The Passing of my Wife, Mary Berman

It's with a heavy heart and much sadness I want to let my friends know that my wife Mary passed away Friday morning peacefully in her sleep. She had been dealing with chronic pain for years and she's finally at rest. We would have been married 34 years next month and loved each other very much, no less now than we did at the beginning of our relationship. We met while I was doing the Three Rivers Art Festival in Pittsburgh and it was love at first sight. I still remember her in the long purple dress she was wearing that day, sitting on the wall across from my booth by what was then the Hilton. She bought a small print from me in order to give me a check that had her phone number on it, hoping I would call her. As it turned out she had second thoughts and sent a girlfriend back with the print to retrieve her check. Because I was just as taken with her, I told her girlfriend she would have to come back in person for her check. We went out for the first time the next day and were married four months later.

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  • Although we've never met in person, you were greatly helpful to us for our booth photos and I've always admired your helpfulness to other artists in many areas.  Greg and I send our heartfelt condolences for this greatest loss.  Speaking from my own family member loss of deepest love, I can only say that there will be an irony to your grief. Her passing confirms that she cannot be taken from you and lives inside you forever.  You carry her heart within your heart. That awareness right now only inflicts great sadness.  We are thinking of you at this time wishing you peace and tenderness in all you do. Donna and Greg



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  • Larry, my condolences.

  • Thinking of you today. It is wonderful that you had nearly 34 years together.

  • Larry, that's a wonderful love story! I'm so glad you two got together and knew joy with each other, although I know that makes your time apart so much harder now.  Please accept my greatest sympties for your loss.

  • Larry, sending my condolences.  May you feel comfort and peace that only comes from the One above.

  • Larry, my heartfelt condolences. There is no rhyme or reason to this world. At least pain of suffering comes to an end. I know how you feel. I lost my wife too this year in April. After a brief 7 month battle with triple negative breast cancer that began in October of last year. The void it leaves is beyond comprehension. Be well, stay busy, stay healthy. It's all you can do... until you see her again... when it's our time to leave. God Bless.

  • Larry, very sorry for your loss. May her memory be a blessing. I am glad you had each other for years and years.

  • Larry,  So sorry for your loss.  Sending prayers and wishing you strength as you grieve.


  • Larry, this is such sad news to hear.  My deepest condolences to you for your profound loss.

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