David Andrew Berish, 62, of Winnemucca, NV, passed away on August 28, 2019, at Renown Medical Center surrounded by his devoted family.
He was born to parents Louis John and Verona Ethel (Monar) Berish, on October 12, 1956, in Johnstown, PA.
Dave joined the Navy at 17 years old and earned his Steel Worker E-5 rank in the SeaBees and was a loyal veteran. After that, he worked in mining through all the changing of owners from Goldfields to Newmont to Klondex to Hecla for over 38 years and loved his crew as if they were family.
He was a mechanic and welder and earned his way up to a mill foreman.
Dave married and is survived by his loving wife, Susan, in 1975, when her father, the foreman of the welding shop, brought Dave home for dinner one night and introduced them.
Dave and her father worked together in the Welding shop at the Naval Ammunition Depot in Hawthorne, Nevada.
Dave is also survived by his son Lawrence Berish(The Dalles, Or), daughters Christina Berish, Teresa Berish and Angela Menicucci/David (Winnemucca, NV), Grandchildren Alex, Ben, Kayla, Avery, Hannah and Andrew.
He was also survived by his sister Mary Lou (Berish) Kobus/Tom & Family (Pittsburgh, PA), brother Thomas Berish/Andrea Saxton & Family (Front Royal, Va). Dave was reunited in Heaven with his parents, Louis and Verona Berish, parents-in-law Lawrence and Mildred Nichols, grandson Joseph Menicucci and granddaughter Savannah Berish.
Dave was known for his love of BBQing and traveling with his family.
Even the trips that didn’t follow the plan were dear to his heart because he was always surrounded by his family.
His favorite stories to tell were about the trials that we all went through together traveling around the world.
We will miss your charred hot dogs and hamburgers, Daddy.
The memorial service will be held on Saturday September 7, 2019 at 11:00am at Sonoma Funeral Home, burial to follow. The family requests that people make donations in support of Pancreatic Cancer Research, in lieu of sending flowers.
Dave fought till the end and wanted to keep on fighting.
If he couldn’t beat this, he wanted more research done until this type of cancer can be found sooner so people can have a fighting chance.