David E. Berkebile: Feb. 23
David E. Berkebile, 80, Berlin, died unexpectedly on Feb. 23, after heart surgery in Birmingham, Ala. He is survived by wife of 26 years, Cathy Berkebile; three daughters: Linda Thomas, Anniston, Ala.; Cathy Bazzle, Crescent City, Fla.; and Donna Daugherty, Valdosta, Ga.; and two sons: Vann Kirkland and Greg Kirkland. He was preceded in death by his son, Thomas Berkebile. He is survived by sisters: Dorothy Yoder and Diane Deist, both of Berlin; and brothers: Leroy Berkebile, Huntley, Ill.; and John Berkebile, Petersburg, Tenn. He was a member of the Shanksville United Methodist Church. He was a lifetime member of the Somerset American Legion and VFW Post 554; and the Mason’s Grand Lodge, Crescent City, Fla. He was a member of the Mountain Field and Stream Club of Berlin and New Baltimore Sportsman Club. A memorial service will be held in late May in Somerset County.