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Marc William Berry

1953 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Marc William Berry Obituary
March 18, 1953 - December 27, 2017 Marc William Berry of Rancho Cucamonga, CA, was born at San Antonio Hospital to Ruth Anne Berry (Castle) and Dowlton Mitchell Berry on March 18, 1953. Marc went into cardiac arrest at his home on December 27th, 2017 and was later pronounced dead at San Antonio Hospital, thus ending an incredible life at the place where it began some 64 years prior. Marc is survived by his wife Patricia Ann Berry (Storti) and his children Dawn Elizabeth Berry, Keith Russell Berry (Sarah Abigail Ejigu) and his grandchildren Symone L. Green, Tewodros "Teddy" K. Berry, Mia S. Bennett, Daniel K. Berry and Salome K. Berry. Marc had suffered a stroke in August that he was still struggling to recover from at the time of his passing, disrupting his brief retirement after a storied career in the building industry that lasted for nearly 5 decades. A product of Upland public schools Marc attended Chaffey College in the 1970s and completed the Carpenter's Apprenticeship program while a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America and an employee of the firm began by his grandfather Nathaniel E. Berry. Marc worked as a Carpenter, Site Superintendent, Project Manager, Estimator and General Contractor from his teens through 2013 at Berry Construction, Marc Berry Construction, B. E. McMurray Construction and ASR Constructors as well as a few other firms and joint ventures. Marc was well known for his ability to retain information and accurately estimate materials, especially concrete construction. Marc worked on and oversaw the construction of a great many civic buildings and schools throughout the Inland Empire and Southern California, including projects at every school he ever attended. Marc was also a family man, who despite being long estranged from his parents and siblings, took great care to provide for his wife, children and grandchildren. Marc's wife of over 44 years, Patricia "Patti" Berry was his high school sweetheart and best friend for almost 50 years. Marc was a true son of the Inland Valley, having spent his entire life as a resident of the area. Though not a religious man, Marc had great faith in his friends and family and an unwavering work ethic that allowed him to accomplish a great deal. Marc was a fan of popular music and many of California's professional and collegiate sports teams. Marc lived to see both of his children graduate from University and obtain multiple degrees. Services for Marc will be held on January 15th, 2018 at 11:00 am at Draper Mortuary in Ontario, California. Marc will be missed by his loved ones and he will be remembered by all who knew him. Marc Berry, carpenter, husband, father, builder, friend and mentor to many.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Jan. 5 to Jan. 7, 2018
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