Herbert Blair Berkowitz, M.D.

1935 - 2021


On March 28, 2021, Dr. Herbert B. Berkowitz peacefully passed away in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on August 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, MD 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, MD 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, OH and nieces Laura (Ari) Hirschman and Melissa (Ron) Rabinowitz and numerous cousins. Funeral services will be held privately at Judean Memorial Gardens in Olney, MD. 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. 

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Audrey J Ghiz

April 1, 2021 2:54 PM

Working for Dr. Berkowitz was a blessing. He was a kind, caring & wonderful doctor. My family and I send our sincere sympathy to his family. Jewell Ghiz
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March 30, 2021 7:41 PM

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A Grove of 3 Memorial Trees was planted in memory of Herbert Blair Berkowitz, M.D.

Kimela Galloway

April 3, 2021 2:45 PM

We are saddened by the passing of Dr. Berkowitz. He was our family Our Pediatrician,.
We appreciated our many, many visits we the office in Laurel and Greenbelt. Dr. Berkowitz was always great and reassuring.
Doug and Kim Galloway

The O’Hare family

April 2, 2021 7:43 AM

Thirty six years ago our young family arrived from upstate NY with a recommendation to find Dr. Berkowitz to be our pediatrician. Best advice!! Grateful for his care of our now adult three children. Thoughts and prayers to his family and work family.

Dr Larrie Greenberg

March 31, 2021 9:35 AM

When we were stationed at Ft meade in 1969, we happened upon DR Berkowitz as our Pediatrician for our two young children.. Obviously, for our two years in Greenbelt, we were fortunate to have him caring for our children and he was part of our lives!!!! We send our deepest condolences to the family and may his memories be a blessing. Dr Larrie and Joyce Greenberg

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