William "Bill" J. Berry, Jr.

Born: Mon., Oct. 3, 1938
Died: Wed., May 27, 2015


7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Fri., May 29, 2015
Location: Guss Funeral Home, Inc.

Graveside Service

10:30 AM Sat., May 30, 2015
Location: Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery

Military Honors

Sat., May 30, 2015
Location: Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery

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     William J. "Bill" Berry, Jr., 76, of Mifflin, formerly of Mifflintown, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.

     Born Oct. 3, 1938, in Danville, he was a son of the late William J. and Crystal (Evans) Berry, Sr.

     He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Frances A. "Fran" (Oswald) Berry, whom he married Jan. 13, 1960; three daughters, Lisa Brockway and husband, Matthew, of Catonsville, MD, Christi Bryner and husband, Todd, of Schwenksville, and Kyleen Burns and husband, Nevin, of Mifflintown; six grandchildren, Luke Brockway, Kari, Maggie and Emily Bryner, and Noah and Julia Burns; one brother, George Berry and wife, Patti, of Mesquite, Nev.; and one sister-in-law, Lennie Berry of El Paso, Texas.

     He was preceded in death by one brother, Richard Berry.

     Bill graduated from Bloomsburg State Teacher's College and spent his career teaching business and math courses at Juniata High School and Tuscarora Junior High School.

     He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of the Mifflintown V.F.W.

     He enjoyed golfing and fishing.

     There will be a graveside service at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 30, at Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown where full military honors will be accorded by the Juniata County Veterans Council.

     Although there will be no viewing, the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Guss Funeral Home, Inc., 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown.

     In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to the American Diabetes Association,  301 Chestnut St #101, Harrisburg, PA 17101 or to the American Heart Association, 1019 Mumma Rd, Wormleysburg, PA 17043.

     Condolences may be left at www.gussfh.com.

Charitable donations may be made in William "Bill"'s memory to the following organizations:

American Diabetes Association (Nat'l)
P.O. Box 15829 Arlington, VA 22215

American Heart Association/American Stroke Assoc.
4250 Crums Mill Road, Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA 17112
Tel: (717) 730-1700

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Keith Kint
   Posted Thu May 28, 2015
My condolences to Bill's family. My best memories of Bill are when he was the summer, activities playground director at the Tuscarora Valley Elementary school What a fun man to have around a group of impressionable youngsters.

Andy Krepps
   Posted Thu May 28, 2015
My deepest sympathy to the Berry Family. Bill was a teacher of mine and a great one at that. I worked in the summer youth program with Bill while in junior high. He would often joke around with me. Many fond memories of this man. RIP Bill.

mary ann
   Posted Thu May 28, 2015
It's been a life time almost since I was a permanent fixture at the Berry house on Cedar St. I feel blessed to have been involved with seeing the girls raised in such a loving home. I remember Butch as a kind and joyful man who enjoyed life and beer. Devoted to Fran and the girls. He deserves to be free of all physical limitations and pain. R.I.P.

Lennie Enzel-Berry
   Posted Fri May 29, 2015
I was blessed to marry into the Berry Family - one filled with love and laughter. Butch was always accepting of me and that was much appreciated. I was so sorry to watch him (and the rest of the family) suffer through his physical declination and I pray he is happy, healthy and at peace now - fishing and drinking beer with his dear younger brother. My heart goes out to Fran and the girls as I well know the pain they endure, but I also know their love for each other and for Butch will get them through this most difficult time.

Renee Wickowski
   Posted Sun May 31, 2015
May you R.I.P. Uncle Butch! So many memories and good times with you and Aunt Fran, Lisa, Chris, and Kyleen. My heart goes out to the family as I know the pain you are going through and I know how huge this loss is for you all. Bill (Uncle Butch) will never be forgotten. You have an angel in heaven who is watching over you. May God help you find the strength to get through this and provide you with comfort and peace. I am here for you if you need me. Lots of love, Renee Wickowski

Joyce (LeVan)Haney
   Posted Mon June 01, 2015
Fran my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family- I remember traveling to Bloomsburg State College with Butch

Bob Linn (DHS Class of 56)
   Posted Mon June 01, 2015
Fran & family so very sorry to hear Butch has passed away. You are in our prayers,

Carole Phillips Semo
   Posted Sun June 21, 2015
Dear Fran, I just learned today of Butch's passing and I am being flooded with memories. I really can't express the emotions I am now feeling..I know his health had deteriorated in the past several years. In time you will find some comfort in knowing that he is no longer suffering but for now there will be saddness and a sense of lose. My deepest sympathies to you and your girls..Carole