|Birth: ||Dec. 19, 1937|
|Death: ||Dec. 5, 2008|
George F. Berkstresser passed away on Friday, December 5, 2008, with his wife and family by his side. He was a resident of Sutter County for 51 years, and lived in Sutter, CA for the past 11 years. George was 70 years young and touched the lives of those around him with his sense of humor, warmth and genuine concern for the welfare of others.
Born in Harrisburg, PA, on December 19, 1937, George was raised in Vacaville, CA. He attended the University of California at Davis, and Sacramento State University, and was a 50 year employee with CalTrans. In 1988 he was awarded the CalTrans Sustaining Superior Accomplishment Award, for outstanding work in his field of expertise.
A 30 year member of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Yuba City, George sang with the Choir for 23 years, and was co-founder of the St. Andrew Presbyterian Church Ecumenical Dixieland Band. An excellent clarinetist he also played Saxophone, guitar and banjo. George was a member of the Oratorical Society Symphony and played for several years in the Pit Orchestra of various musical productions, as well as a newly formed quartet and quintet.
In addition to Andrea, his wife of 35 years, George is survived by four sons: Steven Berkstresser of Lincoln, CA (Shari), Christopher Berkstresser of Yuba City, CA (Dolores), David Morrow of Yuba City, CA (Kim), Chuck Morrow of Moscow, Idaho (Stacy), five grandchildren: Noah Berkstresser, Christopher Morrow, Bethany Morrow, JD Morrow, Sam Morrow, and one brother: Donald Berkstresser of Sacramento, CA (Annie). George was preceded in death by his parents, George and Rose Berkstresser.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, December 12, 2008, at 3:00 p.m. at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1390 Franklin Road, Yuba City, CA, officiated by Rev. Chris Kersting. Arrangements for Cremation will be made by the Chapel of the Twin Cities, and a private internment will be held.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to the St. Andrew Presbyterian Church Music Program, 1390 Franklin Road, Yuba City, CA 95993, would be appreciated.
Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.
Created by: Billy Roberts
Record added: Dec 10, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 32098780
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