Paul D. Berguson, M.D., 66, of Drums, passed away Wednesday evening, July 31, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest Allentown, after a lengthy illness.
Born in Blossburg on July 1, 1947, he was the son of Iris (Strong) Berguson, of Mansfield, and the late Walter B. Berguson.
Dr. Berguson graduated from Mansfield High School in 1965. He graduated from Mansfield State College with a B.A. in Chemistry in 1968. He attended graduate school in biochemistry at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Research Institute and earned his M.D. at Jefferson Medical College in 1975. He finished his residency in anesthesiology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in 1978.
He held licenses to practice medicine in Pennsylvania, New York, Michigan, and West Germany. Paul was a Clinical Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at N.Y.U. He was a staff anesthesiologist at the Benedikt Kreutz Rehabilitation Center in Bad Krozingen, West Germany, and spoke fluent German.
He was on the staffs of other hospitals, including Soldiers and Sailors in Wellsboro, Divine Providence in Williamsport, Miners Memorial in Coaldale, and the Hazleton General Hospital. He authored and presented a number of papers in the field of anesthesiology and had an interest in pain management. In the treatment of patients he was compassionate, skillful, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. He was dedicated to the practice of medicine.
A member of MENSA, he was extremely intelligent and informed on many and diverse subjects and a great conversationalist. His generosity to his family, friends and patients knew no bounds.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his brother, Bruce W. Berguson, Mansfield; his sister, Deidre E. Jago, Venice, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held in the Mansfield area at the convenience of the family.
The Harman Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., (East) 669 West Butler Drive, Drums, is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Online condolences can be made and more information obtained at www.harmanfuneral.com.