Funeral Details

James T. Berger

February 24, 1943 - January 29, 2024


Date and Time

Thursday, February 1, 2024 at 1:00 PM


Covenant Living of Northbrook
2625 Techny Road
Northbrook, Illinois 60062
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Rabbi Steven Stark Lowenstein
Am Shalom

Interment - Private


Berger Reidence
780 Greenwood Avenue
Glencoe, Illinois 60022
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Thursday from 7PM until 9PM

Memorial Contributions

Benevolent Care Fund of Covenant Living of Northbrook
2625 Techny Road
Northbrook, Illinois 60062
call 847.412.7045


James T. Berger age 80. James was a prominent intellectual property marketing expert, public relations professional, professor and journalist. Beloved husband of Louise nee Carlin. Loving father of Carrie Berger, Liza Berger (Spencer Collins), Jonathan Berger (Keira Wickliffe) and Meredith Berger. Proud grandfather of Lucy and Henry Berger, Lorenzo Collins, Daniel and Nathan Berger. Dear brother of Joan Berger. Service Thursday 1PM at Covenant Living of Northbrook, 2625 Techny Road, Northbrook. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Benevolent Care of Covenant Living, 2625 Techny Road, Northbrook, Illinois 60062, or call 847.412.7045.To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Dear Liza, Louise, and Family,
I will miss Jim.
The years we spent growing up in Brockton and the close family we had all around us.
It was he who sold me on Michigan and Phi Epsilon Pi. I followed in his footsteps and never regretted it for a minute.
I will miss his visits back to Massachusetts; at my place in Plymouth, traveling around the Cape, and bike trips in Rhode Island.
We both loved to eat, and there was plenty of that! I loved those great Chicago breakfasts and restaurants galore. My visits to Chicago included getting to know the family,
becoming familiar with the city and the beautiful North Shore. The football games at Northwestern were a treat!
And I will miss our long phone conversations. Jim knew much more about sports than I, but we were absolutely in synch about politics, world affairs, and business.
I will miss him.


Alan Berger
January 30, 2024
A dear friend to my father...a dear friend to me...may your memory be for a blessing

Shalom Jim

Sheryl Lindell

Sheryl Lindell
January 30, 2024
Dear Louise and family,
We were so saddened to read about Jim's passing in today's Tribune. We go back to Meredith's kindergarten times, when

our Sarah and Chuck, were in Indian Princesses. Jim was the "heart and soul" of our "princess tribe" with his enthusiasm, great humor,

and wonderful treatment of all the girls. As the years went on and Chuck would see Jim in town or occasionally downtown his

enthusiasm, friendship, and engaging nature were all always so great.

Best wishes for everything, for all of you, in this sad time.

Sincerely, Chuck & Cynthia Billington

charles & Cynthia Billington
January 30, 2024
Dear Berger Family,

I am so sorry for your loss. You always made me feel like part of your family when I lived in Chicago. I enjoyed all of Louises' delicious dinners and it was so nice being able to spend holidays with you!

Jim was such a special, warm and engaging person. I enjoyed talking about growing up in neighboring Massachusetts towns and economics and marketing with him. He always made me feel so welcome and had such a gentle and kind way about him. He will be so missed.

Thinking of you all.

With love,

Brandy Lipton
January 31, 2024
I'm grateful that I had the opportunity to be in one of Professor Berger's classes at Roosevelt University. I learned a lot of valuable marketing skills from him. Hope these memories help comfort his family. Thinking of you all, Maddie

Maddie Moss
January 31, 2024
My sincere condolences to the Berger family. Jim was a high school friend, and quite brilliant even back then, and always the gentleman. He came to our 40th class reunion in 2000 where we were reacquainted. It was lovely to realize that he had not changed over the years and was still the Mench he always was. He will be missed.

Stephen Bricker
February 3, 2024