Hella DeWitt Baer, EDD, PhD, 99, a resident of Patchogue, Long Island for nearly sixty years, died on Monday, April 26, 2021. Born in Berlin, Germany, Dr. Baer came to the United States at a young age. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at Hunter College and would go on to earn two Doctorates at Colombia University Teachers’ College. Dr. DeWitt was the School District Psychologist for the Patchogue Medford School District for many years.
Dr. Baer was predeceased by her husband Max in 1963. She is survived by her son, Stephen Baer, MD and his wife Phyllis, MD, by her three grandchildren, Jeniffer Baer, DDS, Heidi Baer, MD and Jesse Baer, MD, as well as her two great-grandchildren, Joseph and Stephen Kussow and her loyal dog Fluffy.
Friends and relatives will gather for a graveside service on Friday, April 30th at 1 p.m. at Patchogue Hebrew Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Raynor & D’Andrea Funeral Homes.
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