Selma Esther Berkowitz

March 18, 1929January 6, 2019

Our dear mother, Selma Berkowitz, peacefully passed away on Saturday, January 6th. Selma was born in Philadelphia on March 18, 1929. She resided in NE Philly with her beschert, Leon Berkowitz, until the great snow storm of 1996 swayed them to head south. They found their paradise in West Palm Beach, Florida. It was a wonderful time of life for them. Leon passed away in 2009, and Selma then lived at the Palace in Kendall for several years before moving to Harrisburg in 2013 to start the next chapter of her graceful life. There was never a more devoted and loving mother, grandmother, cousin, aunt and friend than she. Selma will forever be cherished by her three sons and daughters-in-law (the “in-law” designation being a technicality), Bob and Cathy Berkowitz, Alan and Felicia Berkowitz, and Mark Berkowitz, as well as her grandchildren, Emily Berkowitz, Matthew and Carla Berkowitz, Scott Berkowitz, Annie (Berkowitz) and Jordan Trachtenberg, and Katie (Berkowitz) and Etan Aber, as well as her adopted grandchildren, Shardae and Laurence Carter, and her adopted great grandchildren, Braylin and Bryce Carter. We will miss her weather reports, her worrying about everything, and her keeping all of us in touch with family and friends. She Loved everyone. And we will always Love her.


  • Bob (Cathy) Berkowitz, Son
  • Alan (Felicia) Berkowitz, Son
  • Mark Berkowitz, Son
  • Emily Berkowitz, Grandchild
  • Matthew (Carla) Berkowitz, Grandchild
  • Scott Berkowitz, Grandchild
  • Annie (Jordan) Trachtenberg, Grandchild
  • Katie (Etan) Aber, Grandchild


  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 10, 2019

Selma Esther Berkowitz

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Ed Kean

January 11, 2019

I was saddened to hear of Selma's passing. Selma was always gracious and kind during gatherings of my family (as was her husband Lee). Deep condolences to Selma's children and grandchildren.

René Borroto

January 10, 2019

I am deeply grateful for the life of Mrs. Selma Berkowitz. Although I knew her and her late husband Leon Berkowitz briefly and during short events, I am forever thankful they had a son by the name of Bob Berkowitz. Without Selma and Leon, Bob wouldn’t exist, and without Bob there would not have been Multivision, where I spent the majority of my adult life and career working in the media business. My deepest and most sincere condolences to the whole family, and may Selma rest in peace with God.

Shardae Carter

January 9, 2019

Our dearest Grandma Sel,
Having the pleasure of meeting you in this life was truly a Blessing. You were so Amazing! Always full of Life and Love. You made us laugh! You taught us many things! We will miss your beautiful smiling face,laughter, your voice, ("Oh honey" ) ("God love ya") your love and your unlimited hugs and kisses ! You will always be with us! We will never forget you! We Love you!
And To My Berkowitz family Thank you so much for welcoming us into such a beautiful family! Our lives changed forever in meeting you all. Words can not Express how much we Love and appreciate you! May your sorrows turn into Happiness in thoughts of all the wonderful memories shared with Grandma Sel.
We Love you!
The Carter Family
Shardae, Laurence, Braylin and Bryce-

Claudia Boldyga

January 8, 2019

What an amazing mother wife grandma Mother In Law, friend and my Aunt Selma was to all.We were all deeply saddened to hear of the news of her passing on Sunday. I was able to speak to Aunt Selma a few days earlier and it was so nice to hear her voice. She always had a kind warm caring tone when she spoke that I will never forget.I often remember going to visit her and Uncle Lee and my cousins Alan,Bob,and Mark ,my awesome cousins and who couod forget ZAR . Aunt Selma was always so affectionate and warm. Be at peace Aunt Selma,I know that Uncle Lee is waiting for you with open arms .We all love and adore you and will never forget your sweet smile.