Obituary for Dr. Roy Conrad Haberkern III

Dr. Roy Conrad Haberkern III, 61, of Winston-Salem died Tuesday, July 5, 2005. The son of Roy Haberkern Jr. and Carlota Haberkern, he was born in Dayton, Ohio, and had lived in Winston-Salem for 20 years. He is survived by his mother; three brothers, Dick, Charles and John; his wife, Connie; and his children, Phillip Haberkern and Rachel Sherman, who live with their spouses in Charlottesville, Va. Dr. Haberkern was a patient coach and teacher, a world-class big brother and a devoted son and husband with a smile that was hard to forget. Roy grew up in Garden City, N.Y., and was an alumnus of Haverford College and Duke University Medical School. He practiced as a pediatrician and child psychiatrist in Elizabeth City, Durham and Winston-Salem. Dr. Haberkern was a faculty member of Bowman Gray School of Medicine and later worked as the medical director of Forsyth-Stokes Mental Health Center, now Centerpoint. A dedicated advocate for providing medical services to underserved populations, he also fulfilled one term as the president of the North Carolina Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He was a member of Fairview Moravian Church, and he served on the Board of Evangelism and Home Missions and the Central Board of Trustees for the Southern Province of the Moravian Church in America. The graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 9, at God's Acre in Old Salem. The funeral service will follow at 11:30 a.m. at Fairview Moravian Church, with the Rev. Riddick Weber presiding. The family will receive visitors in the parlor of the church after the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Fairview Moravian Church, 6550 Silas Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC 27106, or the local chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 2211 West Meadowview Road, Suite 30, Greensboro, NC 27407. (Voglers Reynolda Road)

Published in the Winston-Salem Journal from 7/7/2005 - 7/8/2005.