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James K. Berman, 89, Of Greenwich, Retired VP, Raisler Corporation

James K. Berman
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GREENWICH, Conn. - James K. Berman of Greenwich died Sept. 22. He was 89.

Berman was born May 10, 1924, in New York City, to Louis and Marie Berman. He graduated from Fieldston School and earned an engineering degree from MIT in 1949. His college tenure was interrupted by World War II, when he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as part of the Europe weather forecasting team stationed in Greenland. He worked for four decades for Raisler Corporation, a mechanical contracting firm prominent in commercial real estate building in metropolitan New York for close to a century. He retired as executive vice president. He lent his expertise freely to the Town of Rye, N.Y., where the family lived for a quarter century, to Fairview Country Club in Greenwich, to Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester, or later as a volunteer for IESC by advising burgeoning ventures.

Berman is survived by his wife Peggy; sister, Virginia Slaughter; sons, Chris and Andy, and their wives, both named Katherine Berman; four grandchildren.

A remembrance will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27 at Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester in Rye, N.Y.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Greenwich Hospital, MIT , or the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation.

The Bouton & Reynolds Funeral Home are in charge of arrangements.

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