Dr. Sean Berenholtz

Dr. Sean Berenholtz

September 26, 1966 - April 16, 2024
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  • Service

    Thursday, April 18th, 2024 | 1:00pm
    Thursday, April 18th, 2024 1:00pm
    Sol Levinson's Chapel
    8900 Reisterstown Road
    Pikesville, MD 21208
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  • Shiva

    Family Residence
    20 Windflower Court
    Reisterstown, MD 21136
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    Immediately following service until 5:00 PM, and continuing at 7:00 PM with a service at 7:30 PM. They will continue on Friday beginning at 2:00 PM with a service at 2:30 PM.


Donations are being accepted for:
Pikesville Volunteer Fire Department

40 Sudbrook Lane, Pikesville, MD 21208


Dr. Sean Berenholtz of Owings Mills, Maryland, passed away on Tuesday, April 16th, 2024, at the age of 57. He is survived by his devoted wife, Ana Goldseker; his loving daughter, Madeline Goldseker Berenholtz; his beloved furbaby, Bella, his father, Jerome Berenholtz (partner Sandy Gordon) and his cousins, Constance Hare (Gary Greenblatt), Jason (Stacey) Taule, and Jessica (Matthew) Cooper. He was predeceased by his cherished mother, Leatha "Lee" Berenholtz (nee Carter) and his grandmother, Connie Carter.

Dr. Berenholtz was a Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine with a joint appointment in the Department of Surgery and Health Policy Management at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. He obtained a degree in business from Towson State University, followed by his M.D. from the Medical College of Virginia. He completed his internship at LDS Hospital in Utah in 1996 prior to his residency and then became an ACCM Fellow at Johns Hopkins in 2000. In 2003 Dr. Berenholtz completed a master’s degree in Clinical Investigation through the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. He was promoted to Professor in 2014 and is universally viewed as an outstanding clinician, educator, and researcher.

Dr. Berenholtz repeatedly demonstrated committed citizenship to the Johns Hopkins University, holding prominent leadership roles as the Medical Director of Perioperative Safety in our Department, as the Director of Inpatient Quality and Safety for the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality and as a member of the Executive Committee for the Armstrong Institute.

Dr. Berenholtz contributed to science and advanced the science of implementation and quality improvement by developing practical tools to engage clinicians and frontline staff, developing conceptual models focused on enhancing the delivery of care and advancing implementation science, and implementing several successful multi-hospital dissemination and implementation efforts focused on eliminating preventable harm, including healthcare-associated infection prevention. He had continuous federal funding since 2001 and served as a principal investigator or co-investigator on more than a dozen grants or contracts to develop, implement, and evaluate patient safety improvement efforts. Several of his studies stand as seminal works in improving patient safety.

Recognized as a prominent national and international leader in translating research into practice to improve patient safety and quality, he had been a leader for several national and international task forces to improve patient safety and quality of care across the country and around the globe. Dr. Berenholtz helped organize a World Health Organization-sponsored program to develop a two-year curriculum to teach international scholars about Patient Safety Research. He helped lead a program that included a cohort of 5 African hospitals to improve patient safety and culture. He also served as Director of a program to reduce central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) in a cohort of hospitals in Peru and directed a program to reduce CLABSIs, improve culture, and develop a training program in 8 hospitals in Abu Dhabi. Dr. Berenholtz was the senior author of “Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Prevention” for the 2012 and 2023 “Compendium of Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Acquired Infections in Acute Care Hospitals” for the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. In recognition of his expertise and efforts, he garnered numerous honors including the 2011 ‘Barry Farr Award’ from the Society of Healthcare Epidemiology, and a 2012 ‘Presidential Citation for Extraordinary Contributions' from the Society of Critical Care Medicine. His manuscripts have been published in the top-ranked journals of his field including the New England Journal of Medicine, Archives of Internal Medicine, British Medical Journal, Circulation, Critical Care Medicine, Intensive Care Medicine, and Anesthesiology. He served on several AHRQ, CMS, and WHO technical expert panels and presidential advisory panels related to improving patient safety and quality of care.

