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Lois (Essak) Berkowitz

December 22, 1925 — January 7, 2021


Lois Essak Berkowitz, age 95, passed away January 7, 2021.  She was the youngest daughter of Harry and Clara Essak, born in Toledo, Ohio on December 22, 1925.

Lois is survived by her sons, Michael Berkowitz and wife Deirdre, Marc Berkowitz and wife Alice, and daughter Lori Hansen and husband Daryl.  She also had five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Martin Berkowitz.

Lois was extremely proud of her family and spoke often of their many talents and all the pleasure they brought her.

She enjoyed being a "home Mom" and tried to help others whenever possible. One of her favorite activities was a discussion group with 12 women that lasted over 25 years.  She and her friends looked forward to these monthly gatherings.

Always a big fan of fashion, she began a successful modeling career in her late 60's.  Life was good to her and she enjoyed every minute!

A longtime member of Beth El Zedeck Congregation, its Sisterhood and was a life member of Hadassah. Contributions may be made in her name to Hadassah.

A private entombment will be held at Crown Hill Cemetery, following friends and family may view the services by visiting  Condolences may be made at

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