2/27/2018 – Robert H. Berkman, LaFargeville

All services for Robert H. Berkman of 37853 NY State Route 180 LaFargeville will be in the spring. Mr. Berkman died at the Samaritan Medical Center on February 26, 2018. He was 76.

Bob was born in Watertown, New York on June 17, 1941 the son of Harold and Margaret O’Rieley Berkman. He graduated from LaFargeville High School in 1959.

On October 26, 1962, he married Barbara Ann Wagner in Watertown.

Mr. Berkman worked as a truck driver for Gilco Trucking until his passing.

Surviving is his wife of 55 years Barbara; his two sons and daughter in law Bradley Berkman, Andrew and Louann Berkman, and his daughter and son in law Mrs. Cortland (Tammy) Reff, all of LaFargeville; his six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Mr. Berkman is pre deceased by a son Robert Berkman and a granddaughter Kylea Rae Berkman.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in his name to Hospice of Jefferson County.

Arrangements are with T.R. Jetty Funeral Home, Inc. in Clayton.

Condolences can be made at trjetty.com


  1. Kathy Rosbrook Posted

    So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. When ever I would run into him we would always have a few really great laughs. What a great guy. He will be missed.

  2. John & Gretchen Wade Posted

    Bob will certainly be missed. I was glad to have known him and the entire Berkman family. They were some of the first people we met when we moved to LaFargeville. Rest my friend,I’m sure there is a party going where you are.

  3. Jim Fisher Posted

    Very sorry to read of Bob’s passing. He was a great old high school classmate and years ago we had a lot of fun together. Barb and family I send along my sincere sympathy. RIP old buddy!

  4. Kevin & Jennifer LaClair Posted

    So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. I will fondly remember him being at “Happy Hour”. Our condolences to Tammy and Dave and family.

  5. My deepest sympathy to Barb, Brad, Andy and the rest of Bob’s family. So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He was a good man and a lot of fun to be around. Even tho i hadn’t seen him in a long time, he will be missed.

  6. Gerald and Dee Wills Posted

    Sorry to hear about Bob, our thoughts and prayers are with you Barb, and your family.

  7. Sandra Drake Posted

    So sorry for your loss. Bob was a great person and will surely be missed. RIP Bob

  8. Glorian reinman Posted

    Please know Jim send our thoughts to all in the family. Glorian reinman

  9. Patti goodfriend Posted

    I’m so sorry to hear about Bob. May he Rest In Peace.

  10. Kevin Jon micha matt resch Posted

    Sorry to hear about Rosebud we all thought the world of him and all you guy’s. Chico and boy’s

  11. jim tucker Posted

    Barb. I was sorry to here about loss, Bob fun guy to be around are prayers to you and your family.

  12. Pastor Don & Sheila Briant Posted

    Dear Tammy & David, So sorry to hear of your loss. We will be praying for strength for you & your family. God Bless, Don & Sheila Briant

  13. Lisa Davoy Posted

    Barb &family, so sorry hearing of Bobs Passing. Keep your thoughts and memories close. Gone but never forgotten..

  14. John and Donna Timmerman Posted

    Thinking of you all!!! So very sorry for your loss. Bob was such a great person. Prayers sent your way.

  15. james doolittle Posted

    thinking of all you at this sad time but remember the fun times JIM & BEV Canada ha! ha!

  16. Louie Montante Posted

    My deepest sympathy. Always enjoyed talking with Bob.

  17. Teresa and GaryHogan Posted

    Gary and I are very sorry to hear of your loss. Always enjoyed the snowbird reunion during Spring Break in Myrtle Beach.

  18. Jayme Spearnock Posted

    Barb and Family,
    So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you at this difficult time.
    Sincerely, Bruce and Jayme

  19. Ted Ford Posted

    We went through school in the same grade. We sharred fire department duty and ambulance runs. Bob was a friend and a good guy. My sympathy goes out to all the Berkmans.

  20. Charlene Dwyer Lyndaker Posted

    Andy I’m so sorry to hear of your Dads passing my thoughts and prayers are with you all I know Bobby has waited for so long to be reunited with his Dad thinking of you all

  21. Gerard Kipp Posted

    So sad to hear of Bob’s passing, My condolences to the family, really enjoyed being around him and his family. He Will be missed. He was a super guy.

  22. Brenda phillips Posted

    My condolences to Barb, Brad, Andy and Tammie in your loss.

  23. Wendell Walldroff Posted

    Barb and Family, I am sadden of Bob’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family . I will miss his visits ,for lawn mower discussions and his “easy going” conversations over drinks. Bob is a great example of a “genuine “person “as well as his sense of humor and kindness should be celebrated . Let those thoughts carry you through, these sad days ahead . God Bless Bob ,you and all of the family

  24. Larry Orvis Posted

    My Mother and Bob’s were Cousins – haven’t seen Bob in nigh on to 60 years – my prayers and thoughts to Barb and family.

  25. Mark and Yvonne Getman Posted

    Deepest sympathies to the entire Berkman family

  26. Terri Switzer-Jones Posted

    So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. My condolences to the Barb and family.

  27. Leslie Brown Varner Posted

    Barb, Brad,Andy and Tammy, Please accept my deepest sympathies in your time of sorrow. My heart goes out to all of you.
    He was always very kind.

  28. Scott and Karen Schell Posted

    Barb and family, Sending prayers to all during a difficult time, Bob can rest comfortably now. Sorry for your loss.

  29. Phyllis Bachman Sickmond Posted

    Barbara and family,
    Leslie told me of Bob’s passing. I want to express my sympathies to you, Barbara, as your life will be forever changed by his passing, and for his children in whose lives he played a big part.
    May it ease your grief to know how much Bob was liked by members of the community. I remember a long time neighbor who was a pleasure to know.

  30. Jeff & Ellie Minnick Posted

    Barb & Family,
    Sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  31. Ron Alton Posted

    Barb, so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. prayers to you and your family

  32. Julie Wills Posted

    So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Condolences to the entire Berkman family.

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