Ronald Ethan Berk
Ronald Ethan Berk
  • March 24, 1937 - January 4, 2018
  • Norwich, Connecticut

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Norwich-Ronald Ethan Berk, age 80, of Norwich, passed away on January 4, 2018 at William W. Backus Hospital. He was born on March 24, 1937 in New Haven to the late Jack and Ann (Levett) Berk. He married Linda (Martin) Berk on June 19, 1967 at Beth Jacob Synagogue.
Ronald attended Bryant College and was a veteran of the Army National Guard. He retired from owning and operating The Young Folks Shop a successful children's clothing store which was a local, family owned business. Ronnie eventually went on to work for Joshua Limousine for 23 years. Ronald was active coaching in the PAL with Joe Amodeo for over 20 years. In addition to being an active member in the Beth Jacob Synagogue community, he was also an avid Yankee and Giants fan. He enjoyed his dogs, walking, going to the beach and most of all spending time with his 3 grandkids.
Besides his loving wife Linda, he is survived by a son Michael Joseph Berk and his companion Jennifer Steffy, a daughter Amy Cournoyer and her husband Andrew of Simsbury, and three grandchildren Holden Berk, Lilian Cournoyer and Ethan Cournoyer. He also leaves behind a sister Lois Sacks Lefsky of White Plains, New York, nieces Jennifer Sacks and Allison Klazkin, a lifelong friend Malcolm "Maish" Davis and a cousin Barbara Garry of Norwich.
A Funeral Service will be held at Beth Jacob Synagogue on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. with burial to follow at IOBA Cemetery on Lois Street in Norwich. Donations may be made in Ronald's honor to Beth Jacob Synagogue, 400 New London Turnpike, Norwich, CT 06360. Please visit to leave an online condolence for the Berk family.