Aligned with his commitment to serving as an educator and mentor, Dr. Berenholtz continued to be involved with efforts to develop training programs for the Baltimore County Fire Department and the pre-hospital EMS system. He was named the 2019 Baltimore County Council Provider of the Year, 2020 Maryland State Firemen’s Association (MSFA) EMS Provider of the Year, and Maryland General Assembly EMS Provider of the Year. Dr. Berenholtz was also a recipient of the 2022 BCVFA Presidents Award as well as a 2023 Baltimore County Fire Departmental Commendation Award. Dr. Berenholtz was one of the Associate Medical Directors of the Baltimore County Fire Department, and was an active member and Vice President of the Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company.

Services at Sol Levinson's Chapel, 8900 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, MD 21208, on Thursday, April 18th, 2024, at 1:00 pm. Please omit flowers. Contributions in his memory may be sent to the Pikesville Volunteer Fire Department, 40 Sudbrook Lane, Pikesville, MD 21208. The family will be in mourning at 20 Windflower Court, Reisterstown, MD 21136 immediately following service until 5:00 PM, and continuing at 7:00 PM with a service at 7:30 PM. They will continue on Friday beginning at 2:00 PM with a service at 2:30 PM.
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Frank Rosemeier

Posted at 02:44pm
The sad news of the passing of our teacher, mentor and friend, Dr. Sean Berenholtz, reached us here in Orlando with some delay. We would like to express our sincere condolences to his family and loved ones. We want to thank Sean for teachings us not only how to become better clinicians, but more importantly, what it means to be a doctor; to look beyond our speciality and to jump over the barriers which stand in the way of the delivery of the highest quality care while putting the patient in the center. For this formative impact so early in a career we are forever grateful.

Psalm 90: “… Teach us, therefore, so to number our days that we may attain a heart of wisdom…”

Drs. Frank Rosemeier, Robert Michaels, Chris Lancaster, Al Haddadin, John Fan and Brandon Lenox

USAP of Central Florida
Adventhealth Orlando

Bonnie Rice

Posted at 10:52pm
So sorry to read this. We go back many years. Sending my most sincere sympathy.
Bonnie Schreiber Rice, NYC

Jane Baum Rodbell

Posted at 11:40am
I want to let you know that Sean and his Pikesville Volunteer Fire Co. saved my husband's life after a cardiac arrest in January 2017. After a month in hospital and a TOTAL recovery, the very first thing Stan did when I picked him up from Sinai upon his discharge was to drive to the Volunteer Fire Dept. to thank everyone there for their immediate and professional response to my 911 call. We met Sean on subsequent visits to thank him personally and were impressed by his incredible training and dedication to his volunteers. So that is what Sean has meant to us and how terribly sorry we are to learn of his passing at a tragically young age. We know, however, how long his legacy will continue.

Abigail Sojka

Posted at 11:30am
Ana and Madeline,
Our JHU Masters of Healthcare Administration is sending our love and prayers during this time, as we were shocked to hear of Sean's passing. He taught our Patient Safety and Quality class this spring and we all adored him as a passionate professor. He showed us how to bring passion, care, and kindness to healthcare with his incessent commitment to safety and quality. The world shined brighter with Sean in it and we were so incredibly lucky to learn from him. On two occassions, Sean's passion for his work brought him to tears knowing we can do better and need to do better as we care for patients. It is our sincere hope that he got the care he gave others throughout his career. We appreciate you sharing Sean's time and energy with our class and we will are confident he will continue shining from above.
Love, the MHA Class of 2025

Judi and Alan Gillis

Posted at 12:18pm
Anna, Madeline, Jerry and Sandy,
We were so shocked and saddened to hear of Sean’s sudden illness and passing.
Sean was such a caring, sensitive person and doctor. He will definitely be missed.
May his memory be for a blessing.
Judi and Alan Gillis


Laarson Erb

Posted at 01:57pm
Sean was one of my mentors during my surgical critical care fellowship while at Johns Hopkins. He was truly an expert clinician and a pleasure to learn from. I was so saddened to hear about this loss, but grateful for the training and time with such a wonderful physician. My condolences to his family, he was truly a great man.

Sanjay Desai

Posted at 11:44pm
I remember Sean as a kind and expert clinician. I valued his care for our patients very much.

