Marvin R. Berk

William Snyder Funeral Home

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | March 20, 2021

Marvin R. Berk, 90, of White Oak, died Monday March 15, 2021, at home surrounded by his family. He was born October 11, 1930 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Samuel W. and Lottie Berk. Marvin retired as the third generation owner and operator of Berk’s Menswear, North Huntingdon, a business started by his grandfather in downtown Irwin in 1917 and currently owned and operated by the fourth generation of the Berk family.

He was a longtime member and past president of the Norwin Rotary Club and actively involved in other civic organizations such as the Norwin Area Chamber of Commerce and the Township Association of Businesses. Marvin was instrumental in organizing the Foothills Football Classic, displaying the area’s top high school football talent as a way to give an opportunity for scholarship exposure and promotion of the Norwin area.

He was a graduate of Irwin High School where he was class Valedictorian, received a master’s degree from Penn State University, and served in the Navy during the Korean Conflict.

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Originally published March 20, 2021.

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