Charles Edward "Chuck" Berman Jr.
Charles "Chuck" Edward Berman Jr. passed from this life into the arms of his Savior on Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, surrounded by his family. Celebration of life: Will be announced at a later date. Inurnment: 3:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations, in Chuck's honor, to Fatima Center, 17000 State Route 30, Constable, N.Y. 12926-9989. Charles, affectionately known to his friends and family as "Chuck," was born March 30, 1926, in Memphis, Tenn., to Charles Edward Berman and Rachel Rose Berman Perry. Chuck enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps Reserve Cadet Program in September 1943, during World War II, because he wanted to fly. He was a radio operator on C-54 planes, flying supplies in and out of islands in the Pacific. He also accompanied General Eisenhower in a back-up plane for a tour of the Pacific in 1946. After World War II, Chuck was honorably discharged but immediately signed up for the Reserves. When Chuck returned to the United States, he met and married the love of his life, Doll "Dolly" Haidee Rock Berman, on Jan. 25, 1947. Chuck was called back to active duty during the Korean War. He was a radio operator on C-46s and C-119s during the Korean War. After the Korean War, his wife, Dolly, grounded him from flying and Chuck served the rest of his career as an avionics superintendent. Chuck traveled the world with his beloved wife, Dolly, and three children to places like Japan, England and numerous Air Force bases in the U.S. Chuck also had isolated tours to Korea, Thailand and the Philippines. Chuck was a veteran of three wars: World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. In the course of his 30 years of service in the U.S. Air Force, Chuck, was highly decorated, receiving the following medals, ribbons and awards: Bronze Star Medal; Meritorious Service Medal; Air Force Commendation Medal with one oakleaf cluster; Air Force Good Conduct medal with one silver oakleaf cluster; Good Conduct Medal-Army; Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal; World War II Victory Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with palm; Vietnam Service Medal; Armed Forces Reserve Medal; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal; Air Force Longevity Service Ribbon with bronze devices; Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (M16 rifle). Chuck also attended many military education courses. Chuck retired as chief master sergeant and his family settled in Benbrook. Chuck was an avid golfer and played as often as possible. Chuck and Dolly were great dancers and for many years cut a mean rug. Chuck was also a devout Catholic. Chuck was preceded in death by his parents; stepfather, Edwin "Ned" E. Perry; brother, Malcom E. Perry; and his beloved wife, Dolly. Chuck will be greatly missed by his friends and family. Survivors: Brother, Ronald Binmann of Cordova, Tenn.; son, Larry Berman and wife, Mary Jane, of San Antonio; daughters, Linda Beale and husband, Dave, of Benbrook and Barbara Eide and husband, Jay, of Waco; grandchildren, Wayne Beale and wife, Tracey, of Fort Worth, Kelly Nicholson of Benbrook, Amber Myatt and her husband, Josh, of Dallas, Larry Berman Jr., Jennifer Barber and her husband, Scott, and Charles Berman III, all of San Antonio, Tasha Mashburn and husband, Mike, of Burleson, Tamara Mayfield of Joshua; great-grandchildren, Emily and Amanda Beale of Fort Worth, Andrew Nicholson and Kaydence Doll Weatherford of Benbrook, Anthony and Kalista Barber, Syrus and Destany Berman Haley, Jalyn and Sydney Berman, all of San Antonio, Julia, Summer and Kierstynn Mashburn of Burleson and Brayden and Stella Mayfield of Waco.
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