Family-Placed Death Notice
BEREA, John JOHN BEREA Mr. John Berea, age 82, of Roswell, passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2013. John grew up in Gary, Indiana and Alliance, Ohio. He attended Mt. Union College, was a graduate of Kent State University, served in the US Army, and enjoyed a long career with IBM, which included teaching at Morehouse College. John was a 32nd Degree Mason. He also enjoyed golf, fishing, and spirited conversations with a circle of wonderful friends. After 25 years as a devoted caregiver, he is preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Joyce Fierstos Berea. Survivors include four children: Jill Katz (Mike) of Alpharetta, Jay Berea (Jan) of New Jersey, Joyce Nan Bodeep (Tom) of Alpharetta, Janna Smith (Glen) of Canton, Georgia; seven grandchildren: Sam Katz, Becca Katz, Sara Beth Bodeep, Joey Bodeep, Ruthie Bodeep, Kasey Marie Smith, Zeke Smith; brothers-in-law: Robert Fierstos of Lexington, Kentucky and Frank Lauterbur of Toledo, Ohio. Following inurnment, the family will receive guests at Northside Chapel Funeral Directors, Roswell, Georgia, Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 11:00 AM, Celebration of Life Memorial Service to follow at 1:00 PM.