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BERRY--Rynn, Jr., 68, of Brooklyn, New York, writer and authority on vegetarian history, died of complications from cardiac arrest while jogging in Prospect Park on December 29. After undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia, he made his life's work to promote public awareness of vegetarianism and animal rights. His step-mother Nancy W. Berry and half-brothers Charles and Peter Berry join Rynn's co-author and close friend Chris Abreu-Suzuki PhD and the entire vegetarian community in mourning the passing of a brilliant intellect and thoughtful and caring spirit. Donations in Rynn's memory may be made to the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (www.seashepherd.org), the North American Vegetarian Society (www.navs-online.org) or the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (www.pcrm.org).

Published in The New York Times on Jan. 11, 2014
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