Robert Eugene "Gene" BERRY

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Photo of Gene that accompanied his obituary in the Lewistown Sentinel.
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Robert Eugene"Gene" Berry, 85, of Port Royal, passed away Jan. 9, 2022, at his home.

Born April 4, 1936, in Perulack, he was a son of the late Clarence and Nellie (Kirk) Berry.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Sylvia (Zendt) Berry, whom he married on June 23, 1957, and who passed away on March 16, 2014.

He is survived by two children, Douglas R. Berry and wife, Linda, of Lewisberry, and Kathy Holmes and husband, Kenton, of Lewisberry; six grandchildren, Ashley Rhoads and husband, Paul, Seth Berry and wife, Shannon, Emily Hardy, Todd Berry, Mackenzie Holmes, and Megan Holmes; three great-grand- children, Olivia Rhoads, Luke Rhoads, and Tyler Berry; one sister, Lois Yarlett and husband, David, and one brother, Carl Berry and wife, Deb.

Gene graduated from Juniata Joint High School.

He proudly served his country in the United States Army.

He was a UPS truck driver for more than 30 years and was a member of the 25-Years Safe Driving Club (UPS Gold Jacket Club).

His hobbies included hunting, fishing, traveling, camping, and small engine repairs. He enjoyed spending time with his family and supporting them in their sports activities.

There will be a visitation beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, at Port Royal Lutheran Church with Rev. Richard Adams officiating followed by the funeral service at 11 a.m. at the church.

Interment will follow in Lost Creek Mennonite Cemetery where full military honors will be accorded by Juniata County Veterans Council, followed by a lunch at 1 p.m. at Port Royal Lutheran Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer?s Association, Greater Pennsylvania Chapter, 2595 Interstate Drive Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

Guss Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, has care of the arrangements.

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Robert and Sylvia (Zendt) Berry of Port Royal, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married June 23, 1957, at the Evangelical United Brethren Church, Richfield.

On June 16, 2007 their children hosted a dinner party for familly and friends at the Port Royal Community Building.

They are the parents of two children - Douglas of Lewisberry and fiance Linda Hardy, and Kathy married to Kent Holmes of New Cumberland. They also have four grandchildren, Seth and Todd Berry and Mackenzie and Megan Holmes. They have two soon-to-be-step grandchildren, Ashley and Emily Hardy.

Sylvia retired in 1991 from the Juniata County Assistance Office, Mifflintown. Robert retired in 1999 from United Parcel Service, Harrisburg. Both enjoy retirement, spending time with their family and traveling. Both belong to the Port Royal Lutheran Church, werhe Sylvia is active with the ladies quilting group and Thrivent.

(Juniata Sentinel - 25 July 2007)

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Robert and Sylvia Berry at their 50th Wedding Anniversary in 2007
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Robert and Sylvia Berry at their wedding, June 23, 1957

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