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Berril Shief . Esq

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Berril Shief . Esq Obituary
Berril Shief, Esq., of Back Bay, formerly of Newton and Brookline, passed away in his home after a valiant and courageous battle with Glioblastoma Multiforme brain cancer, on December 5, 2014. Beloved husband of Susan (Zelin) Shief with whom he shared 41 years of marriage. Devoted father of Jordana Shief Needle and her husband Jarrod, and Rena. Adoring grandfather of Mia and Alessandro. Loving brother of Freyda Horwitz. Dear son-in-law of Frances Zelin and son of the late Leo and Dorothy (Cohen) Shief. Berril will be remembered by so many loving and dear friends as a person who was good and loyal, generous and kind, and always willing to help others. He was a graduate of Boston Latin School, Brandeis University, and the Boston College School of Law. Berril was the longtime owner of the Beacon Supermarket in Brookline, an attorney, and president and owner of Shief Realty. He was a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Brookline Chamber of Commerce, and was a past-president of the Longwood Neighborhood Association. Services at Temple Israel, 477 Longwood Ave., Boston, (parking on the Riverway), on Monday, December 8, 2014 at 10:30 am. Following interment at Baker St., West Roxbury, memorial observance will be held at his residence Monday until 7 pm and Tuesday 2-7 pm. Arrangements under the direction of the Brezniak-Rodman Chapel of West Newton - brezniakrodman.com

Published in The Brookline Tab from Dec. 8 to Dec. 15, 2014
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