J. Richard BergmanTypographerJ. Richard Bergman, 92, a...


J. Richard Bergman


J. Richard Bergman, 92, a typographer who founded Jay-Bee Press in 1919, died April 22 of heart and lung complications at Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center.

The longtime Park Heights Avenue resident specialized in handset and Ludlow typesetting. A tireless artisan, he had a meticulous eye for spacing and type blending and manually set vTC type as a hobby even after his company installed computers and automated equipment.

He retired in 1980. The Bergman family still operates the business in Woodlawn.

He was a member of B'nai B'rith Menorah Lodge for more than 50 years, Big Boys of Miriam Lodge and the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation and its brotherhood. He was a founding member of Chestnut Ridge Country Club.

In addition to his wife of 68 years, the former Ida Schwartzman, he is survived by a son, Robert Bergman of Baltimore; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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