2017 at 85 as the oldest practicing veterinarian in the state.
He graduated from Weequahic High School, Newark, and received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University (MSU) in 1956.
He was an avid sportsman and ranked seventh in the nation for the MSU sharpshooters pistol team in 1954. He also won awards at antique car shows with his son for his 1941 Cadillac convertible.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Beverly (Kreiser); his daughter, Shelley (Harvey); his son, Stuart (Melody); five grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.
Services were held July 15 with arrangements by Bloomfield-Cooper Jewish Funeral Chapels, Ocean.