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Mr. Gordon H. Berry Jr

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.


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God Bless his soul and his family...................
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Warren DeWitt - September 20, 2011 at 08:17 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Sherri, I went to school with both of you and I am so very saddened for your loss. I remember being in band with him, and just sharing school with you both. My heart felt condolences to you and your family. May God watch over you. Lisa Souders Coe

Lisa Souders Coe - September 09, 2011 at 03:00 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I did not know Mr. Berry, his daughter works on our team and I have heard all kinds of great stories about him. Everyone at Appletree in Portland, Maine would like to offer our sincere condolences for your family's loss.

Kim Works - September 09, 2011 at 12:34 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Lit a candle in memory of Mr. Gordon H. Berry Jr.

Kim Works - September 09, 2011 at 12:30 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

gordon was my friend for 45 years,he was a very humble man,he was proud of his family and loved them very much. .god bess my friend and his family.

darrell backus - September 09, 2011 at 03:34 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Lit a candle in memory of Mr. Gordon H. Berry Jr.

Gregory D. England - September 22, 2011 at 09:52 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

May God bless the Berry family in their time of loss.

Daniel Clifford - September 21, 2011 at 07:38 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

To the entire Berry family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. The sacrifices you made while Gordon was serving in the Marines is appreciated as the service he provided our country. May you find some peace is the fond memories you keep of your husband, father, uncle and grandfather.

Ellen Dolinar - September 21, 2011 at 07:01 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

We are so sorry for your great loss. He loved his family and cared for each of you deeply. Our prayers for God's comfort and grace are with you.

Debbie Pitts - September 10, 2011 at 10:40 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Gordon was my first SNCOIC (staff non comisioned officer in charge) when I joined the Marines. I was a young scared Lance Corporal and SSGT Berry took me, along with a lot of other young Marines and showed us the ropes and made us feel wanted and proud to be a KC-130 Hydraulics Mechanic. He was a great caring man and friend. I will miss him. My love to his family. I wish I had a chance to tell him how much he meant to me and how he helped shaped my life as a person and a Marine.
Rest in peace Gordo and Semper Fi!

Eric Sanborn - September 09, 2011 at 07:53 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM