Barry Berkowitz
1943 - 2021

Barry Berkowitz

1943 - 2021

On Monday, June 14, 2021, Barry Berkowitz of St. Helena, CA, beloved husband of Johanna (Jo) Myers Berkowitz, passed away peacefully after a battle with a rare cancer. He is survived by his brother, Art Berkowitz of Orange County, LA. Barry was born in Washington, DC and worked at the Government Printing Office on Capitol Hill. Barry married Jo on October 8, 1979, and the next day they moved to San Francisco, CA. In the mid-1980's Barry retired from the government and began his real estate career. He worked at First Marin Realty in Mill Valley/North Bay Market while living in Sausalito, CA. In 1991, Barry and Jo moved to Yountville. At that time, he began working for Arroyo Real Estate in St. Helena. And, in 2005, he went to work for St. Helena Real Estate. Barry specialized in the sale of high-end homes, estates, vineyards, wineries, and land sites. He has represented both buyers and sellers in all product types, with additional expertise in new construction and development sales. Barry's extensive network had made him one of the top producers in total dollar sales over the past 20 years in the Napa Valley. He was once named "Realtor to the Stars" in an article in the Wall Street Journal. He prided himself on finding the right home for his clients and making them happy. A private Memorial service will be held for Barry at the Grace Episcopal Church in St. Helena. A celebration of his life will be later by invitation only. Barry had a love for animals. Memorial donations in Barry's name can be made to We Care in St. Helena or Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch in Napa.

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Published by St. Helena Star on Jun. 24, 2021.
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Very sad to hear about Barry ...can still see him in the St Helena office..front desk...he was a man's man..but I really enjoyed annoying him!...he laughed !...hugs to Jo
Martina Brennan
July 9, 2021
I was in real estate brokerage in Napa for 30 years and had many interactions with Barry. But more important, he had a love for Baja Mexico as did I. We rented/stayed at his condominium at La Jolla a number of times. He used our 1971 vw camper which we stored at the lot at his place. Barry was a colorful person, candid with his thoughts and ideas, honest and honorable in all of his dealings. I am glad we shared that love of Mexico and I value all of our interactions. Best to his family, Charlie Bogue
Charles Bogue
June 29, 2021
Barry you will be missed! Thank you for the many yours of friendship!
Lani Burguin
June 24, 2021
Jo, I am so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Barry was such a nice friend. Wish there were more lunches in which I could see him.
June 22, 2021
Jo, I am so so sorry. I will keep you in my prayers. God be with you as you go through adjusting to life without him God Bless Gloria
Goria Lewis
June 20, 2021
With special love and sympathy, Carolyn Xander
June 19, 2021
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