Bertram Mersereau, MD

Obituary of Bertram S. Mersereau, MD

Bertram S. “Bert” Mersereau, 91, of DeWitt, NY, passed away Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at his home, with his family by his side. He was born November 7, 1928, in Endicott, NY, the son of the late Harry and Waltera Perham Mersereau. Bert was predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Marguerite R. “Peggy” Mersereau; and his daughter, Krista K. Mersereau; and is survived by three children, Stephen S. (Kathryn Adair) Mersereau of Park City, UT, Dr. Bradford P. (Margaret) Mersereau of Clarence Center, NY and Julie V. (Stephen Romocki) Mersereau of Penfield, NY; eight grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. Bert and Peggy were avid skiers and skied well into their eighties. Along with his whole family, he enjoyed summers on Skaneateles Lake, waterskiing, sailing and fishing. Bert will always be remembered for his keen intellect, humility and devotion to his family and friends. Dr. Mersereau was a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association in recognition of his significant contributions to Psychiatry. He served in the USAR, MC as a Psychiatrist caring for soldiers and military personnel in Landstuhl, Germany. He was Director of Psychiatric Services at Community General Hospital and held a variety of other positions as a practicing psychiatrist in the Syracuse area throughout his career. He finished his career caring for patients at Hutchings Psychiatric Center in Syracuse. Bertram was an active member of DeWitt Community Church and the DeWitt Cemetery Committee. He cared deeply for his fellow members of the church community and played a vital role on many church committees. Due to current circumstances, a memorial service and celebration of life will be announced at a later date. Private interment took place for the immediate family at DeWitt Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a contribution to your preferred charity in Bert’s name. Arrangements are with Fairchild & Meech DeWitt Chapel.
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