Max Miller

Posted at 11:14pm
Madeline and Ana, I am so sorry to hear about Sean. He was an amazing person and a true Mensch. May his memory be a blessing. -Max

Marlene and Joel Sereboff

Posted at 04:13pm
Joel and I were stunned to hear of Sean’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We are now living in California, and unable to be with you at this terrible time🥲

Heather ODonnell

Posted at 02:28pm
Sean was an amazing doctor and had a wonderful bedside manner. He treated all his co-workers with respect and valued the team approach to patient care. He will be greatly missed both personally and professionally. I can only image he was a good dad because he often talked about his daughter. He was very proud of her. My condolences to the family.

Marsha & Howard Pinson

Posted at 02:17pm
Jerry, Anna and Family - As we read the bio of Sean it only adds to the tremendous loss experienced by so many. There are no words we can offer to fill the hole in your hearts for the loss of Sean other than our sincere condolences

Hal Levy

Posted at 10:13am
Jerry, Ana, and family,
It’s hard to express my shock and sadness when I read of Sean’s death. Despite his attempts at avoiding me (as his general dentist, until I retired from private practice) due to his fear of dentistry, Sean and I had an excellent rapport, and enjoyed discussing innumerable topics. I know he was an incredibly loving husband, father, and son, and, from reading all of the comments about his accomplishments and the way people felt about him, he is already missed more than anyone should have to bear. My most sincere condolences, Hal Levy

Nancy Gruber

Posted at 01:08am
I worked with Dr. Berenholtz (Sean) at Hopkins for over a decade. After one very difficult shift, he came to check on me to make sure I was doing ok. I always appreciated his kindness. He will be very missed. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Nancy Gruber, RN

Barry walters

Posted at 10:59pm
So sorry for your loss. May Sean’s memory be for a blessing.

Tammy Cohen-Wallingsford

Posted at 07:26pm
Sean and I were classmates at Owings Mills High School in the graduating class of 1984. I have very fond memories of him. I wish you peace and solitude in your time of sorrow - Tammy Cohen-Wallingsford

David and Janet Cohen

Posted at 02:58pm
Dear Ana and family
Janet and I met Sean briefly while at Oheb Shalom. During our brief encounters we came to see him as bright and charming. His loss impacts all who were privileged to know him. May his memory be for a blessing.

Gail Margolis

Posted at 02:56pm
I am so very sad and sorry to hear of Sean’s passing. My deepest and most heartfelt sympathy to the family. My thoughts are with you at this most difficult time.

Gary Shapiro

Posted at 01:44pm
Jerry and family, Risa and are so sorry to hear of Sean,s passsing. He seemed like a remarkable young man in many ways. Our deepest sympathies are with you at this time.May his memory be a blessing and may he rest in peace. Risa and Gary Shapiro

Marilyn Posner

Posted at 12:48pm
I didn't know Sean, but it's obvious that he was an amazing person. My sincere condolences to all that knew him

Erica and Jay Hobby

Posted at 12:29pm
Dear Ana, Madeline, Jerry, Sandy and family,
We are so devastated by this news. Sean was a light to all who knew him. He was one of the warmest, kindest souls we have ever known. He was an adoring husband and father - Ana and Madeline, you meant everything to him. He was taken far too early and we are so saddened by this loss. May his memory forever be a blessing.

Sam & Jeannie Teite

Posted at 12:19pm
Dear Jerry and family, We were so sorry to read about Sean’s passing. He was a remarkable person. May his memory be a blessing!

bob weinblatt

Posted at 12:19pm
Jerry and Sandy, very sorry to hear about. amazing how he became the person we grew to know despite all of the medical handicaps he overcame. may he rest in peace.
Bobby and adrianne

Robin J Lewis

Posted at 12:09pm
God's grace, mercy, and peace be with the Family of Dr. Sean Berenholtz. I am a retired RN who worked with him from 2001-2018. Dr. Berenholtz was a kind, compassionate, brilliant man, and certainly a leader in the field of Anesthesiology, ICU Care, and Safety. He respected the opinions of all health care workers and was a great mentor and teacher. I am honored and privileged to have worked side by side with Dr. Sean Berenholtz. Thank you all for sharing him with The Johns Hopkins Hospital Staff. Rest in Peace in Heaven. Love, Robin Lewis

Lynn & Ronnie Wolf

Posted at 11:30am
Sandy and Jerry,
Our condolences on the loss of your beloved Sean. May his memory be a blessing.

