Alda Berliner & Bettina Charles Rosett Obituaries

Both of these ladies were sisters and spent their early years in Mirando City in the 1920’s and 1930’s.  Their father was Sam Charles who was the original owner of the Consumers Grocery on Main Street.  Obituaries were sent to me by the daughter of Bettina Charles Rosett.


              Alda Berliner 1919 – 2014

Alda Berliner passed quietly at her home on Saturday, December 27, 2014. Alda was born in San Antonio, Texas, and raised in Miranda City, Texas where she graduated as valedictorian from Miranda City High School. Mrs. Berliner continued her education at the University of Texas at Austin and graduated with a degree in Journalism. In 1945 Alda married the love of her life, Edwin Berliner, and came back with him to his hometown of El Paso where they lived happily married for 41 years. They had two children-Barbara Berliner (El Paso) and Edward Berliner (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida). Alda was a very well known and respected teacher in El Paso and loved her students and loved teaching. She taught at Mesita Elementary School, Putman Elementary School, and was the director of the Jewish Community Center Pre-school for many years. Alda was named “Teacher of the Year” while at Putnam. She was also an accomplished businesswoman, author of several books, and avid bridge player. She is preceded in death by her beloved parents Sam and Nettie Charles, her husband Judge Edwin F. Berliner, and her much loved sister Isabel Weinblatt. She is survived by her daughter Barbara Berliner (El Paso), her son and daughter-in-law Edward and Debbie Berliner (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida), her grandchildren Scott Utterback and Brittany (Houston), Austin Berliner and Sharda (Houston), Marshall Berliner (Austin), Drew Danzig and Carl (Ft. Lauderdale), and her great grandchildren Lauren, Olivia, and Cate Utterback and Manny Danzig. She is also survived by her sisters Hilda Reedman and Tina Rosett of El Paso, and her brother Herbert Charles of San Antonio and also many beloved nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank her caregivers Frances, Sandra, and Maythe, and the staff at Montevista who brought comfort and caring to Alda in the last years of her life. A graveside service will be held Monday, December 29, 2014 at 2:30pm at Temple Mount Sinai Cemetery, 3911 Gateway West. Following the funeral service, the family will gather at Temple Mount Sinai in the Zielonka Hall for a Shiva Minyan. Pallbearers will be Scott Utterback, Austin Berliner, Marshall Berliner, Tanny Berg, Lane Reedman, Stephen Charles, David Goldberg, and Randy Rosett. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Temple Mount Sinai-4408 N. Stanton or Ronald McDonald House-300 E. California St. 79902. Services entrusted to Martin Funeral Home West, 128 N. Resler Dr., El Paso, Texas 79912. Zichronah Livrachah- May her memory be a blessing.


Bettina Charles Rosett

December 10, 1920 – April 14, 2015

Bettina “Tina” Charles Rosett passed away at home on Tuesday, April 14, 2015. She was born on December 10, 1920 in San Antonio, Texas, and was raised in Mirando City, Texas. When she met her beloved husband, Forrest, on December 7, 1941, they both knew their love would last forever. For 56 years, Forrest would say to Tina, “one foot from you my loneliness begins.” She and Forrest lived in San Antonio, Texas where their two children, Robbie and Randy, were born and raised. Through the years, Bettina penned many books and poems dedicated to her treasured family. Bettina was preceded in death by Sam and Nettie Charles, her loving parents; Forrest Paul Rosett, the greatest love of her life; her sisters Isabel Weinblatt and Alda Berliner; and her beloved grandson, Gregory Ross Levey. She is survived by her daughter Robbie Rosett Levey; her son and daughter-in-law Dr. Randy and Janice Rosett; her grandchildren Alissa Levey, Jeffrey Rosett and his wife, Kaili, Matthew Rosett, and Nancy Rosett; and her great-grandchildren Benjamin and Sam Rosett. She is also survived by her sister Hilda Reedman and brother Herbert Charles, and many nieces and nephews. The family sends special thanks to her caregivers Elena and Henry DeLaVega, Willie Olmstead, and Magda. A graveside service will be held on Friday, April 17, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at Temple Beth-El Cemetery, 1715 Austin Hwy, San Antonio, Texas, 78218. Pallbearers will be Jeffrey Rosett, Matthew Rosett, Edward Berliner, Herbert Charles, Stephen Charles, James Weinblatt, and Jim Nordhaus. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 227 Lewis Street, San Antonio, Texas 78212. Services entrusted to Martin Funeral Home West, 128 N. Resler Dr., El Paso, Texas 79912. May ‘bluebonnets in December’ always bring beautiful memories of Bettina.

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  • Don Korn says:

    These two ladies were my father’s cousins. I see that Bettina’s daughter (Robbie Rosett Levey) has provided you with a school picture. I would like to get in touch with her. Do you have her contact info or could you forward this message to her. Don Korn

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