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Robert Edward Berry, 82, Bel Alton
Robert Edward Berry, 82, of Bel Alton died after an extended illness Aug. 24, 2012, at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore.
Born May 25, 1930, in Blacksburg, Va., he was the son of the late George Ivey Dewey Berry and the late Mildred Quteen Cline Berry.
Following his career in the U.S. Army in telecommunications, Mr. Berry worked for the Federal Communications Commission. He administered the project for the Federal Communication Commission Radio Tower atop the World Trade Center. Following that retirement, he worked as a manager for Baldus Real Estate until his final retirement. He was a member of VFW Post 8810 and American Legion Post 293, Waldorf. His primary interests were his family and mall walking and conversing with his many friends there. He also enjoyed to be outdoors and to travel.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Maurice Ray Berry and George Dewey Berry Jr.
He is survived by his wife, Frieda Mayer Berry; children, Robert E. Berry Jr. and his wife, Betty Dickinson Berry of Mechanicsville and Lislotte Berry Haskell and her husband, Trueman Haskell Jr. of Lanham; grandchildren, Elizabeth Haskell, Trueman Haskell Jr. and Robert Emmett Berry; great-granddaughter, Dezerea Berry; brother, Donald L. Berry and his wife, Marlene; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. with VFW prayers at 7 p.m. Sept. 3 at Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, La Plata., where a service will be held at 9 a.m. Sept. 4. Burial will take place at 11 a.m. at Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Comprehensive Transplant Center Gift Fund at John Hopkins Medicine. Checks should be made payable to Johns Hopkins and mailed to the attention of Michelle Golberg, Fund for John Hopkins Medicine, One Charles Center, 100 N. Charles St., Suite 422-A, Baltimore, MD 21201.