Obituary: Donald Berman

Obituary: Donald Berman

Donald Berman passed away July 9, 2020.

Donald Berman, 83, of Johns Creek, Ga., passed away July 9, 2020, at Village Park Senior Living Alpharetta. He was born in Hartford, Conn., to Hyman and Rebecca Berman, attended what is now the University of Hartford, and served in the Air National Guard. Don worked for 37 years at Combustion Engineering. He was a pension benefits administrator in the human resources department.

He and his loving wife of almost 55 years, Lois Pulver Berman, were active members of their community and synagogues and enjoyed volunteering. They were always involved in their children’s endeavors and loved traveling with friends in the United States and several other countries.

In 2000, they moved to the Atlanta area to be closer to family. Lois and Don were very active in their new home in The Orchards at Jones Bridge, and Don became the first president of the homeowner’s association, serving two terms. Don was a big sports fan who liked watching the Atlanta teams, but always kept his allegiance to the Boston teams and the UConn Huskies. He enjoyed discussing current events as a member of The Forum Men’s Club at the Marcus JCC, was a member of the North Atlanta Men’s Club, and volunteered at Emory Johns Creek Hospital until one year ago. He was also a history buff who loved World War II books and movies.

Above all, Don and Lois cherished spending time with precious family. Always involved in their grandchildren’s activities, they loved attending as many school functions and ball games as possible. Family dinners, holiday celebrations and trips were very special. Don was predeceased by his parents and brother-in-law Alex Zeligson.

He is survived by his cherished wife Lois; son Mark Berman of Roanoke, Va.; daughter and son-in-law Cheryl and Michael Lipton of Sandy Springs; grandchildren Joshua and Chloe Lipton; sister Vivian Zeligson of Encinitas, Calif.; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Nancy and Jerry Fleischman of Encino, Calif.; and several nieces, nephews, a great-niece, great-nephews and several cousins.

The family would like to give their gratitude and thanks to those at Village Park, especially Memory Care Director Lillia Sargent and her compassionate, caring staff. In lieu of flowers, any donations in Don’s memory may be made to Temple Emanu-El in Atlanta, American Heart Association, or the Alzheimer’s Association. Arrangements and online condolences, Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-45l-4999.

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