|Birth: ||Sep. 18, 1930|
|Death: ||Aug. 14, 2009|
Art Berry, 78, was called home Friday, Aug. 14, 2009, after a long battle with leukemia.
Born Sept. 18, 1930, to Herbert and Opal (Motter) Berry and raised in Wayne County, Art married Jo Berry on Oct. 6, 1959. He shared his life with her over the last 50 years. Over the years, they started and raised a family together, never once leaving each other's side.
As owner of A&T Alignment, Art supported his family for more than 40 years, but his devotion to his family did not end there. In addition to owning his own business, Art was a school bus driver, and worked as a welder at Crown Steel and in the garden and grocery sections of Wal-Mart during his retirement.
Art was an active member of Masonic Lodge as a Thirty Second Degree Mason.
Although Art enjoyed working outside in his yard or working on his classic cars in his garage, his true passions were supporting his wife, family and the dogs they took everywhere with them.
Art always put the needs of others ahead of his own, especially in regards to his family. Even during his struggle with leukemia, Art was more concerned with helping others instead of worrying about himself. As a testimonial to the way he lived his life and the way he raised his kids, Art participated in several research trials at Ohio State University and donated his bone marrow on countless occasions in the hope researchers might someday discover a cure for the disease that took him from his family.
Art is survived by his wife, Jo Berry, and their sons, Art Berry, Ted Berry, Scott Berry, and Frank and Dan Berry. Other family members include sister Pauline Wohlgemuth and brothers William, Kenneth, Don Berry.
Art is preceded in death by his two infant daughters, Hope Ann and Elizabeth Velvet; parents, Herbert and Opal Berry; and brother, Virgil Berry.
Created by: Bill Miller
Record added: Aug 17, 2009
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Added: Aug. 17, 2009