Morris “Pep” Berman, 93, died Aug. 29, 2010.
Born and raised in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Mr. Berman graduated from GAR High School. During World War II, he was a flight surgeon’s assistant in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the European and African theatres. After the war, he returned to Wilkes-Barre and worked in retail sales for the J.S. Raub Shoe Corporation. He lived in Lake Worth, Fla., before moving to Tucson. As a sideline, he worked with his father, Nate Berman, in the house painting and wallpaper hanging business. He participated in sports as an athlete, coach and umpire, and was active in synagogues in Wilkes-Barre, Lake Worth and Tucson.
Survivors include his wife, Naomi Berman; children, Sandra (Jeff) Kam of Baltimore, Md., Joan Berman and Scott (Christi) Berman, M.D., both of Tucson; and two granddaughters.
Graveside services were held in the Congregation Bet Shalom section of East Lawn Cemetery with Rabbi Philip “Billy” Lewkowicz officiating. Arrangements were made by Evergreen Mortuary & Cemetery.