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Lenka Berlin

March 1, 1928 — January 10, 2024

Lenka Berlin

Lenka Berlin (née Berkovic) on January 10, 2024 at the age of 95. Lenka was born in Carpathian Ruthenia. As a young Jewish teenager, she survived imprisonment in the Nazi concentration camps of Auschwitz and Buchenwald. After liberation by the US army, she immigrated to America, where her remaining family had settled in Philadelphia. Lenka rebuilt her life, enjoyed 66 years of marriage to the love of her life, the late Leon Berlin, and raised a loving family.

She graduated from Olney High School and later earned an Associate Degree in Library Sciences from the Community College of Philadelphia. She worked for over 20 years as a librarian for a major accounting firm. In later years she assisted in the handling of groundwater safety for the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

Lenka was an enormously talented cook, and her children and grandchildren will never forget her kreplach, stuffed cabbage, kasha with brisket, chicken soup, and so many other delicacies which can never be replicated. She enjoyed the company of friends and family, with their many holiday celebrations and simchas. She especially cherished her beloved children, Gail Berlin, Nessa and Kevin Limbers and her grandchildren Benjamin, Jonathan and Shira Math. They were her entire world.

In addition to her children and grandchildren she is survived by her sister, Ilona Baum and her beloved nieces, nephews and their children. She is predeceased by her parents, Abraham and Esther Berkovic, her sisters, Margaret (Irving) Glazer and Olga (Irvin) Blank and by her best friends, her two little brothers, Erno and Tibor (Tibi) Berkovic who were killed as young boys during the Holocaust. She carried them in her heart throughout her life.

Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, January 14, at 2:00 PM precisely at Goldstein’s Rosenberg's Raphael Sacks Suburban North, 310 Second Street Pike, Southampton, PA 18966. Interment will follow at Shalom Memorial Park. Shiva will be observed at the residence of Nessa and Kevin Limbers on Monday only, beginning at 1:00 PM. Contributions in Lenka’s memory may be made to The Friends of the Israel Defense Forces, www.support.FIDF.org.

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