Kenneth Lovell Berbrick, age 91, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on March 6th, 2013. Born in Oak Park, Illinois. Ken was the son of William O. and Zella Berbrick. Ken lived in Oak Park until his family moved east in 1938 and settled in Hingham, Ma where he met his wife of seventy years, Nancy Doble.
Ken was a 1938 graduate of Mount Hermon Academy in Northfield, Ma. He enlisted in the Army in 1942 and after attending Officer’s Training School was stationed at Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA where he served as a Captain in the Transportation Corp. Following the war he received his diploma from Bentley School of Finance. He and Nancy then moved to the New York metropolitan area where for thirty years he was a manufacturer’s representative in the food brokerage industry. Following his retirement from the food brokerage industry Ken worked for four years with his brother-in-law Robert W. Ker Jr. at the Guilford Company in Norwalk, CT.
A resident of Armonk, N.Y. from 1955 – 1990, Ken was a founding member of the Unitarian Fellowship of Northern Westchester in Mount Kisco, N.Y. and served on the building committee. He was also an active member of the Armonk Lion’s Club, a member of the Board of the Friends of the North Castle Library and enjoyed serving as an assistant Boy Scout leader for a number of years.
The Berbricks moved to Brewster, MA in the fall of 1990. While in Brewster Ken was a member of the Brewster Men’s club and served as its president for a year. He was also a member of the Historical Society and served on the Council on Aging Board for eleven years.
Ken was well known for his great sense of humor which he retained all his life. His greatest pleasure was spending time with his extended family at their home in Brewster.
He is survived by his wife Nancy Doble Berbrick, his son Jeffery Niles Berbrick, his daughter Marcy Lovell Berbrick and son-in-law Carey S. Roebuck and grandson Alex Kenneth Roebuck. He was predeceased by his older brother William Earl Berbrick.
A memorial service will be held at First Parish Brewster on Saturday March 16th at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Brewster Fire and Rescue, 1657 Main Street, Brewster, MA 02631 or a charitable organization of one’s choice.