In Memory

John Gerard Berry

John Gerard Berry, age 69, passed away January 29, 2016, in San Antonio. He was born on September 3, 1946 in Petaluma, CA to Lawrence and Susana Berry. A Veteran of the US Army, John was an excellent runner on the High School track team receiving several top awards. He received his Bachelors of Business from Texas Tech University. John married his awesome wife, Celia in 1978 and just recently reached 37 years of marriage. They have two sons, Matthew and Richard and he enjoyed doing anything for them. He sold his beloved 1963 Corvette to start his own company in 1987, Berry Manufacturing. Because he was always a cheerful giver, John donated to several organizations: St Jude, AmVets, Wounded Warrior and several churches.

Surviving relatives include his wife Celia, 2 sons, Matthew Berry and Richard Berry; 2 Sisters, Susie and Nancy and a brother Daniel Berry

The family will receive friends from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 2, 2016, at Porter Loring Mortuary North.

FEBRUARY 6, 2016
6:00 P.M.




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02/01/16 08:05 AM #1    

Billy Mac Brown

Vickie Thomas Burnett informs our class:

I am sorry to announce my brother received an email from the son of John Gerard Berry lost his battle with cancer and gained his new home in heaven at 7:30am, Jan 29, 2016. I will forward more information if it becomes available. I believe he might have been in San Antonio, but not positive.

02/01/16 12:03 PM #2    

Linda Kay Pierce (Forsyth)

I'm so sorry to hear this.  Grew up in schools & at church with John (his dad, Fr Lawrence M. Berry, was our beloved priest at St. John's Episcopal Church).  My condolences to the family.  Rest in Peace, dear John.  Amen!


02/01/16 12:36 PM #3    

Mary Rhoads (Routh)

John was a special person.  Prayers for him and his family.  I am so sorry John.

02/01/16 12:44 PM #4    

Martha Meline Butler (Moore)

Yes, prayers for comfort and peace for his family.  He was always fun to have in class.  I know he will be missed.

02/01/16 02:37 PM #5    

Terilee Pittman

RIP John

02/02/16 07:38 AM #6    

Billy Mac Brown

I last saw John about 1973 in Odessa.  I had returned to Odessa and was working at the Employment Office when John came in.  He had completed his college and military service and was looking for a job.   We had a good visit and I don't think I saw John again.  He will be missed.

02/02/16 12:04 PM #7    

Jo Ann Butler (Petzold)

John was a kind person, who always had a smile on his face.  I always thought about him and where he was when I passed his old home, when I was in Odessa.  I know his family will always miss him, but always remember the the blessings of having him in their lives. God grant them comfort.

02/02/16 02:45 PM #8    

Gloria Jane Ray (Harrison)

John was such a nice guy.  So sorry to hear of his passing. May God wrap his arms around his family, and give them peace and solace.

02/03/16 09:31 AM #9    

Ray Allen Hollis

I still remember when John came to San Jacinto Elementary. He was the kid from California and he could run faster, longer and jump further than anybody in our class. He was a good guy that was always happy. God's getting a good guy. 

02/03/16 10:52 AM #10    

Donna Gary Richardson (Buckalew)

Prayers for comfort and peace are sent to John's loving family.

Donna Gay (Richardson) Buckalew

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