Lynn and Ronnie Wolf

Tuhin & Deb Roy

Posted at 11:20am
We both worked under Sean in the SICU over 20 years ago. He was a great clinician, researcher, and educator. We know he will be missed immensely. We will remember all the laughs with him. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.

Amy Gamerman Horwitz

Posted at 11:13am
Ana, Madeline, Jerry, Sandy & Family
We’re sorry for your unimaginable loss. Hold your memories close as Sean lives on in all your hearts. Sending love & hugs.
Amy, Sil & Justin

Michael Burkoff

Posted at 10:54am
Dearest Ana, Madeline and Family,
I knew Sean from when he first joined the Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company up until. the end He touched lives in many ways. I will always carry his memory with me as I do with others that have past away and have served others unselfishly, giving far more then they ever could have received in return. May his memory always be with you and comfort you every moment of everyday going forward. He has touched the lives of so many providers of care, and so many of those needing care, not just locally but clearly around the world and that is something that you as his family can always be proud of and carry within your hearts. May God help you get through these trying times and may his memory be a blessing to all of you.

The Weiner Family

Posted at 10:44am
As neighbors and friends we extend our heartfelt condolences to Ana, Madeline, Bella and the entire Berenholtz family. Over the years we were so fortunate and grateful for Sean’s kindness, care and medical expertise. His daily visits to us at Hopkins were so welcoming and made all of us more at ease. His special kale egg and rice bowl that he brought to Jared in the hospital was such a treat that he looked forward to often. Our whole family admired his shared life experiences, research and fire department involvement. Seans calm, kind, generous demeanor is an adjective in our family - “ that was so Sean” that will last forever. We shared neighborhood family snowstorm dinners, played family apples to apples and cards against humanity games, shared laughs, fun and friendship. Sean was a gem of a man and a true inspiration to all. May his memory be a blessing. Sending hugs and love,
Rosie, Ian, Jared, Matthew, Trevor and Uzi

Leslie Borenstein

Posted at 09:54am
Dearest Ana, Madeleine, Connie and all those that loved Sean,
Sean was a blessing and so loved from the moment he entered this world. I was so fortunate to know him as a baby and young child. My parents were very good friends of his grandparents who I referred to as Aunt Connie and Uncle Fred and I spent so much time with his mom Lee( to me she was known as Chi Chi) as young kids. Life takes you in different directions and I feel so fortunate to have gotten to know Sean as an adult- his heightened compassion, kindness, brilliance, sensitivity and sensibility went far beyond what most are capable of giving. I’ll never forget the day my Mom was rushed to Sinai and Sean left Hopkins and rushed up to be with me and my sister Sandy. He walked into the ER in his white coat and I overheard two ER doctors say, “wow, that’s Dr Berenholtz!”. Besides his ability to evaluate my mom’s critical condition, he held her and bent over to kiss her- our mom loved Sean and the support he gave me and Sandy will never be forgotten. I don’t think we would have gotten through that day without Sean’s knowledge and tenderness.
Oh, how Sean will be sorely missed but never forgotten and he will continue to live on in the many hearts he has deeply touched.
Sean, you accomplished so much more than most in your short life and now it’s time to rest peacefully. Your memory and legacy will always be for a blessing.
Much love,

Debbie & Marc

Posted at 09:13am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. May Shawn‘s memory be a blessing and keep it close to your heart!

Alice Garten

Posted at 09:12am
Dear Ana and family, I'm so saddened to hear this devastating news that Sean was taken far too soon. My heart is breaking for you. Hugs.

Debbie & Marc

Posted at 09:05am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. May Shawn‘s memory be a blessing and keep it close to your heart!

Marlene Wolff Solomon

Posted at 08:27am
Dear Ana and family,

I am deeply sorry to learn of the passing of your beloved husband, father and son. Many years ago you and I worked together so I did not know your husband. However, I met Madeline when she was a little girl and we had our nutritional sessions in your home. After reading all of the comments here, I see that he was a wonderful, caring and brilliant man. I pray G-d will help you and your family during this extremely difficult time. Keep your memories with you always. May he Rest in Peace. Sending hugs to you and yours.

