Edwin J. Berkowitz, chairman of J.E.Berkowitz LP, passed away on Jan. 8. Berkowitz was a fixture in the glass industry for many decades. He entered the industry in 1950, when he joined J.E. Berkowitz, the glass business his father started in 1920. He went on to become president of the company, a position he held until the mid-1980s when he became company chairman and his son Arthur took over the role of president.
During his impressive tenure in the industry, Berkowitz actively took on leadership roles in glass associations, including as chairman of the Flat Glass Marketing Association, a precursor to the Glass Association of North America.
Services for Ed Berkowitz will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Har Zion Temple, 1500 Hagys Ford Road, Penn Valley, PA 19072, followed by interment at Roosevelt Memorial Park. Contributions in his memory may be made to Crossroads Hospice or a charity of the donor’s choice.
In honor of Berkowitz, the company’s plant and offices with be closed Tuesday, January 12.