Berkovich, Vitaly, age 62, of North Grafton, MA, passed away June 27, 2021. Beloved husband of Mila (Soyfer) Berkovich. Devoted father of Lenny Berkovich, and Sabina Shtilman and her husband Dmitriy. Proud grandfather of Jonathan, Isabella, and Elijah. Dear brother of Rolina (Berkovich) Levin and her husband Alex. Proud uncle of Eugene Levin and Gary Levin. Devoted son-in-law to Tatyana Soyfer.
Vitaly has lost his battle of 4 years to Glioblastoma (brain cancer). He fought very long and hard with hopes of getting better and having a cure one day.
Vitaly was a very kind and lovable person. Without hesitation, he would drop everything and go out of his way to help friends and family. He loved to travel with his wife, and together they traveled Europe, the Caribbean and across the states. One of Vitaly’s ultimate plans had always been to visit the Amalfi Coast in Italy. Fortunately, two years ago, during his remission, Vitaly was able to take his dream trip with his wife.
Vitaly was born in Riga, Latvia, where he met and married his wife at age 21. They had two children, and in November of 1988 they immigrated to United States with just five suitcases to fit all of their belongings and to start a new life.
In the United States, Vitaly started to work odd jobs at first, in order to provide a better life for his family. He and his wife were able to sponsor all of their extended family and even some friends to the United States and help them gain a better life as well. Vitaly was a very hard worker, and he was even more devoted to his family. He always wanted a better life for his children and his family. One way he was able to accomplish this was that with his wife by his side they grew and built a successful business that allowed him to provide a life of which he had always dreamt. Vitaly was very much loved and admired and will be dearly missed.
Graveside service at Puritan Cemetery, 776 Baker St., West Roxbury, MA at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, June 30, 2021.