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Dr. Eleanor Berman, 79, of Chicago, formerly of Duluth died Monday, April 30, 2001, in her home.


She was born Oct. 5, 1921, to Morris and Lena Berman in Duluth. Eleanor graduated from Duluth Central High School and the Superior State Teachers College. She taught high school chemistry in Rose City, Mich., and taught at Jeffers High School in Paynsdale, Mich., and St. Croix Falls High School, Wis.


Following several years of teaching, Eleanor returned to Duluth and worked in local hospitals. She then attended and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Ph.D. in chemistry with a specialty in toxicology. Following graduation, Eleanor worked at the Illinois Masonic Hospital and the Heocktone Institute, which later became the Cook County Hospital. She retired in the mid-1990s after more than 30 years of employment in Chicago. Eleanor was also a consultant for the National Bureau of Standards.


She was preceded in death by a brother, H.G.I. Berman; an infant sister, Alice Berman; and her parents, Morris and Lena Berman.


Eleanor is survived by her nephews, Allan (Sally) Berman of Ontonagon, Mich., and Anthony (Phyllis) Berman of Rochester, Minn.; great-nieces Jennifer and Erin Berman; and a great-nephew, Adam Berman.


Funeral: 1 p.m. Thursday in Johnson Mortuary Chapel. Burial in Shaara Tzedek Cemetery, Hermantown. Arrangements by Johnson Mortuary.


Duluth News-Tribune (MN)

Date: May 2, 2001















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