Russell L. Berkheiser, 82, of Tremont, passed away Monday, July 5, 2021 at his home with his wife and daughter by his side.
Born and raised on a farm in Summit Station, April 7, 1939, a son of the late William and Lilly Berkheiser.
Russ was a graduate of the former Cressona High School, where he was a member and president of the Future Farmers of America. He was last employed as a crane operator at the former Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Lebanon.
He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Tremont and a former member of the St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Summit Station, where he was a communion assistant and member of the choir.
Russ will be remembered for his beautiful singing voice, having sung at many weddings. He was a singer in the former Blue Ridge Mountain Boys Band. He also enjoyed playing the guitar.
Surviving are his devoted wife of 60 years, Sandra L. Schell Berkheiser; a daughter, Russann Newton, Tremont; a grandson, Scott McHenry and his wife Sarah, Lehighton; two great grandsons, Scotty and Ben McHenry; two sisters, Jean Griffiths, Hummelstown and Carol Boyer and her husband Donny, Auburn; a brother, Harold Berkheiser and his wife Joan, Summit Station; a sister-in-law, Sonia Souder, Friedensburg. Nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family from the Chapel of the Dimon Funeral Home, Inc., Tower City, with Pastor Claude Schach officiating. Burial will be in the St. John's Cemetery, Tremont. In lieu of flowers, donations in Russ's name can be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, 6 W. Main Street, Tremont, PA 17981 or St. Peter's United Church of Christ, 59 Spring Street, Tremont, PA 17981.
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