Raymond Berry, 84, of Troy, Pa., went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 at the VA Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., surrounded by his family. He was the loving husband of Faye M. (Cook) Berry. The couple married July 18, 1953 and had 61 happy years together.
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Family and friends are welcome to call from 10 to 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 22, at the Olde Covert Church on Fallbrook Road on Armenia Mountain near Troy, Pa. The memorial service to honor Ray's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 22, at the church with his pastor Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating.
Ray was born on April 23, 1930 in Philadelphia, Pa., son of the late Raymond and Helen (Royal) Berry. He was a 1948 graduate of Doylestown High School and was a US Navy veteran serving his country on the USS Damato during the Korean War. After his return home Ray worked 20 years for Bell Telephone, then worked for Paper Magic in Troy as a Cylinder Press Operator for 20 more years. He retired from Paper Magic in 1993. Ray was a member of the Olde Covert Church, Sylvania Lions Club, and the American Legion Post No. 49 in Troy. As a youth Ray was a member of the Boy Scouts of America and achieved the highest rank in Scouting, the Eagle Scout. For many years he was a Boy Scout leader and was a weather spotter for the National Weather Service.
Ray is survived by his wife, Faye; his children, Ray (Raylene) Berry of Troy, Pa., Cindy McWhorter of Elmira, N.Y., and Brenda (Gary) Shaak of Quakertown, Pa.; his grandchildren, Tracy (Jeff) Bartlett, Gwen (Nico) Bosch, Chanda Davis and fiancé Shane, Justin (Justine) McWhorter, Patrick (Jessica) McWhorter, Kelly McWhorter, Taylor Shaak, and McKenzie Shaak; his six great-grandchildren; along with several nieces, nephews and his canine companion, Bissy. Ray was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Clifford Berry; and his sister, Nancy Wacker.
Memorial contributions may be made in Ray's memory to the ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter, 321 Norristown Rd., Suite 260, Ambler, PA 19002 or to the Olde Covert Church, 8698 Old State Rd., Troy PA 16947.
Send condolences at: www.VickeryFuneralHome.com.
Gerald W Vickery Jr Funeral Home Inc
1093 W Main St Troy, PA 16947
Published in Daily Review on Aug. 8, 2014