November 19, 1929 – November 5, 2020
Kemp (Berkman) - Jacqueline, beloved wife of David for 60 years; proud mother of Gary (Jayne), Daniel (Cecilia), and Jonathan (Kathy); loving grandmother of Sophie, Jeffrey, Susanna, and James; sister to Michael, passed away of natural causes on November 5 at the age of 90. She had a knack for lifelong friendship, and so many in her circle will miss her greatly. Jackie attended Cornell and was a recognized expert on early American samplers. Donations in her memory may be made to Burke Rehabilitation Hospital in White Plains, NY. A virtual shiva will be held on Monday, November 9th at 7pm. Invitations to follow.
Private Graveside Service
Sunday, November 8, 2020
Lisa Berkman Sommer
November 8, 2020
Dear Gary, Daniel, Jonathan, Jayne, Cecilia, Kathy, Sophie, Jeffrey, Susanna and James,
Thinking of all of you. My Dad told me today about Aunt Jackie's passing. I felt very sad to receive this news. Living abroad for the last 13 years, I have missed opportunities to spend time with your Mom and Grandmother. I do however have very fond memories of our childhood passover dinners together. Passover was by far my favorite Jewish holiday. I loved sitting in Aunt Jackie and Uncle Dave's very fancy dining room and then going into the kitchen to help out. Everything always smelled so good!! Being the youngest cousin it was a treat for me to be included in going to the den to hang out with all of you. And, I think i spent more time in the kitchen with your Mom!!
While it's a little late for me to join your virtual service tomorrow, we are six hours ahead of you, I look forward to being able to visit in person when the time is right.
Sending love, light and hugs to all of you,
Lisa and Jeff