Herbert Blair Berkowitz, M.D.
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Herbert Blair Berkowitz, M.D.

BERKOWITZ: On March 28, 2021, Dr. Herbert B. Berkowitz peacefully passed away in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Born in Pittsburgh on Aug. 31, 1935, the son of the late Sam and Helen Berkowitz. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and completed his internship in pediatrics at L.A. Children’s Hospital. Upon returning to the East Coast, he served in the Army at Ft. Lee, Virginia. After his service, he practiced pediatrics in Laurel, Maryland, and then opened his own office in Greenbelt where he remained for almost 40 years. In retirement he volunteered at Community Clinic, Inc. in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and as an usher at the Music Center at Strathmore. Herb enjoyed his adult education classes at Osher and Oasis. Herb loved music, having played saxophone for his high school and college marching band. He enjoyed singing with his wife in the synagogue choir and he could often be caught humming a favorite tune throughout the day. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed rooting for all the local teams. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Cynthia, his sons Jason (Major) and Dr. Jared (Elizabeth), and adored grandchildren Liam and Maya. His is also survived by his sister Judith (Dr. Jerry Liepack) of Columbus, Ohio, and nieces Laura (Ari) Hirschman and Melissa (Ron) Rabinowitz and numerous cousins. Funeral services will be held privately at Judean Memorial Gardens in Olney, Maryland. The services will be on Zoom. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Children’s National Medical Center or the charity of your choice. Services entrusted to Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Funeral Care. PJC

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