Full Name: Samuel E. Bergner
Date of Death: Wednesday, December 29, 2021
October 16, 1935-December 29, 2021
Sam [Sandy] Bergner, 86, of Metuchen, NJ passed away on December 29, 2021 after a long illness. The son of Dr. William and Jeannette Bergner, he was born in Perth Amboy, NJ and grew up there, later attending prep school at the Bullis School in Washington, DC. He went on to study at Wesleyan University, receiving a BA, and then at Columbia University where he received his MBA.
Upon completing his studies, he served in the US Air National Guard, with one year on active duty, before returning to New Jersey in 1962. He then began his lifelong career in real estate, working for several years in the industry before eventually forming his own development and management company, Larrick Realty.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Lynn [nee Politt], his son Eric and wife Kathleen, his son Larry and wife Cari, and his seven grandchildren: Caleb, Amanda, Noah, Andrew, Eli, Ethan, and Wyatt. He is also survived by his sister Beverly Lesnick, her children and grandchildren, and his sister-in-law Bette Eberson, her children and grandchildren.
He was known for his sense of humor, his kindness and his integrity. He had many interests and, in some cases, passions. Among them were history, especially the Civil War, classical music, good food, especially seafood, travelling to France with Lynn, the St. Louis Cardinals, the Adirondack Mountains, the more than occasional sweet treat, and most especially, his family.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation in his memory to either the American Cancer Society, the Parkinson’s Foundation, or the Michael J. Fox Foundation.