Berman George J., age 88, of Duluth, died Sunday, May 5, 2002 at Lakeshore Lutheran Home. George was owner/operator of Independent Dry Cleaners and Launderers. He was a community activist and served on several boards including The Sholom Home in St. Paul, President of Tifereth Israel Synagogue, President of Jewish Federation and Community Council, a member of the Kiwanis Club of Duluth and was a Shriner. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ida and Sam Berman. Survivors include his devoted wife Betty of 67 years; son, Michael (Carol) of Washington, D.C.; daughters, Sheila (Daniel) Teitelbaum of Denver, CO and Nance Alexander and Joseph Alexander of Minneapolis; sisters, Ruth (Nathan) Horwitz of Denver, CO, Janet Davis of Duluth, Harriette (Jack) Bober of Rancho Bernardo, CA; grandchildren, Jeremy and Mona Teitelbaum, Adam and Tracy Teitelbaum, Kirsten and Francis Heckendorf, Nicole and Warren Kruger, Heidi, Carly and Tyler Alexander; great-grandchildren, Rachel and Aaron Teitelbaum, Zachary, Maggie and Sam Heckendorf; and many loving nieces and nephews. George was a most loving and kind sould. His gentle spirit will be long remembered. The family wishes to extend their deepest appreciation to Betty and George's caregivers, Jean Heitkamp, Marian Stenersen, Char Foss and Diane Davidson. The funeral service will be held Tuesday, May 7 at 11 AM at Temple Israel, 1602 E. 2nd St., Duluth. SHIVA will be held Wednesday, May 8 at 7 PM at the Berman residence at 70 E. St. Marie St. Contributions may be made in George's memory to the Betty and George Berman Family Fund at the Sholom Foundation, Mpls., or the George Berman Memorial Fund at Temple Israel, Duluth. Arr. by Bell Brothers Funeral Directors, Jarvi-Dowd Chapel.

Published on May 7, 2002

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