With deepest sympathy,
Marlene Wolff Solomon

Hal Newman

Posted at 08:13am
Heartfelt condolences to Sean's family and friends. Sean was one of my regular partners when I was a medic on the streets of Baltimore County MD. He was younger than me and yet, in many ways, he was my teacher about practicing the art & science of caring. He loved being part of EMS. Paramedic partnerships are difficult to explain. They are intense. Although actually responding to calls together ends sooner or later, the bond of having shared life and death & all that comes between lasts a lifetime. I'll carry Sean's memories with me for a long time to come. Fare thee well, Sean. Peaceful sunsets for eternity, my friend. Your wisdom will live on in all the medics, nurses and docs who were privileged enough to have you as their teacher. Partners once and forever. Peace.

Vinciya Pandian

Posted at 07:58am
Dr. Sean Berenboltz was a mentor to me and I will never forget his role in shaping my academic aspirations. He was the one who encouraged me and supported me to become a Fellow of Critical Care Medicine. I will miss him.

Lisa miller

Posted at 07:33am
Dearest Ana and Madeline,
Our hearts break with you. Sending blessings of love and comfort. Sean’s life was one to be proud of. May his memory be a blessing. The Millers

Gayle and Steve Becker

Posted at 07:30am
Dear Ana and Jerry,
It is said that “only the good die young” and clearly Sean was one of the good ones.
We are so shocked and saddened to hear this news.
May time heal your broken hearts and sweet memories sustain you.

Ronnie Footlick

Posted at 07:27am
Dear Ana and Sean's family.......what a sad and devastating loss. While I never knew Sean I did watch Ana grow into a wonderful accomplished young woman who was a fabulous partner and parent. Not only is Sean's death heartbreaking for his family but for the community at large as well. A brilliant human who gave so much to all of us and May he rest in peace. Deepest condolences to all.

Christine Gourin

Posted at 07:23am
I am so sad to hear this news. Sean was a trusted colleague and friend. One always felt safe when Sean was involved in a case. He was an academic giant in the patient safety realm as well. We had several long talks about life in recent years, and the joy he derived from his family and his volunteer work with the fire department. He will be greatly missed. My deepest condolences to the family.

Jo Tulkoff

Posted at 07:23am
Ana, I am so shocked and saddened to hear about Sean. He was such an extraordinary man, easy to talk to and always willing to share his skills and medical knowledge. He blessed the life of so many. We send our love and deepest condolences to you, Madeline and sweet Bella.

Cari Becker

Posted at 06:02am
Oh Ana, I am so sorry to learn of Sean’s passing. Sending u love at this time and hope his memory will be a blessing

Karen Elkin Mazer

Posted at 05:41am
Ana, Madeline, and the entire Berenholtz and Goldseker families- I am completely devastated by Sean’s tragic illness and passing. This is totally heartbreaking and unfair. My deepest, most heartfelt, condolence and sympathy.
Karen Elkin Mazer

Maxine and Bob Lowy

Posted at 11:25pm
Dear Ana, Madelyn and Sean’s family-
Our hearts ache for the loss of the truly wonderful man. Sean was a mensch- always with a sweet smile and a kind word. Sean had the gift of caring, listening and making one feel that he was there for you. Though we had not seen him in a while, he and Ana were always in our hearts. May his memory be a blessing to all who loved him - his legacy of good deeds will live on in the lives of those he touched.

Patti Robinson 🩷

Posted at 11:06pm
Jerry and Sandy,
I am so very sorry for your loss.

Gary Berman

Posted at 10:48pm
Jerry i am sorry to hear about your son passing away may he rest in pease Gary Berman city 64

Irwin Sternberg

Posted at 10:48pm
Dear Ana, Jerry, Sandy and Family
No words could ever express the sadness I had when hearing about Sean’s passing. He was a brilliant and an amazing man who had a tremendous hunger for life, knowledge, helping others, and his commitment to excellence, was always shared with everyone that needed his help and support. It's often been said you only live once, but I somewhat disagree with that. Sean has only died once, but he will definitely live on each and every day in the hearts of many that has always loved him. May you all find comfort in the many wonderful and beautiful memories that he's leaving behind.

