Michael O. Berkovitz

Michael O. Berkovitz, 78, of Lakewood, CA, died Friday, July 7, 2023 at Lakewood Regional Medical Center, Lakewood, CA.  Born in McKeesport, PA on July 3, 1945, he was the son of the late Leonard M. and Irma Ruth Odle Berkovitz.  He was the owner of the former Chestnut Inn on Fifth Avenue in McKeesport, and most recently worked at Salton Industries, maker of the George Foreman Grills.  He was a member of the Congregation Shir Chadash of Lakewood, CA and a former member of the Temple B’nai Israel in White Oak, PA.  He was a graduate of the University School, Shadyside, Pittsburgh, PA.  He is survived by sons, Daniel Berkovitz of Rawlins, WY and William Berkovitz of Belle Vernon, PA; grandson, Wyatt; granddaughter Kayla Berkovitz of Hawaii, sisters, Idelle (Richard) Roth of Walnut Creek, CA and Susan Sabin of Pompano Beach, FL, and by his partner of 20 years, Gloria Pelenato of Lakewood, CA.  A graveside service will be held at the Temple B’nai Israel Cemetery, Center Street, Versailles Borough, PA  15132 on Sunday, July 16, 2023 at 11:30 AM with Rabbi Howard Stein officiating.  Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 is in charge of arrangements.  The family suggests contributions to the Temple B’nai Israel, 2025 Cypress Drive, White Oak, PA  15131 or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 6704, Hagerstown, MD  21741.