Ken Berry, of Ormond Beach, was taken from us on June 13, far too soon. He was born to the late Frank and Lil Berry on October 23, 1941 in Manchester England. He graduated from John Dalton College in Manchester. On December 8, 1962, he married the love of his life, Denise Bradshaw. Ken was a born Manchester City Football Club fan and lived to see his team win both the F.A. Cup and the Premiership title. Ken was a successful management consultant, and in later years, was the owner of ABTES, a banking equipment manufacturer. While living in Everett, Washington, Ken coached each of his children in football (soccer), and had players that went on to play for the U.S. National team, representing the USA in both the Olympics and the World Cup. Hundreds of young people learned football under Ken's tutelage, and he instilled a love of the game in all of them. In addition to his wife, Denise, Ken is survived by his three children, Lorraine, Stephen, and Tony; and his son-in-law Rob Stiene. He leaves behind two granddaughters, Saoirse and Caoily Andrews. His brothers, John (Steve) and Geoff will miss sharing a pint with him, as will their wives, Maureen and Ailish. His nieces and nephews will miss him, and his niece, Tracey Berry Legg brought him great comfort at the end. He leaves behind brothers- and sisters-in-law in addition to cousins. His friends are devastated by his loss. No one we know was more generous than Ken Berry, and the world is a sorrier place without him. Ken was passionate in his beliefs, and he passed along to his children and grandchildren his intense dedication to social justice and equality for all. His memorial will be held at the small pavilion at Bicentennial Park in Ormond Beach on June 27 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please donate to
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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on June 16, 2013