88, passed away peacefully Thursday, February 4, 2021. He was the son of William Oscar and Catherine Agnes (McGrievy) Berliner. His father, William passed when Joe was nine years old and his loving Uncle Homer Guibor and Aunt May (McGrievy) Guibor helped raise him.
Joe is survived by his wife of 58 years, Shirley (Tabor) Berliner, daughters Lynn Sinclair (Todd), Susan Marsden ; grandchildren Joshua Marsden, Zachary Marsden, Benjamin Marsden, Michael Kathryn Marsden, Samantha Sinclair, Joseph Sinclair; great grandchild Michael James Marsden. He is also survived by many relatives and friends.
A lifelong resident of St. Louis, Joe attended St. Wenceslaus Catholic School until graduation at age 14. He attended O’Fallon Technical School at night after his service in the Navy.
Joe served his country in the U.S Navy for 4 years during the Korean War. He was assigned to the USS Elokomin AO-55 as a Boatswain’s Mate Third Class. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and the Navy Occupation Service Medal “E”. He was able to visit many countries during his tour.
Joe went on to work at General Metal Products as a sheet metal worker until he retired. Joe also worked with his Uncle Homer delivering bulk papers for the St.Louis Globe Democrat/Post-Dispatch when he was younger.
He enjoyed fishing with his friends and family and took many trips to Canada. He was an avid reader of newspapers and books and would often send articles of interest to his friends and family. He also enjoyed a good discussion about almost anything! He loved Westerns & detective shows and movies. He enjoyed spending time at the family farm especially with the grandkids.
Services: Kutis Funeral Home in Affton, Friday, February 26th, Visitation at Noon, Service at 1pm followed by Honors burial in Jefferson Barracks. Covid-19 restrictions apply – please wear a mask.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association or to the charity of your choice.
Immediately following the ceremony at Jefferson Barracks, the family will gather at Cafe Telegraph, 2650 Telegraph Rd, 63125. You are invited to join them from 2:30pm – 5:30pm. Private room in the back – Covid restrictions apply.