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David Richard Berlatsky


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David Richard Berlatsky Obituary
July 21, 1933 - July 12, 2018 David was born in Chicago, Illinois. After dropping out of high school he took the GED and joined the United States Air Force, where he became an Instrument Flight Instructor during the Korean War, serving in both Korea and Japan. After briefly studying pre-med at SMU, he had a short, but successful career as a Political Fund Raiser. David found his true calling becoming a Motion Picture and Television Film Editor. He spent the next forty years editing numerous motion pictures and prime-time television dramas. In 1974 David directed his first and only motion picture, "The Farmer.' In 1963 he joined the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, as a reserve deputy and was involved in the production of many of the department's training films. Although a voracious reader of history, his passion was flying and after acquiring his private pilot's license, he spent countless hours at the controls of his own plane. David had a great laugh and sense of humor. He is survived by his son, Derek Berlatsky, daughter, Andrea Berlatsky, grandson, Nicholas Berlatsky, great-grandchildren, Olivia Leigh and Jackson, sister, Linda Boykin, and brother, Kenneth Berlatsky. There will be no service. We ask those who knew and loved David to find their own way to honor his memory. Hi will be missed dearly.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Aug. 4 to Aug. 10, 2018
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