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Henry Berlin
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  • MUSC Hollings Oncology
    18 Bee Street
    Charleston, SC 29425
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  • Brith Sholom Beth Israel Synagogue
    182 Rutledge Avenue
    Charleston, SC 29403

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It is with such a profound sense of loss that we honor the passing of Henry Berlin. Mr. Berlin has been a part of the fabric of my family since I can remember. He, along with my Dad, was such a special breed of man and friend. Charleston has lost one of its true icons. The city will miss a man of his elegance and stature.

Posted by: Debra & Fudgy Brabham - Mount Pleasant, SC - Friend   Jan 22, 2018

To The Berlin Family,
I wish to express my condolences on the passing of Mr Berlin.
I worked at Berlins in 1989-90, and fondly remember Henry for his humor, professionalism, and his love for his family.
He truly was a pillar of Charleston, and although I worked at Berlins for a short while, he was one of the few people who has made a lasting impression on me, teaching me lessons that served me well throughout my

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Posted by: Jerry Smith - Birmingham, AL   Jan 17, 2018

My condolences to the Berlin Family!
Henry was "ONE OF A KIND"
I worked together with he and the Business for 15 years.
Henry loved to pick on me which always made me SMILE.Course I would challenge him back and he always SMILED!!
There are people and families you meet during the years, I will always remember Henry (as stubborn as he could be) with a Gratitude and a SMILE!
My Blessings and Prayer for peace and comfort To Terry, Steve,Ellen,Elaine and their family.
Love Jane Redden

Posted by: jane redden - charleston, SC - Friend   Jan 12, 2018

In was such and honor to work at Berlin's Clothing Store with Henry and Alwyn back in the late 1960's and early 1970's. I can still see Henry standing back behind the counter at the far right corner of the store where the neck ties and Alligator belts and wallets were on display, which is where he daily kept watch over his domain. Henry was always quick with a kind greeting, a jolly smile and a word of encouragement. As

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Posted by: Drew Herring - Charleston, SC - Coworker   Jan 12, 2018

Hard to write this message, I will miss him as I know you will/are too. HE was a friend the first moment we met in 1972, We recalled the many fun things from our relationship over the years at our last meting at NHC. His biggest laugh was recanting how he told others about that guy that always bought two pants with his suits. RIP Henry old friend


Posted by: LEO EVERITT - Charleston, SC - Friend   Jan 12, 2018

Dear Berlin Family,

I am so very sorry to hear of Mr. Berlin's passing. What a funny man he was!
I always enjoyed seeing him in Zinn's ---

My heart goes out to you all.


Posted by: Renee Zinn Gordon - Jax, FL - Friend   Jan 11, 2018

My condolences to the entire family, this type of loss is never easy. Henry was certainly a legend of his time who will be sorely missed ! He gave back in every way to his family, friends, employees and to the city. Rest in peace Henry !

Posted by: Stan Weintraub - Charleston, SC - neighbor   Jan 11, 2018

Steve and family,
I am sorry for the loss of your father. He was a fine man who touched many people in his lifetime. I am happy he was able to see the block dedicated to him before passing. May God be with all of you at this difficult time.

Posted by: Riddell Perry - Mount Pleasant, SC - friend   Jan 11, 2018

...AND THANK YOU SO MUCH! Each time I visited or called Henry he would say that to me. You see, that was what I told each customer @ the end of a sale. He loved to kid me about that.

My life changed when I came to work for the Berlin's. Henry and Alwyn were the best in teaching us sales people the clothing business. But from Henry, I gained a best friend. Last year, I visited him in the

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Posted by: Frank Knox - Mooresville, NC   Jan 11, 2018

Steve and Ellen,

Like so many others I will miss your father. There are many things that I remember about him; however, two stick out in my mind more than others. The first is that when I was in prep school in Connecticut I had grown over the summer. My mother took me to another well-known clothing store on King Street to see if they could help lengthen the pants. The owner said possibly they could get to it within the

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Posted by: John M. Rivers, Jr. - Charleston, SC   Jan 11, 2018