Joan  Berlin


Joan "Elaine" Berlin, Mercer, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Sunday evening, March 10, 2019, in St. Elizabeth Hospital, Youngstown. She was 84.
Mrs. Berlin was born Nov. 21, 1934, in Hamilton, Ohio, a daughter of James K. and Vesta S. (Townsend) Lee.
She was a 1951 alumnus of Portsmouth (Ohio) High School, and later earned her bachelor's degree from Ohio University, Athens, Ohio.
Upon graduation, she married her beloved husband of nearly 64 years, Keith B. Berlin Sr., on June 19, 1955. He survives at home.
Primarily a homemaker, Elaine worked as a teacher early in her life and actively volunteered as a Girl Scout leader and Cub Scout den mother for many years. With a passion for glassware, she later opened the Berlin Glass House, an antique store she owned and operated with her husband in New Wilmington. Elaine also offered private art lessons and served as the president of the New Wilmington Merchants Association.
Elaine was of the Methodist faith.
She enjoyed traveling around the United States, and loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, Elaine is survived by a daughter, Kate (Steve) Marshall, Garland, Texas; three sons, William (Dr. Tomiko Tsuchida) Berlin, Ph.D., Rockville, Md.; Robert (Mari Teter) Berlin, St. Louis, Mo., and Keith (Kate Rood) Berlin Jr., Portland, Ore.; a sister, Joyce Fisher, Greenville; a brother, John (Deborah) Lee, Naples, Fla.; six grandchildren, James (Katie) Berlin, William (Alyssa Loney) Berlin, Nicole (Clint) Berlin Eastburn, Zack Berlin, Megan Marshall and Warren Berlin; three great-grandchildren, Parker Berlin, Jace Eastburn and Carter Berlin; and a dear niece, Jill Reynolds, Niles, Ohio.
Elaine was preceded in death by her parents.
Memorial donations may be directed to the Salvation Army, 600 Fisher Hill, Sharon, PA 16146.

Mrs. Keith B. Sr. (Joan "Elaine"), 84, Mercer.
Calling hours: None.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at
Service: 11 a.m. Thursday (3-14-19) in New Wilmington United Methodist Church, 125 S. Mercer St., New Wilmington, with Pastor Becky Rosengarth, officiating.
Interment: Fair Oaks Cemetery, New Wilmington.
Arrangements by J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon.
Published on March 12, 2019
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