Lynn Kaufman Berman

October 11, 1952March 30, 2019

Lynn Kaufman Berman, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and sister, 66 of Phoenix, Arizona, passed peacefully Saturday, March 30th, 2019 while traveling on vacation to Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Lynn was born to Charlie and Renee (Kaufman) Heilbronner on October 11th, 1952, in Jackson Heights, New York. Lynn graduated from Southside High School in Rockville Centre, New York and attended Chamberlayne Junior College in Boston, Massachusetts. She married Gary Berman on November 27th, 1994 and they lived together in Randolph, New Jersey until they recently moved to Phoenix, Arizona.

Lynn was an entrepreneur and ahead of the times in a predominately male industry. She founded SWK Inc. (an IT consulting company, named after her grandfather and son Samuel Walter Kaufman / Shaun Warren Klein) back in 1987 from her home in Bloomfield, New Jersey. Today the company employs over one hundred and eighty people across the US and Canada and is on the NASDAQ. Lynn was very active in her Jewish studies, even in her adult life, and was a Bat Mitzvah within the last fifteen years. She was passionate about passing down her traditions to her family. Lynn was a cancer survivor, a knitting enthusiast, a best friend to many, a phenomenal cook and lover of art, design and fashion.

Lynn is survived by her husband, Gary Berman, her children Shaun Klein & Melanie Klein, Sydney Berman, and Perry Berman, her newly born grandson Felix Klein, her siblings, Fred and Nancy Heilbronner, Robyn Alper and Jerome Alper, and her in-laws Donna and Joseph Amabile. She leaves behind her loving great aunt Mildred, her nine nieces and nephews , Jennifer, Sarah, Josh, Shaun, Amanda, Benjamin, Zachary, Olivia and Rebecca, and her four grand nieces and nephews, Penelope, Esther, Solomon and Charles. Lynn was also a proud dog mom to Jake. She was pre-deceased by her parents Charles and Renee Heilbronner.

Funeral services will be held at Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel in Livingston, New Jersey on Sunday, April 7th, 2019 at 10:00am. A burial will follow at Beth Israel Cemetery in Woodbridge, New Jersey. The family will sit Shiva immediately following the burial, and on Monday, April 8th from 4PM thru 9pm, at Gary’s sister Donna Berman Amabile’s residence at 415 Ironwood Lane, Morganville, New Jersey 07751.

The family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society or the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation.The family would also like to thank their loving friends and family for their outpour of unconditional love and support during this difficult time.


  • Funeral Service Sunday, April 7, 2019
  • Burial Sunday, April 7, 2019


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Kevin Cumley

April 12, 2019

Gary - I was very sorry to hear about Lynn and for your loss. I first met her at ITA where we worked together on a variety of different projects. Over the years we became friends and I always enjoyed spending time with her. Lynn was funny, smart, hard working and compassionate... truly one of the good ones, she will be missed.

Sally Craig

April 8, 2019

Gary, we are so saddened for you and the family and want you to know you are in our prayers. Lynn was one of my favorites and simply "all things good". She was always full of smiles and saw the good in everything. I will miss her deeply and am comforted to know you have many wonderful memories with her. Love, Sal

Jennifer Wilson

April 5, 2019

Lynn was smart, strong, loving and had a sharp wit. She was always striving to learn, grow and get better. She loved her family fiercely. We had the privilege of working with Lynn and Gary as they grew the company and Lynn cared as much about our success as she did theirs. I am sure she would have been a fun and fabulous grandma to Felix. I am so sorry that Lynn has been abruptly whisked away from us all, but I know she is with her beloved parents and will shepherd us all from heaven until we see her again. Prayers for Gary, the kids and family as you heal.

Apryl Hanson

April 4, 2019

Gary and family-

I am so deeply saddened by the news of Lynn’s passing. These times are so hard to push through when you are a survivor of someone who is loved so dearly. I send all of my love to you and your family. Lynn was a wonderful woman for which I had such tremendous respect. I hope you remember and laugh at the joyous moments shared while workin though such a weighted loss. I am so sorry. You are in my thoughts!

Lissa Johnsen

April 4, 2019

I am truly sorry for your loss! Lynn was an amazing person and an inspiration to many. She will be missed by many, many that considered her a friend and mentor. Hugs to you all and you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Walter Goodfield

April 4, 2019

Gary, so sorry. Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Caroline Rua

April 4, 2019

Gary! Soo sorry to hear of Lynn's passing. You are in our thoughts - wishing you peace and sending hugs. xo, Caroline & the V-Tech team

Anne Seidel

April 4, 2019

Gary, I am so sorry to hear the news about Lynn. I had the privilege of working with her, and you, for so many years. I loved conversations with Lynn. Loved her sense of humor! She was so savvy about business! May you be comforted by the lives she touched and your beautiful family. She will be missed. ~ Love, Anne

Mark New

April 4, 2019

We were so sorry to learn of Lynn’s untimely passing.
She certainly accomplished much in her time here in earth and leaves behind a great family and a lifetime of achievements.
May her memory be a blessing.
Mark New

Peter Conway

April 4, 2019

Gary, so sorry for you and your family's loss. Oh the memories! Lynn was such a great friend, teacher, business partner. Talking, doing deals, eating sushi, solving problems, laughing, so many great times together. Lynn was such a great person, contributed so much to SWK, clients, the community, all of us. She will be missed.