Mar. 3, 1916 - May 27, 2014
6th son born to parents Edward and Jennie. He was a long time resident of Oakland, CA. Sam was married to the love of his life, Ellen Belzer, for 72 years. Sam was a successful businessman and owner of Bercovich Furniture along with his brothers. Following the tradition that began with their father, Sam sponsored youth baseball leagues for thousands of local children and teens. Many of the children Sam mentored went on to play professionally. He was a dedicated fan of the Raiders and traveled with the team for 40 years. He was a lifelong congregant of Temple Beth Abraham in Oakland. Many were touched by his kindness, generosity and warm heart. Sam is survived by his loving wife Ellen, sons; Ed (Darleen), Clifford (Vicki), and Bruce (Monica), grandchildren; David (Meredith), Annie (Doug), Michael (Jenny), Brandon (Melissa), Peter, Alexis (Jason), Justin, and great-granddaughter Charlotte. Services will take place at 11am at Temple Beth Abraham in Oakland this Thursday the 29th. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Temple Beth Abraham or The Reutlinger Center (Home for Jewish Parents) in Danville.
Published in Contra Costa Times on May 29, 2014.