Anita K. Berkey
March 27, 2015

Funeral Information

March 29 2015 - 12:00 pm
Homewood Cemetery, Dallas & Aylesboro Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

BERKEY, ANITA K.: Age 89 of Pittsburgh, passed away peacefully in her sleep March 27, 2015. She was predeceased by her husband, Sidney Berkey and her sister, Florence Rubin. Anita is survived by her 3 children, Linda Jordan of Pittsburgh, Scott Berkey (Linda Ruckert) of Pittsburgh, and Stefani Berkey (Daniel Tandy) of Maine, along with her grand-children Kyle Jordan, Trevor Tandy, Marisa Tandy, and her sister Janet (Lowell) Lubic of Philadelphia, brother-in-law Frank Rubin of Pittsburgh, along with several nieces and nephews. Anita was born, raised and spent her life in Pittsburgh. She graduated from The University of Pittsburgh with a BS in Education. She then went on years later to get her Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Point Park College. She spent many years as a substitute teacher and homemaker. Her children and grand-children were her passion throughout her adult life. Anita loved to read and was an avid exerciser. Even before exercising was popular, Anita would take her kids for long walks. She also participated in aerobics and yoga classes several times a week for over 50 years. When Anita was in the 70's, she was the oldest person, by many years, in her spin and aerobics classes. As recently as five years ago, she was still working with a personal trainer. She spent as much time as possible outside in the warm summer sun. She passed on her appreciation of the sunshine, outdoors, and especially her love of flowers to her children and grand-children. She was a kind, gentle, generous, person who shared a special life long bond with her sisters.  Her kindness especially will be missed by her family and friends. Graveside Services and Interment will be held on Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 12 Noon at Homewood Cemetery, Star of David Section.  Contributions in Anita's memory may be made to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 1 Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.  Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 1-888-621-8282.


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Linda,Kyle,Tom and Jen I am so deeply sorry for your loss <3

By Linda Ayan - March 29, 2015

Stefani, Daniel and family, I am so sorry to have just learned of your loss. Please know you are in my prayers.

By CarolAnne Dube - March 27, 2015