Jeffery Berman, 67, left our world on June 13, 2013, when he lost his battle with liver disease.
As a boy in Key West, he was always into some kind of mischief. He graduated from Key West High and then entered the U.S. Air Force. He earned the rank of sergeant and studied criminal law during his tenure in the service.
After his retirement from the Air Force he continued his passion for criminal law as a corporal for the Monroe County Sheriff's Office then lieutenant for the Key West Police Department. If he wasn't in uniform you'd find him at his "gun shop," GUNS Incorporated.
He had a special "Bubba Conch" love for Key West, always saying he "had sand in his shoes" and would never live anywhere else. He treated his friends as family, always willing to help however he could when in need. He loved having people over whether for a celebration or just because it was a good weekend for a cookout.
During holidays, he always made sure his "work family" and friends were well fed and gifted, especially if they couldn't make it home to be with their own family. They will all miss his spontaneous visits accompanied by his harassing sense of humor.
In his final months he was able to watch his grandbabies grow, and most importantly walked his daughter down the aisle to be married.
There was never a dull moment with him around and he will forever be greatly missed.
He leaves behind his life partner and wife, Sheri, who were together for 42 years, daughter Britney Rose, son-in-law Argelio "Chacho" Alayon, grandchildren Laycee Rose and Argelio Jeffrey "AJ," his sisters Roberta (Tommy) Brazeal and Belinda (Charles) Scudder, his "best" buddy Bubba, numerous cousins and countless friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother Gussie Rosinek Berman, proprietor of POPS, "the store on the corner doing business on the square."
Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Monday, June 17, at Southern Keys Cemetery, 258 Avenue A, Big Coppitt Key.