Robert M. Berish Sr. | Herald-Commonplace obituaries
Robert M. Berish Sr. handed away on Sunday March 21, 2021 at Mt. Macrina Manor, together with her household by her facet. He was born on February 2, 1928 in Masontown, son of Martin J. and Mary Ellen Blaho Berish.
He was predeceased by his spouse of 73 years, Betty Connor Berish; his son, William J. Berish Sr .; and his solely brother, James S. Berish Sr.
Bob was a religious Catholic and a member of the St. Francis of Assisi (All Saints) parish and has served in lots of capacities through the years.
He served in the USA Navy throughout World Struggle II, then graduated from George Washington College.
He started his profession within the insurance coverage and actual property business together with his father and subsequently established Berish Company Inc., of which he was president. Bob was pleased with the household enterprise and the truth that his 4 sons had been energetic within the enterprise. Bob was a well-respected actual property appraiser having labored for the VA, quite a few banks, legal professionals and authorities businesses in Fayette and Greene counties. He has taught each actual property and appraisal programs at Penn State, Fayette.
Bob cherished the outside and was an avid hunter and fisherman. At any time when he did an evaluation within the mountains or close to a stream, his fishing rod and boots had been with him. Within the late Sixties, he and several other of his mates went collectively to kind Camp Dum Dum, a searching and fishing camp in McKean County, of which he was the final surviving member of the unique group.
On the time, he was the grasp scout of the native Boy Scout Membership, taking younger males tenting at Camp Conestoga and elsewhere. Bob was a member of many organizations, together with the Fay-Penn Financial Growth Council, Rotary (Paul Harris Fellow), Knights of Columbus and American Legion, skilled insurance coverage brokers and the Nationwide Affiliation of Realtors, to not point out identify a number of. He has served on the boards of administrators of the Connellsville Airport Authority in addition to the County Zoning and Listening to Board. Bob was one of many first within the area to acquire his Chartered Insurance coverage Advisor (CIC) designation and has made persevering with training an necessary a part of his enterprise.
Bob is survived by his kids, Robert M. Berish Jr., Dave (Vicki), Mary Ellen Bauer (Fred) and Sam (Linda) Berish; and her stepdaughter, Karen Berish. He’s additionally survived by his grandchildren, Jason (Kristen) and their kids, Benjamin and Jonathan, William J. Berish Jr. (Misty) and Liam, Valerie L. Lengthy (Christian) and their kids, Davey and Lucas; Katie Berish (Will) Anna G. Berish, Martin Berish, Samantha and Rish Bauer.
The household want to thank Regina, Ashley and all of the employees at Mt. Macrina for placing Bob relaxed in his ultimate weeks.
Buddies shall be obtained from 2 p.m. to eight p.m. on Wednesday, March 24 and till 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 25 at TERRAVECCHIA-HAKY HOME FOR FUNERALS, INC., 515 N. Primary Road, Masontown. A mass will observe at 10 am in St. Francis of Assisi.
In lieu of flowers, commemorative contributions could be made to St. Francis of Assisi Parish or to a charity of 1’s alternative.
Interment will observe at St. Agnes Cemetery, Masontown.
To go away condolences to the household, go to www.terravecchiahakyfh.com.