BERKWITS--Frances Estelle, MS, CSW, died the morning of June 29, 2014, seven weeks before her 92nd birthday. Her funeral will take place at 9:30am on Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Home, 1076 Madison Avenue at the corner of East 81st Street and she will be interred at the New Montefiore Cemetery, at 11:30am. She will be irreplaceably missed by her children, Roberta Kolar and Dr. Kieve Berkwits and his wife Linda Berkwits and her grandchildren, with whom she had a special closeness, Amos Elberg and Jacob Elberg and his wife Lacey Elberg, David Berkwits and Abby Berkwits. Her love and joy in her great-grandchildren Anna Sophie Elberg and Zoe Esther Elberg were a bookend for a life well-lived. She will be missed as well by her many friends, and the countless people she worked with over a career of more than fifty years. Shiva will begin after the burial until 9:00pm, Wednesday evening, on Thursday from 1:00 to 4:00pm and 6:00pm to 9:00pm, and on Friday from 12:00 to 2:00pm, at 181 East 73rd Street, Apt. 10 D, New York, New York.
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Published in The New York Times on July 1, 2014