Joseph Lee "Joe" Berkovitz
1956 - 2021
BORN
1956
DIED
2021
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Green Bay, WI
Joseph "Joe" Lee Berkovitz

Green Bay, formerly of Kewaunee - Joseph Lee (Joe) Berkovitz, 64, of Green Bay formerly of Kewaunee, died of natural causes on Saturday June 26, 2021 at his home. He was born on September 14, 1956, in Algoma to the late Frank J. and Edith (Bruemmer) Berkovitz.

He was a 1970 graduate of Holy Rosary Catholic School, a 1974 graduate of Kewaunee High School and a 1978 graduate of UW-Oshkosh with a BBA degree in finance. He began his career working in banking and continued in that field until he switched to becoming a right-of-way manager for Data-Tel Communications, Michels Energy and recently retiring from Mid-State Consulting.

He married Suzanne Buchmann at Nativity Church in Ashwaubenon in August 1991. Joe was a very avid sportsman. He played collegiate baseball at UW-Oshkosh and amateur baseball with the Kewaunee Chiefs for over 15 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and having campfires with his family and friends. Joe especially enjoyed following the Brewers, Packers, Badgers and Kewaunee sports, attending home Packer games for over 55 years. He was most proud of his two sons and enjoyed following their athletic endeavors.

Survivors include his two sons, Austin (fiancé Heather Brown) of Green Bay, Matthew of USMA West Point, NY and the mother of his sons, Suzanne Berkovitz of Green Bay: Two brothers, Paul (Mary) and John "Hacker" Berkovitz of Kewaunee. Nieces Jessica (Don)Finlayson, Goddaughter, Sara(Franky) Lemke, Danielle and Holly Berkovitz, Alison (Chris)Theabo, Goddaughter. Nephews Ben Berkovitz and Chuck Buchmann. Also 5 great nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Frank and nephew Kyle Berkovitz.

Friends may call after 9:00 A.M. Wednesday July 7 at Holy Rosary Church, Kewaunee until the time of services. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M. by Msgr. James Dillenberg which will be live streamed at www.holyrosarykewaunee.com. Go to "Parish" and click on "Watch this weeks Mass". Burial will be in the Riverview Cemetery in Kewaunee.

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Published by Kewaunee County Star-News from Jul. 3 to Jul. 10, 2021.
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Joe was a close friend and colleague. My most sincere condolences to the family and friends. God be with you in this difficult time.
Matt Meidam
Work
July 7, 2021
I am sorry about Joe's passing. It was always enjoying watching hockey games with him whether it was his sons' game or otherwise. He will be greatly missed.
Roy W Zakowski
Friend
July 7, 2021
We were very distressed to hear of Joe's sudden passing. We were thankful we were able to spend some time with him just a few weeks ago. Our condolences to his boys and the rest of his family.
Kim & Kurt Buchmann
Family
July 7, 2021
Susan & boys, so sorry to hear of Joe passing. Sending my love.
Mary Perret
Friend
July 7, 2021
I'm so sorry to hear about Joe's passing. I've known him for many years now through Mid-State Consultants. Joe and I enjoyed talking sports together, especially hockey and the Brewers. I always looked forward to hearing about his son Matt's games. Joe, you will be greatly missed my friend.
Sean Fox
Work
July 6, 2021
We are so so sorry for your loss and are praying for Gods comforting arms to wrap you all with His love and hope in knowing you will one day be reunited. We pray you find peace and comfort as you reminisce of all the beautiful memories you´ve shared together as a couple and raising your beautiful sons.
Julie and Bob brocker
July 6, 2021
My condolences to the family, especially to his sons. I worked with Joe at DataTel, MiTech and then currently at RW Communications. I will miss him and was of course shocked to hear the news. He looked forward to retiring and working part time as I have been doing for a few years now. He was one of the best in right of way work and a good friend and coworker. God bless you, Dave
David Wellerritter
Work
July 5, 2021
I'm so sorry to hear this. I had good times with Joe when working out of town. We were always glad he was part of the team because he made it fun! He left me with so many heartfelt stories from Kewaunee County in his youth. He was good people and treated you accordingly. Dang good Joe and my mentor who I will miss the rest of my life. Rest In Piece Joe.
Rie Fawbush
July 4, 2021
I am surprised to hear of the passing of Joe. Like his father and his brother (both Frank) he died much too early in life. My condolences and prayers to his family.
Patrick McKinney
Family
July 4, 2021
My deepest sympathy to family and friends Class of 1974
Kathy Waegli
School
July 4, 2021
Joe was one of my favorite coworkers and people. I worked with him at Pioneer Credit Union. I loved spending time with him. He was always so genuine and such a nice guy. I was so happy that my son, JT, coached with Austin, so I saw Joe a few times over the past few years. I will always smile when thinking of Joe! Sending warm wishes and prayers to the family.
Wendy Hill Wohr
Work
July 3, 2021
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