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RALPH LEWIS BERGER 85, of Huntingdon Valley, died on Friday August 30, 2013. Survived by his adoring wife Reina (Rappaport), brother Seymour and nephews and great-nephews and nieces. A graduate of Girard College (school for orphan boys), Wharton, University of Penna, Temple University and University of Michigan. A scholar, writer, educator, poet, world traveler and gentleman. A baseball historian, life-long Phillies fan, admirer of Hank Greenberg and WWII scholar. His interests and knowledge spanned various disciplines: history, art, philosophy, scientific theory, literature and theater.  An extremely serious man, he was a profound thinker yet extraordinarily witty.  He worked as a City Planner, Director of a Redevelopment Authority and Contract Administrator.  As researcher for the Society of American Baseball Research, his articles have been published in books, periodicals, newspapers and I Pod interviews.  He has more than 48 baseball biographies on line; always wanting readers to capture the essence of the man rather than merely focusing on his stats.

Ralph was honest, kind considerate and loyal. His friends and family considered him a "Renaissance Man". Ralph always said "a man's worth should be judged by his character not by his material worth."  One of his physicians shared that it was an honor and privilege to know him.  His death was a loss to all of us as well as to humanity. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - American Heart Association 


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