With deep sadness, we’d like to inform you that last week, Rachmiel, who camped with Debatable Lands at Pennsic and filled our camp with his songs and joy and companionship, has passed from this world. He will be sorely missed. A missive from his daughter, Lady Elizabeth of the Debatable Lands, is below. May his memory be a blessing.
Unto the populace of BMDL and the known world I express my gratitude for the kindness and acceptance you have shown my father in his lifetime. He was relatively new to the society, having attended Pennsic with our family for the last several years. He referred to it as his “Brigadoon”, it was a truly magical experience for him and a bonding time for our family that we will always treasure.
Details for all arrangements:
Cantor Richard Mark Berlin (z’l) Yerachmiel Mendel ben Nachum v’ Nechama Passed away peacefully and surrounded by family and friends On Wednesday, May 1, 2019 (26 Nissan 5779) Cantor Rick was the beloved husband of Mary Berlin, beloved father of Elizabeth Berlin (Mike Speranzo) and Katherine Berlin (Paul Kelly), beloved brother of Julie (Don) Friedman and brother-in-law of Albert (Naoko) Adams. Cantor Rick was the loving grandfather of Jordan Berlin Speranzo, Brooke Evita Kelly and the late Reeva Alexis Kelly, and surrogate father of Nathan Sullivan and Norman Peterson as well as beloved uncle of Ellen (Avram) Rosen, Joseph (Shoshana) Friedman and Jennie Friedman. Cantor Rick is also survived by many more loving family and friends.
Contributions may be made to the Cantor Richard and Mary Berlin Scholarship Fund, H.L. Miller Cantorial School, 55 S. Miller Road, Suite 201, Fairlawn, Ohio 44333.
Funeral Information: Monday, May 6, 2019 Parkway Jewish Center (Sha’ar Hashamayim), 300 Princeton Drive, Pittsburgh (Monroeville), PA 15235
Family Visitation: 1pm Funeral Service: 2pm
Interment to follow immediately at Parkway Jewish Center Cemetery, Negley Road, Churchill, PA 15145 Shiva
Following interment: Shiva will begin at the home of Ellen and Avram Rosen
Monday, May 6th Mincha-Maariv at 7pm
Tuesday, May 7th Shacharit at 7am Mincha-Maariv at 7pm
For contributions towards the Pittsburgh shiva meals (kosher), please contact Steve Hecht at Congregation Beth El of the South Hills (412 561-1168)
Shiva will continue at the Berlin/Speranzo Residence Wednesday, May 8th Mincha-Maariv at 7pm
For contributions towards the shiva meal, please contact Katie Berlin
AND At the home of Julie and Don Friedman, Nokomis, Florida Wednesday, May 8th Mincha-Maariv at 7pm Thursday, May 9th Mincha-Maariv at 7pm