Berliner, Myron, age 89, died peacefully on October 10, 2021. He died in the arms of his wife after spending his last days surrounded by family and close friends.
Myron was born in Los Angeles, California, on May 23, 1932 to Tillie and Yosef Berliner. He grew up in Boyle Heights and after excelling in football in junior college, was drafted to the UCLA Bruins where he played offense and defense. While attending UCLA, he was a member of ZBT fraternity and a formidable football player which led him and his team to the 1954 Rose Bowl. He was often photographed in the Los Angeles Times Sports section. Later in life, he had the honor of being a celebrated designee to the Southern California Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.
After college, Myron joined the Air Force as a B-47 pilot, which later led him to become a systems analyst, computer programmer, and manager at Hughes Aircraft Company in aerospace defense for numerous countries. He helped coordinate nuclear defense systems with the United States, Korea, the UK, and Israel.
While Myron had many lifetime accomplishments, his greatest joy was spending time with his siblings, including Leonard, Esther, Alice, Allen, and Rosalie, as well as his immediate family. The laughter when they were together was immense, as was their love for one another. Myron was a true Zionist; he worked at The Weizmann Institute and later returned to Israel working for Hughes Aircraft Company. Myron returned to Israel many times for his own pleasure.
Myron is survived by his adoring wife Lili, his sister Rosalie Blackman, his brothers Irving and Henry, his daughters Jessica and Eve, his grandchildren, Drew, Laurel, and Brooke, and his loyal companions Halo and Nikki. Funeral services will be held at Home of Peace on October 12 at 12 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Yad Vashem or National Jewish Health..