Walter F. Berk, Jr.
August 15, 1932 – December 31, 2018
Walter F. Berk, Jr., age 86, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully, joining his wife, Marie, on Monday, December 31, 2018.
Born in Tamaqua, PA on August 15, 1932, he was a son of the late Walter F. and Ida V. (Hower) Berk, Sr. Walter proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 until 1955 stationed in Munich, Germany. After his service, Walter worked at Atlantic Aviation retiring after 30 dedicated years as an aircraft inspector.
Walter was a longtime member of Our Lady of Fatima R.C Church and Knights of Columbus. He was also a member of Atterbury VFW and the former New Castle Moose Lodge. He loved working on his antique cars and model airplanes. In his spare time, you could find him fishing or cheering on his beloved Philadelphia Eagles. Above all, Walter will be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather who had a great sense of humor and was dedicated to his family.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Marie T. Berk; son, Joseph Berk; and brother, George Berk. Walter is survived by his daughter, Donna M. Berk; son, Michael W. Berk (Lynn); grandchildren, Jordan L. and Ryan M. Berk; and many nieces and nephews.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:30 am until 11:30 am on Monday, January 14, 2019, at Our Lady of Fatima R.C. Church, 801 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11:30 am. Interment will follow in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Walter’s memory to Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250 or www.dav.org.