Kenneth N. Berman, 73, of Centerwood Drive, Concord, passed away peacefully with his family and friends by his side at the Hospice House in Concord, Wednesday, February 15, 2012.
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Born in Brockton, Mass. march 28, 1938 to the late Joe and Razil (Goodin) Berman.
Ken graduated from Brockton High School, then went to NEC in Henniker. He was the owner/operator of Pasquales Diner and Newsshop in New Haven, Conn., The Famous Tap Room in Concord and The Silver Bullett Nite Club/Chinese Restaurant in Franklin. He loved sports and sponsored many teams including three dart teams who won their A Division Championship and ranked top of 73 leagues across New Hampshire.
He was Chief Umpire and president of Concord Little League, and the first businessman to sponsor Girls Little League Softball. He was involved with the homeless and supported Concord Amateur Sports.
After retirement, he worked for Grappone Honda and became the biggest salesman in New Hampshire. He was in a Publication for Automotive Professionals, Superstar Magazine, in 1989. For the last eight years he worked at Sam's Club. He was promoted to the Marketing Team and made record account sales and won awards, such as "Credit Champion of the Year."
He was a great storyteller and always had several jokes to tell. He was famous for his magic tricks, doing several shows in his past. He was a very generous and outgoing man, sending cards and showering his friends with gifts. He loved sports and the casino. He loved his dog, Sadie.
He leaves his wife Judi; a daughter Lynne Michaud and her husband Art; his granddaughter Rachelle; and grandson Kyle of Boscawen; sons Todd of Concord and Ronald of New York City; and his sister Lois of Brockton, Mass.
At his request, there will be no services.
Burial will be in the spring in Maine.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Ken's memory to the CRVNA Hospice House, 30 Pillsbury St., Concord, NH 03301.
Published in The Concord Monitor from Feb. 16 to Feb. 17, 2012