Brother George Berrian ’50, ’58, FSC, Ed.D. (1925 – 2016)

The former director of Manhattan Prep and former dean of the School of Education passed away on January 26.

The Manhattan College community mourns the loss of Brother George Berrian, FSC, Ed.D., associate professor emeritus of education, who passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, in Lincroft, N.J.

A native of the Bronx, Br. George was principal and director of Manhattan College Prep from 1962 until 1970. He then served as director of the graduate division of Manhattan College and as dean of the School of Education from 1986-89.

Br. George earned his bachelor’s degree in English and master’s degree in history from Manhattan College. In 1953, he began his service on the Riverdale campus as a teacher at Manhattan Prep. In 1956, he became an instructor of American History at Manhattan College, a position he held for several years. Following his tenure as director at Manhattan Prep, Br. George joined the Manhattan College faculty, teaching in both the School of Education and the School of Business until his retirement in 1992.

Br. George did graduate work at Fordham University and New York University, and then received a fellowship to Teachers College at Columbia University, where he earned a doctorate in 1975 and specialized in adult and higher education. Br. George was also a member of the American Association of Higher Education and Kappa Delta Pi, the national education honor society.

Active in other areas outside of the College, Br. George served on the board of directors at the Methodist Home for the Aged (1991-2003) and the board of directors of De La Salle Hall in Lincroft, N.J. (1992-2005). He was also a part of the New York District Team Evaluation of Administrators and served on the College Entrance Examination Board (1963-66). Prior to that, Br. George spent 15 years teaching in high schools in New York and New Jersey.

Br. George is survived by his brother, Edward, and several nephews and nieces.

The funeral arrangements for Br. George include:

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Viewing beginning at 1 p.m.
Mass of Christian burial at 2 p.m.

De La Salle Hall
810 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ 07738-1608

Private burial on Monday, February 1 at St. Gabriel’s Cemetery, Marlboro, N.J.

By Pete McHugh