Edward Charles Berry, 67, of Montoursville, passed away in the TICU of UPMC Montefiore, Pittsburgh on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017.
He was the son of the late Carl and Irene (Samar) Berry. In September of 1977, he married the former Sara Jane Peters and they celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary this year.
Ed graduated in 1967 from Williamsport Area High School.
He worked as a driver for Williamsport Paper Box, then joined the Navy in December of 1969. He spent two years in Naples, Italy and two years in Washington, D.C. He was honorably discharged with the rank on CTA2. Ed graduated from Penn State University in 1977 with a bachelor's degree in political science-Russian area studies.
He worked for Mutual Insurance and then Penn Garment until he found his niche with the Federal Bureau of Prisons. He started in the education department at USP Lewisburg (the Big House) in 1979 and helped open the LSCI Allenwood institution. He retired from LSCI Allenwood as executive assistant to the warden in 2000. After retirement, Ed worked part time for South Williamsport parks and then for Penn State Cooperative Extension.
Ed was a life member of the Penn State Alumni Association and an avid Penn State/Joe Paterno fan. He and his tailgate friends called themselves the "tailgating foreheads". Ed was also a member of the Republican League in Newberry. He attended Annunciation Church all his life and ran the Monday night bingo program there for several years.
In addition to his wife, Ed leaves behind sons, David (Janet) Berry, PhD., Washington, Pa., and Jim Berry (his favorite son who lives at home); two grandchildren, Alexander and Ella; sisters, Cathy (Ronnie) Snyder, Carol (Mike) Hefner, Joanne (Terry) Cowden, Janet (Alan) Fulmer; and brothers, Steve (Debbie) Berry and Fred (Debbie) Berry.
A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at St Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, with Father Brian Van Fossen as celebrant.?
Donations may be made to St. Joseph the Worker Parish or to UPMC Liver Center, Pittsburgh.
Published on October 18, 2017