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|Monterey Peninsula Herald, CA March 2, 1948
Death Takes C.W. Berkey
Brief Illness Ends Career of Carmel Banker, Civic Leader
Charles Leon Berkey, manager of the Barmel Bank and prominent in the business and civic life of the area for over a quarter of a century, passed away this morning in a local hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Berkey was born 49 years ago in Chicago, Illinois, and came to Carmel 26 years ago. He was one of the founders of the Carmel Bank, established in July of the following year, and began his long services with the bank as its teller, rising within a few years to the post of casher and vice president. During World War II he served briefly in the Army, and was a member of the Carmel Post, American Legion. He was also a member of the Carmel Masonic Lodge, and the Monterey Elks Lodge. For several years he served as city treasurer of Carmel, and was a staunch supporter of the local music and art associations. Mr. Berkey made his home at San Luis and San Lucas roads in Carmel Woods. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Helen Thomson Berkey of Carmel, and a brother, Gerald K. Berkey of Middletown, Ohio. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in The Paul Mortuary, Pacific Grove, with Dr. K. Fillmore Gray of the Church of the Wayfarer officiating. Burial will take place in El Carmelo Cemetery, Pacific Grove.
Monterey Peninsula Herald, CA March 3, 1948
Charles L. Berkey Services Friday
Formal funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday for Charles L. Berkey, Carmel bank executive who died yesterday morning following a brief illness. Comrades of American Legion Post No. 512 of Carmel will form an escort at The Paul Mortuary in Pacific Grove, and Dr. K. Fillmore Gray of the Church of the Wayfarer will officiate. Pallbearers will be the Frank Work, Harry C. Hilbert, Donald A. Lyon, Corum Jackson, E.H. Ewig and Kenneth E. Wood. Burial will be in El Carmelo Cemetery in Pacific Grove.
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