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BERKEY Brad A. Spike, 39, Berkey Road, Boswell, died June 27, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. Born August 1, 1977 in Somerset. Son of David L. and Tina (Sturtz) Berkey. Preceded in death by grandparents, Robert P. and Louise Kitty (Spiker) Berkey and Barbara (Liberty) Sturtz. Survived by parents, Jenner Twp.; wife of 12 years Jennifer (Geisel) Berkey; children Isaac, Ava and Gabriel, all at home; brother Kevin married to Jamie (Higgens) Berkey, Jenner Twp.; mother and father-in-law Vida (Geisel) married to David Krouse, Windber; grandfather Rayond Sturtz, Lambertsville; sister-in-law Joanna Geisel, Palm Coast, FL; nephew Gavin Berkey; niece Hayden Berkey; special aunt and uncle, Bob and Sue Berkey and their family and many other relatives and friends. A 1995 graduate of North Star High School. Member of A.M.A. for 24 years and Jenner Township Baptist Cemetery Association. Co-owner and operator of Berkey Excavating, Inc. Achieved the Order of the Arrow and Eagle Scout with Boy Scout Troop 144 and currently an Assistant Scout Master to Boy Scout Troop 325. Avid motocross racer and Co-Track Director at Johnstown B.M.X. Brad was the most amazing hands-on dad to his 3 beautiful children. The soul mate and best friend to his loving wife. They shared a life that most would call a fairy tale. He was a loving and hardworking son and brother who took pride working in their family business. Spike impacted countless lives and had a way of making everyone feel so special and important. He was a true gentleman. His hands were always dirty but his manners were so refined. A conversation was never complete without a Yes sir or a Yes maam. His racing legacy grew quickly and inspired riders and racers everywhere he went. He lives on in everyone who knew him. Please help to keep his memory alive by expressing extreme generosity, helping a friend in need and always putting the Lord and your family first. Viewing from 5-8PM Saturday and 2-4 & 6-8PM Sunday at Hoffman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 409 Main Street, Boswell. A motorcycle procession will escort Brad to the Field of Dreams on the Berkey Farm, Berkey Road, Boswell where a funeral service will be held 11AM Monday with Richard Ackerman and David Krouse presiding. Interment family cemetery. Friends and family are welcome to stay afterwards for food and fellowship at the home of Brads parents. Everyone is welcome. Pool will be open. Donations in Brads memory to further scouting ideals or to Johnstown BMX would be appreciated. To express condolences, light a candle or order flowers, visit HoffmanFuneralHomes.com
Published on  June 29, 2017
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