|Birth: ||Feb. 17, 1959, USA|
|Death: ||Nov. 9, 2006, USA|
U.S. Army veteran; member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, McLean (VA) Ward.
Survivors include his daughter, parents, 2 sisters, and 1 brother. He was preceded in death by his infant son, Jeffrey William.
Rocco "Rocky" Anthony Berry, 47, an Army veteran, security guard and commercial truck driver, died Nov. 9 at his home in McLean of a pulmonary hemorrhage related to leukemia.
Mr. Berry had driven dump trucks for Fairfax Trucking for the past four years after working as a security guard for Mitre Corp. in McLean and Bloomingdale's at Tysons Corner.
He was born in an Army hospital in Berlin, where his father was stationed. He grew up in California, Kansas, Virginia and Germany, where he enjoyed playing baseball and football with the barracks teams.
Back in McLean for high school, he played the saxophone in the McLean High School marching band. After his graduation in 1977, he enlisted in the Army and served as a military police officer and photolithographer at Fort Belvoir.
A member of the McLean Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served a two-year mission in California in the area from Watsonville to Bakersfield.
Mr. Berry enjoyed riding motorcycles with the Wednesday Night Crew in Northern Virginia and singing. He performed with bands in Northern Virginia, Washington and Ocean City, stirring audiences with his powerful rendition of the national anthem. He was a regular at his daughter's West Springfield High School events.
He also enjoyed biking, swimming, skiing, fishing and visiting Ocean City.
His marriage to Gloria Claros ended in divorce. His infant son, Jeffrey Berry, died in 1991.
Survivors include his daughter, Brittany Elizabeth Berry of McLean; his parents, Betty F. and William T. Berry of McLean; two sisters, Leslie Mileson of Stafford and Colonial Beach, Va., and Andrea S. Lotman of Fredericksburg; and a brother, Thomas P. Berry Sr. of Falls Church.
(Washington Post, October 8, 2006)
Jeffrey William Berry (1991 - 1991)*
I WANT TO BE REMEMBERED AS THE GUY WHO COULD ALWAYS BRIGHTEN UP YOUR DAY
EVEN IF I COULDN'T BRIGHTEN UP MY OWN.
Stonewall Memory Gardens
Prince William County
Created by: Buddy
Record added: Oct 10, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22094608