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Daniel Elliott Berry

1946 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
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Daniel Elliott Berry

1946 - 2017

Daniel Elliott Berry "Danny"of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully on Monday, May 15, 2017 after fighting cancer like a lion.

Danny was born in Boston, MA and never lost his Boston accent. He spent many happy summers at Nantasket Beach with his family and loved body surfing, riding bikes, frisbee, football, box ball, playing cards and checkers. He served in the US Army for 3 years, mostly in Germany, and he later told many funny stories about his army buddies and travels across Europe. He graduated with a degree in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, and worked for Babcock & Wilcox in Lynchburg, VA and later at PSE&G in NJ. He was also a property manager. Danny especially enjoyed meeting and talking to everyone, he was never at a loss for words.

He loved his family and community, and spent many hours volunteering as AKSE Synagogue Building VP, Men's Club President, snow removal manager for the Brandywood Civic Association, and voting inspector for many elections. He had a positive attitude, big smile and there was never any job too big, especially if he could solve it with duct tape.

Danny is survived by his wife of 45 years, Sharon (nee Wasserman) Berry; his children, Alex Berry (Tracy), Shana Clavet (John), and Jennifer Gruber (David); and 8 grandchildren, Jackson, Aidan, and Emerson Berry; Campbell and Harper Clavet; and Avraham, Chava and Nosson Gruber. He is also survived by his mother, Lorraine Berry; his sister, Marcia Milesky; brother, Jeffrey Berry; and many other loving relatives and friends who supported him throughout his illness. Danny was predeceased by his father, Sidney Berry.

The family would like to thank all the caregivers and medical staff at U of Penn, Christiana Care, Seasons Hospice, Carpe Vitas Homecare, ManorCare Rehab, and Compassionate Care Hospice.

Funeral services will be 2:30 pm, Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Adas Kodesch Shel Emeth Synagogue 4412 Washington Boulevard, Wilmington, DE 19802. Shiva will be observed 5:30 pm, Thursday, May 18 at Adas Kodesch Shel Emeth Synagogue; 9:30 pm, Saturday, May 21, 9:00 am, Sunday, May 22, and 7:00 pm, Sunday, May 21 through Tuesday, May 23 at the late residence. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions may be made to Adas Kodesch Shel Emeth or the National Brain Tumor Society (


Published in The News Journal from May 17 to May 19, 2017
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