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Margo Berkman, of Atlanta, GA, died peacefully January 3rd, 2018. She was the daughter of Bernard and Norma (Margolin) Fienberg of Kingsport, TN.

Margo attended Emory University where she majored in French, earning entry into Phi Beta Kappa honor society. She was a member of Alpha Epsilon Phi social sorority.

After marrying Dr. Steven Berkman, they moved to Brooklyn, New York and then settled in Closter, New Jersey, where they lived for the next twenty-six years. They joined the Beth El congregation in Closter, where she was active on the synagogue board, and served as an officer of the synagogue school board. She was active in her son Scott's elementary school, serving as a class mother and teacher's assistant.

Before Scott's birth, Margo worked as a claims adjuster for Reliance Insurance in New York City, specializing in contested automobile insurance claims. She was later promoted to manager of her department, the first female appointed to this responsibility. After relocating to Marietta, Georgia in 2003, Margo became a claims adjuster for Assurant. She retired in 2015.

Margo loved shopping, music (Blues and 1950's rock and roll), travel, food, watching sports, and spending time with family and friends.

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She is survived by her son, Scott Berkman, Sheryl Shectman, and partner Bob Trebits. Margo was interred in her family's cemetery plot in Bennington, Vermont on January 8th, 2018. Arrangements by Dressler's Jewish Funeral Care, Atlanta (770) 451-4999.
Published in Bennington Banner on Jan. 27, 2018
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