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110 Division St.
Amsterdam, NY 12010
Phone: 518-842-2810
Fax: 518-842-6952
John Berry

John Burton Berry

Sunday, February 24th, 1924 - Monday, March 1st, 2021
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John Burton Berry was born February 24, 1924, in Detroit, Michigan. He was the only surviving child of John and Martha (Williams) Berry.

Following his high school education and electrical technology training, he joined the US Navy during World War II.

After his service as a radio transmitter on board ship, he returned home safely. Soon after his release from the Navy he married Ruby Grubbs, who predeceased him on April 1, 2020.

John was employed by the Detroit Edison Company, Detroit MI for 47 years.

He was father to three children – Carolyn (Waggoner), 1948; Lawrence Douglas, 1951 (who died in infancy), and Loraine Kaye (Rulison) 1954.

Following his retirement at age 62, he and Ruby moved to Amsterdam, NY where he built a new home in the Town of Florida, next to his daughter, Lori. The following year he purchased a house in Boise, ID adjacent to his daughter, Carolyn. Spending half the year in each house, he was able to play an important role as “Grandpa” in all of his six grandchildren’s lives.

John enjoyed many trips to the Great Smoky Mountains, Maine, and Florida. He was famous for his collection of well-worn maps and his preference for always taking the “scenic route”.

He was a quiet and gentle man; a man of strong Christian principles who lived a life of integrity. He was a devoted and faithful husband of 74 years, a loving father and grandfather, but most importantly he was a loyal servant of Christ.

He is survived by his daughters, Carolyn Waggoner of Boise, Idaho, and Lori (Mark) Rulison of Amsterdam, NY; six grandsons – Jared (Teri), Evan, Todd (Jitlada) Waggoner of Idaho; Matthew (Julianne), Aaron (Daryl), and Ben(Leanna) Rulison of New York. He was blessed to enjoy 11 great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held this spring at Chuctanunda Cemetery in Minaville, Town of Florida, NY.

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    Chuctanunda Cemetery
    Address
    State Highway 30
GRAVESIDE SERVICES WILL BE HELD THIS SPRING AT CHUCTANUNDA CEMETERY IN MINAVILLE, TOWN OF FLORIDA, NY

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Our thoughts are with you all at this time. David, Joyce, Spencer, Nelson, Bianca, Oscar and Penelope Abbott

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Joseph Inglese

Posted at 10:59pm
Dear Lori and family,
We are sincerely sorry to hear of your dad's passing. It was always wonderful to see your folks when they were out and about here on our hill. Your dad would take your mom for a walk most every day as long as the weather was agreeable and if Lucille or I were out in the yard they would stop to talk. It was always a pleasure to share conversation with them. The generation that helped to save our Nation and then came home to raise all of us were truly remarkable. Again, please accept our condolences.
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Frances E. Kugler

Posted at 06:23pm
I am so sorry to hear that your father passed away. Your parents were so sweet and kind. I am glad that I was able to visit with your dad last summer after blueberry picking.
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