Arnold Berlin

December 23, 1937 ~ May 26, 2022 (age 84)


On Thursday, May 26, 2022, Arnold Berlin passed away peacefully surrounded by family in his home. Born in 1937, grew up in Brooklyn, New York, taking the subway to Ebbets Field, playing stoopball and rooting for the Brooklyn Dodgers and his favorite players, Duke Snider and Roy Campanella.

He never forgave the Dodgers for leaving Brooklyn. After graduating from Georgia Tech with a BS in Engineering and getting his MBA with distinction from the Harvard Business School, he met the love of his life, Barbara, and married her in 1962. He worked in mortgage banking, then real estate as a property developer and owner, settling in suburban Maryland in the 1970s. He had a lifelong passion for collecting—and was deeply involved in the James Renwick Alliance Craft in support of American contemporary craft. In contrast to his Brooklyn roots, he loved the American West and cut a larger-than-life figure in his daily attire. He enjoyed wearing a cowboy hat and boots, accented by colorful sweaters. He was generous to a fault and would do anything for his children and grandchildren, who always brought a smile to his face, despite his curmudgeonly motto in later years, “Everything’s aggravation.”

He was predeceased by his parents, Rose and Gerald, and his younger brother Stephen. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Barbara Berlin, his children Justin, Kevin, and Noah (Laura) Berlin and Danielle (Lorenzo) 

Gori-Montanelli, and grandchildren Calvin, Violet and Elodie Berlin, and Nico and Saskia Gori-Montanelli. A graveside service will be held at Judean Memorial Gardens in Olney, Maryland at 2:00pm, Sunday, May 29th. Family will be receiving Sunday at 7:00pm at the Berlin residence. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Rett Syndrome Research Trust at

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Graveside Service
May 29, 2022

2:00 PM
Judean Memorial Gardens
16225 Batchellors Forest Road
Olney, MD 20832


Rett Syndrome Research Trust

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