January 27, 1925 – July 26, 2018
Sidney Berkman, 93, was born on January 27, 1925 in New York City, New York to David and Lena Berkman. He moved to OKC when he joined the Army Air Corp working as an aircraft mechanic during World War II. There, Sidney met Marie Berkman, they were married October 6, 1945. They had children, Diane Thomas, David Berkman, and Jonathan Berkman.
After serving as a Sergeant in the Army Air Corp, Sidney went to work for Western Electric in 1947 until he retired from the Lucent Technologies in 1986. Sidney attended Aviation Technology High School in New York City and graduated from Oklahoma City University with a bachelor’s degree in business. Sidney was very active as a member of the Masons, Indian Temple Shriner’s Oriental Band, Eastern Star and his church, leading Sunday school classes and he especially enjoyed singing in the choir.
After retirement, Sidney with his wife by his side, traveled across the country from coast to coast. Sidney loved spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 68 years, Marie Berkman, his parents, David and Lena Berkman, brother, sister, Edith Berkman and daughter Diane Thomas. He will be deeply missed by his family, sons David and wife Cathy, Jonathan and wife Dea; 5 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
- Collin Berkman
- Matt Thomas
- Craig Thomas
- Tom Swenson
- Tyler Swenson
- Joe Randolf
- Piedmont First United Methodist Church
- Visitation Monday, July 30, 2018
- Funeral Service Tuesday, July 31, 2018
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August 3, 2018
Dear Uncle Sidney,
It is with Great Sadness that I say Good Bye or better yet, So-Long to Dear Uncle Sidney.... I Always felt Very Lucky to have such a Great Family - Especially Aunt Dolly & Uncle Sidney..!! I will Always Remember being at Grandma's Home, on the 4th of July - Cranking the Ice Cream Maker with Cousins - David and Jonathan with Uncle Sidney Leading the Project..!! Last time Lourdes & I saw You, we had a Good conversation about Ancient Rome..!!
We Will ALL Miss You..!!
Uncle Sidney - Rest In Peace... You Lived a Long, Full and Productive Life..!!
With Our Love Always, Bruce & Lourdes Bethers