Mr. Berg was born in Mount Vernon, N.Y. He served in the U.S. Army from 1948-1952 in Okinawa, Tokyo and Germany. Afterward, he attended Ohio State University, where he met his first wife, Edith. He headed a communicable disease team for the Ohio Department of Health. In 1967, Mr. Berg became a biostatistician and a director of the U.S. Health and Human Services Indian Health Service Research and Development Office in Tucson.
Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Regina; children, Diane and Lisa (Larry); stepchildren, Angelica (David) and Tanya; brother, Gordon (Marilyn); and two grandchildren.
Graveside services were held in Myrtle Beach with Rabbi David Weissman officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the USO at uso.org/donate; Braille Institute of America, 741 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90029; or the Israel Longhorn Project, 22 Yarnall Place, Redwood City, CA 94063.