January 31, 2022~29 Shevat 5782
Jack Bergwerk, 91, passed away on January 31, 2022, at Harmony Retirement Center in Asheville, North Carolina. He was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, and attended NY University. Jack was married to his beloved wife of 60 years, Corinne Bergwerk, who passed away in 2017. Jack was an officer in the US Air Force.
Jack was employed as a marketing director at Celanese Corporation. He and his team were responsible for developing a super absorbent polymer technology marketed to the disposable diaper industry. In 1977, his entire division was transferred to Louisville, KY. He was a dedicated member of The Temple, where he served on the board and was membership chairman. In addition, he was a member of the Men’s Club and an active member of SCORE.
During the summer of 2019, Jack moved to an independent living community in Asheville, NC. He quickly became an active member of the resident council committee and fully engaged within the community.
Jack is survived by his two daughters, Ellen Kaplan (Ken) and Bonnie Levy (Steven Heiney); his grandchildren Matthew Kaplan (Amy), Jeremy Levy (Chloe), and Jake Levy; and his great-grandchildren, Lyla, Cruz, Kane Kaplan, and Charlie, Rylie, and Bradley Levy, as well as his companion, Rachel Diamond.
Graveside services will be at 2:30 pm Sunday, February 6th, at The Temple Cemetery, 2716 Preston Highway, Louisville KY, 40217. In memory of Jack, donations may be made to The Temple, 5101 US-42, Louisville, KY 40241.