Martin S. Berlin
Sept. 27, 1940-Apr 15, 2021
Martin S. Berlin, 80, died peacefully in April surrounded by his family. Marty is survived by his wife Lois, daughters Kristina (Nicolas) Rossi, Rebecca (Daniel) Marinoni, and grandchildren, Kaya and Alexander Rossi, and siblings Beth (David) Kernion, and Paul (Mary) Berlin.
Marty was born in Detroit, MI and raised in New Orleans, LA. He graduated from Capital University in Ohio, and was in their ROTC program. Upon graduation he joined the Air Force and learned to fly. He served in the Viet Nam war, where he brought supplies to special forces and the troops. After the Air Force, he began a career as a commercial airline pilot for American Airlines, satisfying his penchant for travel. Based in New York, he worked as a Chief Pilot, and as a Check Airman for the B767/757 airplanes. Marty was also active locally, as an RTM member, and an Old Greenwich-Riverside Community Center president. He was on the Board of Governors at the Innis Arden Golf Club, enjoying tennis and golf. At the First Congregational Church of Greenwich, Marty was a deacon, Stephen Minister, Sunday school teacher, and led an adult education class. An amateur pianist, he attended Julliard classes, continuing his lessons with a member of the Julliard faculty, Assaff Weisman. Mr. Weisman is a founding member of the Israeli Chamber Project, which Marty supported. Marty was also a member of an amateur musicians group in New York, and had the pleasure of playing in a recital at Carnegie Hall with them.
A memorial service will be held for Marty on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 11:00am at The First Congregational Church in Old Greenwich, CT. Masks are required for the service.
Donations can be made to the Israeli Chamber Project, or the Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation.
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Published by Greenwich Time on Jun. 12, 2021.