Obituary for Sima Berezkina
Sima Berezkina was born in Rogachev, Belarus in 1929 and was married to her loving husband Boris (deceased 1999) for over 40 years. She is predeceased by her brothers, Yakov and Samuel who perished in battle during WWII.
Sima immigrated to United States in 1989 with her family and settled in Pittsfield where she was an active member of the community. She spent most of her professional life as an operator of a food distribution center in Belarus.
After settling in America, Sima dedicated her life to helping others. She was a babysitter, a teacher, a leader and a friend to everyone who knew her. Sima loved life and lived to create joy for others. Most of the time she was cooking and hosting gatherings at her home. Sima was devoted to her family, friends and community.
Sima is survived by her best friend and brother, Alexey Berezkin. Sima was a loving mother to her children, Alla Zernitskaya and Yakov Zernitsky, proud grandmother to Nadia Zernitskaya, Igor Zernitsky, Maksim Zernitsky, Yevgeny Kutik, and a devoted great-grandmother to Daniel, Gabriel, Maya, Sasha, and Ori.
Funeral Notice: Services will take place Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield, MA with Rabbi David Weiner, Spiritual Leader officiating. Burial will follow at Knesset Israel Cemetery. Following the burial a meal of consolation will take place at Congregation Knesset Israel. Shiva will be observed on Sunday, September 16, from 5-8 P.M. at 364 South St., Apt. #1 in Pittsfield. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Pittsfield High School Chamber Orchestra in care of the FLYNN & DAGNOLI-BENCIVENGA FUNERAL HOME, 5 Elm St., Pittsfield, MA 01201. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.