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Louis Berl was born May 21, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York and died May 13, 2023, one week shy of his 88th birthday. He died of natural causes attended by his children and his wife.
Lou attended Midwood High School and Brooklyn College. He had many successful years manufacturing children's wear in New York. In 1979 he and his family moved to San Diego and he changed careers to become a financial broker. He retired in 2000 from PaineWebber after 25 years in a job he loved. In retirement he enjoyed travel, woodworking, and cooking, which he did daily, always trying something new, usually Italian pasta of some sort.
Lou and his wife Benay had three children while living in Massapequa on Long Island and enjoyed time at their beach house in West Hampton where there were many happy hours sailing in his sailboat and eating clams and mussels picked fresh from the bay.
In 1984 Lou met and later married Diane Beattie Schade and gained a step daughter. After his retirement he and Diane traveled and entertained with Lou as the chef most often.
Lou leaves his children Steve Berl (Anita Bloch), Neil Berl (Andrea), Debra Berl (Steve Arce)
and Megan Schade (Michael Ferch) and his beloved grandchildren Arieh, Joshua, Allison, Justin, Nathan, Zoe, Eliot and Tessa.
Lou was a kind and generous man who enjoyed a bad joke and a good Chinese meal any time, any day. He will be greatly missed.