Laverne “Berky” (Berkoben) Borst
December 10, 1929 - December 12, 2020
Peacefully passed on December 12, 2020 at the age of 91. She was born in East Mckeesport, PA. She was preceded in death by her parents William and Sadie (Pricener), brothers William, Robert, Wayne and sister Nelda (Kreahling) Berkoben. Laverne is survived by her loving Niece and Nephew, Cyndi (Mark) Matvya and Jack (Diane Cangioli) Berkoben, along with numerous nieces and nephews. Laverne is also survived by her special, and loving friend Shirlee Ferguson of Sarasota, Fl.
Berky received her undergraduate degree from Slippery Rock University and her Masters of Education from Indiana University of Pa. She was a Physical Education Teacher in Clearfield County, Gateway and Norwin School Districts. She later worked as a High School Guidance Counselor at Hempfield High School. She retired as a Regional Director for the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA). She was a member of the Youghiogheny Country Club and played at many golf courses. She had a true passion for golfing.
After retirement she moved to Sarasota, Florida a place she called home for 30 plus years. She was active in her Eagle Creek Condo Association as a member of the board of directors, volunteered for the Special (Tennis) Olympics and her involvement in other organizations. She continued her love for golfing as a member of Bent Tree Country Club.
Berky will be laid to rest in Grandview Cemetery, North Versailles. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Alfieri Funeral Home, Inc., 201 Marguerite Ave, Wilmerding, Pa 15148. Please visit us at, www.alfierifuneralhome.com for online condolences.
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