Edward M. BERRY Jr.

BERRY, Edward M. Jr. 82, of Clearwater passed away peacefully Feb. 4, 2013. Born Oct. 10, 1930 in Kansas City, Kansas to Edward M. Berry Sr. and Lenora W. Berry. After graduating from Baker College, he served 13 years as a Lt. JG in the U.S. Navy. Ed married Gretchen Kraft, and moved to Bedford, IN. Ed and Gretchen divorced in 1971. He owned several small businesses including dress shops and book stores in both Indiana and Florida. He loved antiques, fashion, decorating and spending time with his dear friends. Ed is predeceased by partner, Allen Knetzer. Survived by daughter, Ginger (Robb) Biddinger; son, Todd Berry; 3 grandchildren, Nick Biddinger, Kristen (Tom) Mackey & Tad Berry; 3 great-grandchildren; and special friend, Ken Jones. Private services were Feb. 9th.

Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Feb. 14, 2013