Gordon H. Berry Jr., 52, of Amanda, took his last flight from earth and crossed over to the other side on Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at the Pickering House. He was born April 4, 1959 in Lancaster and was the son of the late Ruth Ann (Sanders) Berry and Gordon H. Berry Sr.
He was a 1978 graduate of Lancaster High School, he retired from the U.S. Marine Corps. in 1999. He was a SSGT and flew on KC130's as air crew. He traveled the world while a Marine and was involved in many humanitarian efforts including the African Refugee evacuations. As a hobby, he made telescope mirrors and was involved with the Perkins Observatory. He was currently employed as an A&P mechanic at Republic Airlines in Columbus. He loved his kids and granddaughters and was looking forward to the birth of his first grandson, Zackary Gordon Fox.
He is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 33 years, Sherri (Ellis) Berry; four children, Melissa (James) Fitzgerald of Steep Falls, Maine, Abbie (Stephen) Fox Jr. of Lancaster, Emily Berry and Kyle Berry both of Amanda; granddaughters, Katelynn and Madalynn Fox; two brothers, David (Diane) Berry of Sugar Grove and Jeff Berry of Lancaster; father-in-law, Harry Ellis of Lancaster, brother-in-law, Rob (Dee) Ellis of Lancaster and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and many many friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by twin sons, Corey and Justin Berry and mother-in-law, Dorothy Ellis.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Monday at the Fairfield Christian Church in Lancaster. Burial will be in Amanda Twp. Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME in Amanda. The family would like contributions be made to Kingston National Bank in Amanda for Emily and Kyle's college fund in memory of Gordon.