December 11, 1949 to September 2, 2015
LOWVILLE – George Edward Berry, 65, of River Road, passed away Wednesday morning, September 2, 2015, at Rome Memorial Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.
The funeral will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 5, 2015 at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville with Rev. Roger Croat, officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Old Glendale Cemetery. A luncheon at Farney Hall, Marine Corps League Det. #754, Lowville, will immediately follow the burial. Any food donations may be taken directly to the Marine Corps. League beginning Friday evening. Calling hours are from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Memorial Processing Center, P.O. Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057; Lewis County Marine Corps League Det. #754, for the Toys for Tots program, 7429 NYS Route 12, Lowville, NY 13367; or to Greig United Methodist Church, 4222 Lyons Falls Road, Lyons Falls, NY 13368.
He is survived by his wife, DeeDee; his children, a son and his wife, Todd and Robin Berry of Copperas Cove, Texas; a son and his wife, Bobby Jo and Shawna Berry of Deer River; a daughter and her husband, Jeanie and Leo Hellinger of Forestport; a daughter and her husband, Deborah and Juan Colón of Temple, TX; a son and his wife, Brian and Amber Allen of Martinsburg; a daughter and her husband, Jacki and Jon Monnat of Arizona; his mother, Anna Mae Dicob Berry Russell of Lowville; his siblings, Judy Corbin of Kissimmee, FL; Donald and Brenda Berry of Chaumont; Catherine and David Kraeger of Constableville; Duane and Janelle Berry of Lowville; 25 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; his in-laws, Ken and Debra Platt; April and Frank Burrows; Katrina Petrie; Debra Hill; Kathy Powlin; John and Sandra Platt, Jr.; a godson, Joshua Platt; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He is predeceased by his father, Franklin Berry; his step-father, Howard Russell; a grandson, Devon Leo Hellinger; and a brother-in-law, Vernon Petrie.
George was born on December 11, 1949 in Lowville, NY, a son of the late Franklin James Berry and Anna Mae Dicob Berry Russell. He graduated from Lowville Academy in 1969 and enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, serving during the Vietnam War. George worked for the Orville Lacey Garage after high school. In July 1974, he married Katherine Pratt. The marriage ended in divorce. On June 12, 2010, he married DeeDee Platt, the love of his life and best friend, after a 29 year relationship. George worked for the DEC in Dadville, Beaverite Manufacturing in Glenfield, Croghan and Beaver Falls, and for Ethan Allen in Boonville for three years, until the plant closed. George worked as a seasonal employee for Nirvana, Inc.
George was a member of Greig United Methodist Church. He was a life member of the Marine Corps League Det. #754. He was a supporting member of Team Survivor Relay for Life team. George enjoyed hunting, fishing, and playing cards. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
Condolences may be made online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com