Anne Stern Berkovitz '47, J.D. '80

Posted On - December 16, 2020

Anne Stern Berkovitz '47, J.D. '80Anne Stern Berkovitz '47, J.D. '80, who, at age 51 entered law school not to become a lawyer, but just to learn, passed away Nov. 4. She was 94.

Fleeing the brutal Nazi regime, Anne Stern and her family immigrated to the U.S. from Germany during the early days of World War II, eventually settling in California. After excelling at Beverly Hills High School, she received an Alumni Scholarship from UCLA in the amount of $58 — which covered registration fees for two terms.

Stern wrote for the Daily Bruin, majored in journalism, then went on to earn a master's degree in journalism from Columbia, before returning to Los Angeles to write for the L.A. Times as a metro reporter. She married psychiatrist Irving Berkovitz in 1953; in 1962, they moved to Westwood, where they raised their family of five. Irving, who taught at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, passed away in 2012.

Stern Berkowitz was a longtime, beloved member of Gold Shield Alumnae and the Affiliates of UCLA. She is survived by her three children, Karen, Glenn and Joel; their spouses, Jane and Jeanette; and her grandchildren, Simone, Casey, Julia, Leila and Andrew.

For remembrances from Berkovitz's children and grandchildren, please see this Daily Bruin article.

Read a full obituary here.

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