BERKMAN--Yvette, mother of Cathy and Marji, widow of Melvin, sister of Rita Wolfson and the late Ezra Gratz, died peacefully at her home in Manhattan on July 8. Born on April 24, 1924, Yvette taught third grade in the Lakeland School District in Westchester County. Following her retirement, she served in the Peace Corps in the Philippines and in Costa Rica. She volunteered at the Holy Apostle Soup Kitchen for more than 15 years until shortly before her death. A graveside service will held on Tuesday, July 10 at 11am at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery.
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Published in The New York Times on July 10, 2012