Berthold E. Schwarz, MD, 85, Vero Beach

Berthold E. Schwarz, MD, 85, of Vero Beach and Green Pond, N.J., died Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010, at VNA Hospice House.

Born in Jersey City, N.J., on Oct. 20, 1924, Dr. Schwarz was a proud veteran of the United States Navy. Dr Schwarz received his A.B. from Dartmouth College in 1945 and graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and the N.Y. University College of Medicine in 1950.

He interned at Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital, Hanover, N.H. and then completed a fellowship in Psychiatry at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine 1951-1955.

He also received a M.S. in Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota. Certified in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, he was a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a member of various other medical and scientific organizations.

After spending nearly 25 years in private practice in Montclair, N.J., he moved to Vero Beach in 1982 and continued in private practice for over 20 years.

In addition to being a long- time member of the Academy of Spirituality and Paranormal Studies, he was also a Fellow of the American Society for Psychical Research, a Fellow of the American Association for The Advancement of Science, and a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

Dr. Schwarz was also a Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, among many others.

He has authored over 185 scholarly or scientific articles, including many in the Journal of Spirituality and Paranormal Studies.

Dr Schwarz also published a number of articles on psychiatric, psychoanalytic and electrophysiological subjects. He contributed to professional journals and published over a dozen books including “A Psychiatrist Looks at ESP.”

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Ardis; son, Eric Schwarz, of Vero Beach; daughter, Lisa Ericson, of Celebration, Fla.; and one granddaughter, Kristi.

A gathering of family and friends will be held 1-3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 25, at Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory, 1655 27th Street, Vero Beach.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Indian River Medical Center Foundation, 1000 36th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960 or any charity.

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“The future might have been delayed, but it cannot be denied.” – Dr Berthold E. Schwarz.

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