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Obituary of Steven R. Berry

Steven R. Berry, 74, of North Main St., Homer, passed away unexpectedly on May 21, 2022.

Steve was born December 4, 1947, in Columbia, MO, a son of the late Gilbert and Consuelo ‘Connie’ Lines Berry.

Steve graduated Homer High School Class of ’66 and attended Southwest Missouri State before entering the US Army, where he honorably served his country from 1967 – 1970.

He spent the majority of his career as an owner-operator truck driver, with 42 years of safe driving. He later specialized in over dimensional and military delivery, retiring from Permian Energy in North Dakota.

Surviving are his loving wife of 53 years, Beverly D. Greenfield Berry; daughters, Lisa M. Berry of Asheville, NC and Laurie B. (Andrew) Leach of Townsend, DE; two granddaughters, Mikayla C. Berry and Erin A. (Jayden) Gavidia; four brothers, Kenneth J. (Ann) Berry of Black Jack, MO; James E. (Christine) Berry of Tecumseh, MI; Michael A. (Mandy) Berry of Homer and Philip M. (Martha) Berry of McFarland, WI; his extended family he dearly loved, full of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews; as well as countless friends near and far.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his son-in-law, Arild Johnsen and a cousin, Robert Lancellotti.

A memorial service will be held at Homer Congregational Church, 28 South Main Street, Homer on Sunday, July 10, 2022, at 1:00pm. A celebration of Steve’s life will be at the Community Building, behind the firehouse, immediately following the service.

Memorial contributions in Steven R. Berry’s memory may be directed to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; Homer Congregational Church, 28 S. Main St., Homer, NY 13077; or the Homer ELKS Lodge #2506, designated to Cerebral Palsy or Major Projects, 82 Cortland St., Homer, NY 13077.

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