William Berberian
February 25, 1924 - December 6, 2020
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc.
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A private family service will be held

Bill passed away on December 6, 2020 peacefully in his home. There will be an Armenian Orthodox funeral service for immediate family. He is survived by his four daughters: Ann Berberian (husband Chris Woolley), Seattle, Washington. Mary Isaacs, West Lafayette, Indiana. Nancy Rockstroh (husband Todd), South Lebanon, Ohio. Jane Lodde (husband Brett), Fishers, Indiana. Six…

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Betsy (Morris) Applebaum left a message on December 19, 2020:
Angie, Ann, Mary, Nancy & Jane, Our families were friends from long ago, and then we kids were friends throughout school years. My deepest condolences to you. I don't have to tell you what a treasure Bill was and I know he treasured you. Thank you for sharing him with so many others. May his memory be a blessing. ~ Betsy (Morris) Applebaum
Lauralee and Robert Foerster left a message on December 18, 2020:
We have had the honor of knowing Bill and Angie for over 50 years in the WL schools. They were both mentors to us as educators. And as a married couple. In the last years I was honored to ride the stationary bikes at the YMCA with Bill and Angie and Mary and Ann. We spent lots of time riding down memory lane with our shared experiences and friends. So honored to have had them as part of our lives. Thoughts and prayers for their daughters.
Gale Charlotte left a message on December 14, 2020:
I am so very sorry for your loss. I knew your parents because they came into the West Lafayette Public Library to check out material--they were very regular patrons! Your dad loved a wide variety of types of DVDs, and your mom was quite a mystery reader. Your dad would come in while your mom was playing cards at the Morton Center, and was always so pleasant and kind--I looked forward to visiting with him. I moved into the neighborhood shortly after that, and would try to wave when I walked by--I have to say I enjoyed being their neighbor too. Your dad was a humble guy, and a good man. He will be missed.
Philip S. Low left a message on December 13, 2020:
Bill Berberian had a major influence on my life. During my freshman year at WLHS the coaches told us before tryouts that they would be selecting only 15 players for the team, and each day of tryouts they added a couple of additional names to the roster. When they finally added the 15th name and mine wasn’t among them, I was totally crestfallen. As you know as a freshman in high school, you feel very insecure because you are just one of large number of new kids and you haven’t figured out who you are yet or what you might be good at. But about a week later Bill told Drew Freeman to tell me that they had decided to break their rules and keep 16 players on the team, and that I was the 16th. I don't know what influenced them to break their rules, but that decision really changed my life, because I was finally part of a team and I had teammates who would be my friends for years! Anyway, I was overjoyed even though I was the 16th member of a 15 boy roster. For the next few years Bill and Fred Breckenridge coached me, both in sports and in life skills, and both mentors had a lasting influence on me. I wasn’t a starter on the varsity until my senior year, but being part of that team and learning from Bill in so many ways really changed my life. I will forever be grateful for the influence Bill had on my life.
Debbie Johnson left a message on December 11, 2020:
My heartfelt sympathy. I always enjoyed my sports conversations with Bill, whether it was on the phone or in person.
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Diana Bush left a message on December 9, 2020:
Heartfelt condolences to Mary, Nancy, Jane, Ann, and your families. Bill was a wonderful mentor to many students, an enthusiastic and skilled coach, treasured friend of my parents (and so many others), and among those WL teachers I always looked up to both in high school as well as later in life. A kind and genuine friend. And wow, what a great gardener he was (as Angie was a cook), too! A long life well-lived and an inspiration to all fortunate enough to know him. Wishing you peace.
Andy Tsitouris left a message on December 9, 2020:
My deepest condolences to the family. I will always be touched by this wonderful man.
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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