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Sam H. Berkowitz, 84, passed away December 27, 2013. He was a native Atlantan, proud Georgia Tech graduate, U.S. Army veteran, and retired from Lockheed Martin Corporation as a Sr. Design Engineer. He was preceded in death by parents, Zaidel and Jenny Berkowitz; brothers, Manuel and Frank Berkowitz; sister, Dorothy Robinson. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Sylvia; daughters, Susan Berkowitz and Tzivia “Helen” Silverstein; son, Steve and his wife Michele; grandchildren: Shaina and Adina Silverstein and Jeffrey, Hava, and Max Berkowitz, all of Atlanta, and Avraham Chaim Silverstein of Israel. Other survivors include loving brothers-in-law, Robert and Milton Sturman; sister-in-law, Natalie Ellis; many loving nieces and nephews; and dear family friend, Dell Asher. The family would like to thank the doctors and nursing staff of the DeKalb Medical ICU for their care and compassion. Online guestbook is available at www.edressler.com. In lieu of flowers, the family appreciates donations to National Council of Jewish Women, P. O. Box 76162, Sandy Springs, GA 30328; or Ahavath Achim Synagogue, 600 Peachtree Battle Ave., NW, Atlanta, GA 30327. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Mon., Dec. 30 at Greenwood Cemetery, with Rabbi Neil Sandler officiating. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, (770) 451-4999.