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With our heartfelt condolences

With our heartfelt condolences and on behalf of our Co-Founder/board Chairman Lorne Kramer as well as Neal’s wife Heather Hale we share the following with you: 

Neal Berger  
August 1st, 1946 – August 20th, 2022

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Neal Berger, One of Cedar’s founding Executive Directors and a National Champion for Recovery. Neal is survived by his Wife, Heather Hale, stepchildren Alannah Wright (Brad) Griffin Wright (Lisa), his family in Omaha NB: Sister Jean Welch, Mike (Elaine) Christine (Kent) Jeff (Renee) Katherine (Doug). His Boston MA Family – Blythe Berger (son Adam) Jean Berger (daughter Mia)

In 2006, as the first Executive Director of Cedars at Cobble Hill until his retirement in May of 2017. Neal helped form the recovery foundation on which Cedars is built. His contribution to Cedars and the Recovery movement in North America has impacted millions of lives. His passion for recovery and a sincere desire to live in a Recovery solution was unparalleled.

Neal’s legacy and vision is a gift to our friends, our families and our communities. His legacy will ensure the gift of recovery for generations to come and we are eternally grateful.

At Cedars we often say “we are standing on the shoulders of Giants” Neal is certainly one of those Giants.

In Service, 

Lorne Kramer
Cedars at Cobble Hill

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