Doris Elizabeth Regina BERG

December 24, 1946April 11, 2019

Doris E. R. Berg was born on December 24, 1946 to Holocaust survivors Karl & Mizzi Fink. She spent the majority of her professional life as a Speech & Language Pathologist in the Seattle Public Schools after earning her Bachelors & Masters degrees from the University of Washington. After her retirement, she began volunteering at the Holocaust Center for Humanity in Seattle educating future generations about her family’s experience & the history of the Holocaust. Doris cherished time spent with her immediate & extended family in NY, CA, FL & the Czech Republic. She loved spending her free time at Driftwood Shores on Camano Island with her dogs and family. Doris is survived by her two devoted children, Charlie Bess of NYC & Deborah Berg Cuenca of Oakland, CA, daughters-in-law Stacy Bess & Daniela Cuenca and granddaughters Ryan & Hannah Bess whose B’not Mitzvah she attended last month in NYC. She is also survived by her fiancé Bruce Dodge, dear cousins Monica & Robert DiGiovanni, and lifelong best friends Judy & Joseph Schocken, and their respective families. She was a spunky and free spirited woman who lived every day like it was her last, she will be missed by her family & friends. A service will be held in Doris’ memory at 11am on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at Butterworth Funeral Home, 520 West Raye Street, Seattle.

Donations in Doris’ memory can be made to the Holocaust Center for Humanity or Susan G. Komen for the Cure


  • Memorial Service Sunday, April 14, 2019
  • Inurnment Service Sunday, April 14, 2019
  • Meal of Condolence Sunday, April 14, 2019

Doris Elizabeth Regina BERG

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Judith Bader

April 15, 2019

I just saw Doris’ obituary in the Seattle Times and am so sad. I worked with Doris in Seattle Schools for 28 years. Her spirit was so light and her friendliness filled with caring. She had a unique and special way of reaching out to her larger school community that inspired. We also shared our children stories and I feel like I should have known Deborah and Charlie. I can just hear her say their names. Hard to say goodbye. Rest In Peace dear Doris. And my condolences to all her loved ones🙏🏼❤️🕯Judith Bader

Patriciz Newton

April 14, 2019

My heart was saddened to hear of the passing of my friend. We worked together in the Seattle Public Schools over a span of 25 years. Aside from our educational work we shared joys and sorrows in those years. I send my sincere sympathy to her family during this difficult time.

Jody Bellar

April 13, 2019

Doris radiated such warmth and compassion for all. It was always a pleasure to be in her company. Please know that she will be remembered with love.

Frances Woitte

April 12, 2019

Doris was one of the sweetest friends I ever knew. So kind and caring. Loved her kids and granddaughters so very much. A dear animal lover. Couldn't do enough for people. She will be missed.

David Levinson

April 12, 2019

My sweet Doris..... you were my date to the Garfield senior prom 1965. May GOD BLESS YOUR SOUL FOREVER