Julie Hedges  Rohrer
ANDES - Julie Hedges Rohrer, 81, beloved wife of Stephen Berg, passed away peacefully on Oct. 28, 2019, at their home in Andes, following a long illness.
Born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, on July 7, 1938, Julie grew up in Montclair and was the youngest daughter of Robert and Frances Hedges.
She attended Kimberley School in Montclair and graduated from Wheaton College in Massachusetts in 1960 with a bachelor's degree in philosophy.
After Wheaton, Julie moved to Manhattan and began a successful career as a financial journalist. She got her start at Business Week, went onto Forbes magazine and finally landed at Institutional Investor magazine where she worked for almost 20 years. There she rose to the position of senior editor. She not only wrote articles but had an industry "must read" column covering top professionals from money management firms and pension funds.
After retiring from journalism and moving to Andes, Julie pursued her life long passion for horses. Her keen interest in competing with Morgan horses resulted in numerous national titles and seven world championships at the annual Grand National and World Championship Morgan Horse Show held in Oklahoma City. Julie was and remains the first and only person ever to win three consecutive Open Classic Pleasure Driving Championships. She won the Masters Classic Pleasure Driving Championships three times with two different horses and won the Ladies Classic Pleasure Driving Championship once.
Julie loved baseball, especially the St. Louis Cardinals. Sam Breadon, Julie's maternal grandfather owned and was president of the St. Louis Cardinals from 1920 to 1947. Under his reign, the Redbirds won six World Series titles in 1926, 1931, 1934, 1942, 1944 and 1946. In August of 2016, Julie was invited to speak at the induction of her grandfather into the Cardinals Hall of Fame. It was a weekend full of Cardinal accolades and extended family. Along with fellow 2016 inductees, Joe Torre, Chris Carpenter and Ron Moore, on behalf of Terry Moore and in front of several thousand Redbirds fans, in the heart of Cardinal Nation, Julie paid tribute to Sam Breadon and the team that brought her a lifetime of both heartache and joy.
Julie was an avid reader and enjoyed traveling. In addition to her passion for horses, Julie was a lifelong dog lover. She possessed a wicked sense of humor that will be missed by all who loved her.
Julie was predeceased by her siblings, Catherine Barker, Ann Egbert and Frances Parsons; in addition to her loving husband, Steve Berg.
Julie is survived by her nieces, Ann Egbert, Susan Egbert Gilroy and Catherine Livingston; and nephews, Robert Barker, Jamie Egbert, John Parsons and Peter Parsons.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Hynes Funeral Home in Margaretville, where family and friends are invited to celebrate Julie's life.
Contributions in her memory may be made to Big East Akita Rescue in Toms River, New Jersey.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Hynes Funeral Home in Margaretville.
Published on November 6, 2019


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Bill Rohrer
Nov 16, 2019
Julie was remarkably versatile, sophisticated, talented and so smart She was also so lovely and loving of all creatures. Her view of life and how to live it coincided with mine and we married. On the day we agreed to marry we spent the afternoon at the Museum of Natural History in New York City. You may draw your own conclusions about our choice of that metaphor. We had a great time with the fossils, dioramas and gemstones. Those early years were a joy. The marriage did not turn out as we had hoped it would; happily, we recognized the problems early on and separated. What we learned from that early marriage enabled both of us to find relationships that did last and provide the lov...e and versatility we both needed. I will remember Julie with great fondness and admire her strengths and wonderful spirit for as long as I live. We were fortunate to have known each other and smart enough to use our early mistakes to build long-lasting, loving marriages.Read more
William Rohrer
Nov 14, 2019
Peaceful White Lilies Basket was purchased for the family of Julie Hedges Rohrer by William Rohrer.  Send flowers
Elizabeth Poirier
Nov 13, 2019
It was a honor to be a barn mate of Julie. Her joy and love of showing her beautiful Morgan’s was infectious, as was her smile. She will be greatly missed by so many RIP
Peggy Drummey
Nov 12, 2019
Julie was a strong, caring person. I am proud to have known her. All of her Morgan family and her Morgans will miss her. Rest in peace Julie.
Cara Schengrund
Nov 09, 2019
Will miss seeing you at Morgan shows. Always liked to watch you drive.
Janie Denning
Nov 07, 2019
Julie was such a special lady and will be so missed by all especially her Morgan horse family.
Sheryl Smith
Nov 07, 2019
So very sorry.
Julie was the person who inspired me to pursue my interest in driving. I am 60+ years old and a little hesitant until I saw her. While I had never met her, I had seen countless pictures, watched her at shows and
read many articles . I had hoped to meet her and tell her personally. I had hoped to have the honor to drive in a class with her. I hope now, to someday be at least half the driver she was.
RIP, grand lady.
Karen Telarico
Nov 07, 2019
Julie was such a kind and classy woman. I am blessed to have known her. I loved her radiant smile when she was driving her gorgeous Morgans in the show ring.
Sherry Cole
Nov 07, 2019
Julie was an iconic member of the Morgan world and she will be missed.
Denise & John James
Nov 07, 2019
We will miss you Julie, blessings to your family and loved ones. In our hearts forever 💗 Denise XOX
Lynn Plourde
Nov 07, 2019
Julie will be truly missed by the entire Morgan horse world!! She was always so supportive and encouraging to myself and everyone who came across her path. I am grateful to have known her and be considered her friend. RIP