Melvin R. Berkowitz

Melvin R. Berkowitz, 96, died Saturday, January 28, 2012 in Aaron Manor, Fairport, NY. He was born in McKeesport, February 20, 1915. Formerly of McKeesport, he was retired from U.S. Steel and a member of the Congregation Gemilas Chesed.

Son of the late Kalman and Fannie Neiman Berkowitz, husband of the late Ethel Papp Berkowitz, he is survived by his daughter, Linda (John) Horvath of Fairport, NY; son, Bennett Berkowitz of Los Angeles, CA; grandson, Matthew (Kara) Horvath of Webster, NY; great grandson, Benjamin; son in law, Robert Nystrom; sister in law, Elizabeth Pellasce; also by nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Judith Nystrom.

A service will take place Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 1:00 PM in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA 15132 with visitation one hour prior to the service. Rabbi Moshe Russell will officiate, and interment will follow in the New Gemilas Chesed Cemetery. The family suggests contributions to the Congregation Gemilas Chesed, 1400 Summit Street, McKeesport, PA 15131.