Robert M. Berkowitz
February 3, 1928 – May 19, 2021
Robert M Berkowitz, 93, of Delray Beach, formerly of Livingston, died at home, May 19, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. He was preceded in death by his beloved sisters Claire Manowitz and Ruth Green Fishman.
“Bob” led an extraordinary and full life for his entire life. He worked to support his immigrant family when he was just a boy, simultaneously while he went to school. He tried to enlist in the army at 15 to fight during WWII, but was turned away. He enlisted again when he was legal age.
Bob went to Ohio State University on the G.I. Bill. There he met the love of his life, and his wife of almost 70 years, Eileen Novick. They married in 1951, right before he shipped out to serve in the Korean war.
After his honorable discharge, Bob and Eileen settled in NJ where they raised their family. Bob, then a CPA, joined Puder and Puder in Newark. They merged with Touche Ross, then Deloitte, as Bob worked his way up to Managing Partner of Mergers and Acquisitions. He worked at Deloitte until his retirement, then as a consultant after he retired. Bob ran the NYC marathon in 1982 when he was 54. He inspired several other family members to run the marathon after him. After he retired, Bob and Eileen took many courses on wine, pastry and bread baking at Windows on the World at the World Trade Center. Bob became a master bread baker and cake maker. His chocolate chip cookies are locally famous. His homemade breadsticks were always consumed way before the meal. There is currently a family disagreement over who will inherit his private recipe collection. Bob and Eileen have travelled all over the world, from Russia to South Africa, to Israel to Antarctica. (and many places in between) sometimes with friends, sometimes with family, but always with an interest in discovering new adventures. He lived every single day to the fullest. He lived a great, successful, and happy life full of love. He got to know and love every one of his grandchildren and his great grandchildren. Besides his wife Eileen, he leaves 3 children, Stuart (Irene), Sherie Wolpert (Jesse) and Carole Krinsky (Stuart Slater); 9 grandchildren Becky Moffs (Andrew), Julie Mitz (Rory), Emily Berkowitz, Josh Krinsky, Alli Krinsky, Lauren Krinsky, Jake Wolpert (Lauren), Sam Wolpert, Ben Wolpert; and 8 great grandchildren Matty, Dylan and Charlie Moffs; Lucas, Lily and Tyler Mitz; and Ellie and Isaac Wolpert. Additionally, he leaves nephew David Green(Gabrielle) and nieces Barbara Hollinger (Richard McKenzie ) and Randy Stein (Gary).
A graveside service will be held on Monday, May 24 at Beth El Cemetery in Paramus at noon.
Memorial contributions in Bob’s name can be made to the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund at www.curealz.org.