Joel Samuel Berman

Joel Samuel Berman, 68, Overland Park, KS surrendered peacefully to pancreatic cancer on Monday, January 4, 2016 at 10pm.

Joel was born prematurely July 11, 1947 in St. Louis, MO, the son of Nat Norman and Myrna Irene (Watts) Berman. He survived the odds and went on to live a full and rewarding life.

His professional career started as a school teacher and then in 1974 he had an opportunity to join the United States Postal Service until he retired in 1992 due to the loss of his eyesight.

He married Pamela Sue Skillman July 26, 1997 in Overland Park, KS.

He is survived by his wife, 2 siblings, 5 children, 9 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made in his name to the Great Plains SPCA and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

4 Condolences

  1. Jackie Colaizy on January 6, 2016 at 7:24 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We’ve had the privilege to know and love Joel and Pam since Brian became our son-in-law in 2004. Joel’s faith in Jesus has been a bright beacon that will shine on.

    Jackie and Paul Colaizy
    White Bear Lake, MN

  2. Christopher and Nancy Whedon on January 6, 2016 at 8:21 am

    We shall miss you, Joel! Your kindness, your humor, your gentleness, and kindness to those less fortunate. We enjoyed our 20-year friendship so much, I can only think it began long, long ago and shall be continued someday. God brings like to like in minds and hearts and you my friend are part of many. You are so loved and we shall miss you for a time until we reunite. A safe and miraculous journey to you my friend Joel. You are and always will be loved!

    In God and Friendship,
    Christopher and Nancy Whedon

  3. Sharon and Fred Fulks on January 6, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    Pam we are so sorry for your loss!! Praying for you and family!

  4. Nancy Seifert Haug on January 19, 2016 at 10:38 am

    Just heard the sad new, I’ve known Joel since we were children growing up in Walnut Park. His sister Mickey was my best friend and Joel was her pesty little brother. Saw Joel last year at Mickey and Mike’s anniversary party and I’m so happy we had a wonderful visit remembering our days in Walnut Park. RIP my friend.

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