FRANKLIN SPENCER BERKO
His beaming smile lit the hearts of his family and everyone who had the joy of knowing him for his ten short years of life. Our dear Franklin Spencer “Frankie” Berko (Tzadik ben Gilah v’Chaim) passed away suddenly on Thursday, September 12, 2019.
Frankie loved his life, and he loved everyone in it. He met each and every day with pure joy and excitement. His genuine empathy and unconditional love for all people inspired us all to be better versions of ourselves. He loved celebrating Shabbat, playing several sports, baking, sewing, playing video games, riding his bike, gymnastics and playing drums and the piano. Most of all, he loved his family and his friends.
Frankie is survived by his loving mother and father, Jennifer and Craig Berko, his adoring older brother, Samuel “Sammy” Berko, his precious puppy dog Minnie Mouse, his grandparents, Michele and Jack Joseph and Paul Berko, his aunts and uncles, Jamie and Lloyd Berko and Carolyn and Chris Wade, his cousins and best friends, Alex and Ella Berko and Rachel, Jesse, Brandon and Juliette Wade. He is predeceased by his dear grandmother Marge Berko.
After a private burial, a memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 15, at the Houston Congregation for Reform Judaism (801 Bering Dr., Houston, Texas 77057).
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Frankie’s memory to the Epilepsy Foundation (www.epilepsy.com).