Keith  Berlin
Keith Berlin, 86, a longtime resident of Lackawannock Township, passed away peacefully Thursday evening, Sept. 19, 2019, in the Wexford Healthcare Center.
Mr. Berlin was born Jan. 1, 1933, in Sciotoville, Ohio, and raised by his mother, Pauline (Bell) Eastwood and her husband, William Eastwood. He was a 1951 graduate of Portsmouth High School (Ohio), and, in 1955, earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.
Just weeks following graduation on June 19, 1955, he married his beloved wife of nearly 64 years, the former Joan "Elaine" Lee, who passed away March 10 of this year. Keith was then drafted into the U.S. Navy and stationed in Bremerton, Wash., where he served on the U.S.S. Missouri.
Keith was of the Methodist faith.
He was employed by the J.C. Penney Co. for 18 years, where he worked as a manager in various locations. For the next 20 years, Keith worked for the Stambaugh-Thompson Co. in Youngstown, Ohio, retiring as the operations manager.
During retirement, he worked as a salesman for the former Wagner Motors in New Wilmington, and also instructed Silver Sneaker exercise classes at the Hermitage YMCA.
Keith was a member of the Mercer County Republican Party and the New Wilmington Merchants Association.
He had a passion for gardening, bird watching, and fishing, particularly while on the Ohio River with his sons. Most importantly, he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Keith is survived by a daughter, Kate (Steve) Marshall, Garland, Texas; three sons, William (Dr. Tomiko Tsuchida) Berlin, PhD., Rockville, Md.; Robert (Mari Teter) Berlin, St. Louis, Mo.; and Keith (Kate Rood) Berlin, Jr., Portland, Ore.; six grandchildren, James (Katie) Berlin, William (Alyssa Loney) Berlin, Nicole (Clint) Berlin Eastburn, Zack Berlin, Megan Marshall and Warren Berlin; and three great-grandchildren, Parker Berlin, Jace Eastburn and Carter Berlin.
He was preceded in death by his wife and parents.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of The Lakes at Jefferson for their exceptional care and kindness.
Memorial contributions may be directed toward the Salvation Army, 600 Fisher Hill, Sharon, 16146.

Keith, 86, of Lackawannock Township.
Calling hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Monday (9-23-19) in J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon.
Memorial service: 11 a.m. Tuesday (9-24-19) in New Wilmington United Methodist Church, 125 S. Mercer St., New Wilmington, 16142, with Pastor Becky Rosengarth officiating.
Interment: Fair Oaks Cemetery, New Wilmington.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at
Published on September 20, 2019


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william spangler
Sep 21, 2019
To the Family,
I remember all the good times that we spent hiking and just enjoying nature. Your father was a special man. He is now at peace with your mom. My thoughts and prayers go out to you.
Sep 21, 2019
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Mari Teter
Sep 21, 2019
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