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Hymie D. (H.D.) Berman

 

 

Berman, Hymie D. (H.D.) Born 1909 age 97, of Minneapolis died Saturday, April 14, 2007. Preceded in death by father, David Berman; mother, Etta Lurie Berman; wife, Ruth (Schwartz) Berman; and 9 siblings. Survived by children, Judy (Mel) Goldfein, Sheila (Happy) (Louis) Feigelson, Ann Arbor, MI, David (Connie) Berman, Iowa City, IA; grandchildren, Natalie Goldfein, Heidi Goldfein (Dave Newman), Miriam Goldfein, Daniel Feigelson (Sara), Aaron Feigelson (Leslie Landman), Josh Feigelson (Natalie Blitt), and Ben Berman; and 10 great grandchildren. He is the last survivor of 33 Minneapolis Berman first cousins. Hymie and wife Ruth founded The Judy Company, an educational toy manufacturing company, known for puzzles, blocks and the yellow and red wooden Judy clock used in elementary schools nationwide. He was a member of the Minneapolis Public School Board and the Minneapolis Planning Commission. He was chairman of the Minneapolis Citizens Committee for Public Education. A graduate of North High in 1926, he graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1930 with a degree in Psychology. Hymie dabbled in the field of entomology, was an Eagle Scout and was a championship bugler. As an adult he was an avid photographer, prolific gardener, woodworker, computer geek, Hebrew scholar, sukkah builder, and frequent traveler to Israel with Ruth. He is part of us. He had a great run. We are all lucky to have been part of it. Funeral service MONDAY (TODAY) 2 PM at BETH EL SYNAGOGUE, 5224 W. 26th St., St. Louis Park. Donations preferred to the Talmud Torah of Minneapolis or donor's choice. Hodroff-Epstein 612-871-1234 online guestbook at: www.hodroffepstein.com.

 

Published in Star Tribune on April 16, 2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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