Susan Arnold

Posted at 10:11pm
There aren't words to express what Sean meant to everyone at the Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company. Mentor, teacher, colleague and mostly friend. No matter what else he was doing and how busy he was, he always found the time to help others. He truly was a generous and kind soul. May his memory live on and all his greatness and accomplishments bring comfort to his family and friends. He will always be remembered.

Amy and Albert Harris

Posted at 10:03pm
The minute we met Sean we fell in love with him. He was such a kind, giving, smart, capable gentleman. We always had lots of fun with him. This is beyond sad that such a good soul was taken from all of us way too soon. May he RIP and all the wonderful memories be in your hearts forever.

Ellen katz

Posted at 09:36pm
Dear Jerry and Sandy
I am so sorry on this terrible loss.
Ellen Katz

Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company

Posted at 09:30pm
On behalf of the Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company, we express our deepest condolences. Sean was a dedicated public servant, committed to the community and to the fire service. Not only did he ensure that we remained physically fit and mentally well, he was perpetually dedicated to our never-ending education, so that we could be the best EMS providers possible. He was much more to us than a company member and medical director-- he was a mentor, role model and most of all, a dear friend. Sean blessed us with his kindness, spirit and love--we will miss him every day, and we will honor his memory with every call we run. May his memory be for a blessing.

Audrey and Leslie Polt

Posted at 09:19pm
Such devastating news! Sean was a modest man; we cannot recall him ever boasting about or even describing his remarkable achievements and honors. He was gentle, kind and caring and will be sorely missed by everyone who was fortunate enough to know him. To Any and Madeline, and Sean’s large extended family, our most heartfelt condolences.


Steve Lesser

Posted at 08:13pm
Jerry and Sandy, So shocked to hear this news. I hope in time you will remember your son with a smile instead of a tear. May he rest in peace.
Steve Lesser and the class of City College 1964

Sylvan Levin

Posted at 07:00pm
Jerry, I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you .

Susan Weis-Bohlen

Posted at 05:44pm
My heart goes out to Ana, Madeline and Bella, and everyone who was touched by Sean. He lived such a huge life in a short amount of time. Such a huge loss to all.

Sue and Mark Levi

Posted at 05:27pm
Dear Sandy and Jerry
We am so sorry for the lost of Jerry’s son, Sean. I remember when he was kind enough to let our granddaughter shadow him in the hospital. May He RIP

Alexandra shadow him

The Chestnut Ridge Volunteer Fire Company

Posted at 05:17pm
The Chestnut Ridge Volunteer Fire Company expresses its deepest condolences to the family of Dr. Berenholtz and to our brothers and sisters at Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company. Dr. Berenholtz's dedication to the science of medicine, the art of healing and the encouragement of excellence in both, established a standard of care for all clinicians to emulate. All of us in the Fire Service benefited greatly from his willingness to share knowledge and his encouragement of lifelong learning. The lessons he taught so many will become the legacy he leaves behind. He will be deeply missed. May his family be comforted among the Mourners of Jerusalem.

Patricia Ryan

Posted at 04:43pm
I worked with Sean for many, many years and he was always the best at what he did. The best advocate for his patients and a great colleague to work with. I always felt safe knowing that Sean was there to handle any issues that would arise with our critical patients. I am devastated to hear of his illness and passing. I wish him everlasting peace. I wish for his family to find the comfort and peace that comes with healing.

Glenn Berger

Posted at 04:17pm
Dear Jerry, Sandy, Ana, and the Family,
I am so sorry to hear of Sean's passing. I only remember Sean as a child, and I can still see Lee as if it was yesterday. I know Lee will be there to guide Sean in his journey. The Bergers, the Colvins, the Posners, and the Berenholtz families have a long and loving history. I keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

RIchard Hantgan

Posted at 03:32pm
I didn't know Sean well, but quickly recognized what a decent, kind and generous human being. He was a Mensch. He clearly cared deeply about his patients and the community at large. He was devoted to his family and inspirational to his daughter.
May his memory be a blessing

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