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Eric Werthman



Eric Werthman passed away in Maine on Saturday, September 10th, 2022 at the age of 81. He was in the presence of his wife and partner of 54 years, Polly Howells. In addition to Polly, he is survived by two sons, Nick and Jesse, their wives – Audrey Wallace and Alessandra De Almeida – and four granddaughters – Elinor, Alice, Emilia and Pina. A Gestalt psychotherapist, filmmaker and activist, for fifty years he was a fixture in the community of Park Slope, Brooklyn. For the last eighteen years he and Polly developed a deep connection with friends and neighbors in the Mid-Hudson Valley. His varied intellectual, artistic and political pursuits continue to be an inspiration to his friends and family. Above all, Eric was a loving husband, a dedicated father and a fun, energetic grandfather. He will be missed by all who knew him. Memorial Service was held at New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64 St, October 9 at 2:00pm.

Published by New York Times on Sep. 30, 2022.