February 27, 2022 ~ 26 Adar 1, 5782
Sanford “Sandy” Lee Berman (October 8, 1949) passed away peacefully on February 27, 2022, in Louisville, Kentucky, where he was born. He is survived by his two beloved daughters, Lauren Lipsky and Emily Pevnick, four treasured grandchildren, Shea, Leah, Eliana, and Talia, two sons-in-law, Brandon Pevnick and Scott Lipsky, former spouse, Darcy Berman, and brother, David Berman. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leslie and Marilyn Berman, brother, Lawrence Berman, and step-mother, Judith Berman.
Sandy had three great loves in life: his family, Judaism, and the practice of law. Sandy was a proud graduate of Seneca High School (1967), the University of Missouri (1971), and the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville (1974). Sandy practiced law for 47 years in Louisville through private practice, including as a partner at Frockt & Klingman and Maze, Berman and Frockt. He served as an Assistant County Attorney in the Jefferson County Attorney’s Office. In addition, he ran for judge and taught classes on business law at Sullivan University.
Sandy was a jovial, kind, social and content man. He was a devout father, proud grandfather, mentor to many, and loyal friend. He lived a full life, loved to have a good time, and appreciated a good sense of humor. He was a lifelong Louisvillian who loved his hometown. He never knew a stranger and always knew someone wherever he went in the city.
Sandy was active in the Jewish community of Louisville and a supporter of Israel. In addition, he liked politics and following world affairs. He also enjoyed golf, travel and was an avid University of Louisville, Indiana University, and Green Bay Packers sports fan. But nothing brought him greater joy than making memories and enjoying simple moments with his family and friends.
Sandy was a member and leader of many civic organizations at different periods of his life. He was the past president of the Okolona Business Association. He served on the boards for the Louisville Jewish Day School, the Kentucky Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation, the Shelter House, and Boy Scouts of America Lincoln Heritage Council. Sandy was a charter member of the Okolona Jaycees, and a member of the Okolona Merchants Association, the Rotary Club Foundation, the Louisville and the Kentucky Bar Associations as well as a Master Mason with St. George Masonic Lodge, 32nd Degree Scottish Rite, and a member of Kosair. He was a member of the Bonnycastle Club and formed many close friendships there. During his childhood, he was a Boy Scout, involved in the Rauch AZA Chapter of B’nai Brith Youth Organization, and various theater groups.
A graveside service will be held at Adath Jeshurun Cemetery on Monday, February 28, 2022, at 3:00 pm. The service will be live-streamed via www.facebook.com/HermanMeyerSon/
Shiva will be held at Chabad of Kentucky on Monday beginning at 6:00 pm and Tuesday at 6:15 p.m.
Donations may be made In Memory of Sandy Berman to JFCS, P.O. Box 32578, Louisville, KY 40232 or the Arthritis Foundation, 2908 Brownsboro Rd, #117, Louisville, KY 40206. Arrangements entrusted to Herman Meyer & Son, Inc. (www.meyerfuneral.com)