Rev. Gary J. Berry, 54, of Adams

Tools

Rev. Gary J. Berry, 54, of Adams was called home to be with Jesus, Wednesday, January 1.

Rev. Berry, pastor of the Woodville Congregational Church, passed away from a heart attack he suffered while at work on Wednesday.

Gary was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and he is gone too soon.

He was born in Watertown on March 18, 1959, a son to Harry K. and Nora E. Smith Berry. After graduating from South Jefferson High School in 1977, he went to work for his father at the family business. In 1982, Gary and his brother, Lee, took over ownership of the business and formed Berry Bros. Lumber Co.
 
Gary was called to ministry at the Woodville Congregational Church in 2005 and was currently serving as the church’s pastor. He was a member of the North Country Ministers' Fellowship and an advocate and volunteer for Family Life Ministries. He was serving as the Chaplain for the Smithville Volunteer Fire Department. Gary was an off road enthusiast, volunteering as a trail guide for the Jeep Jamboree and was a member of the Twisted Axle Off Road Club based in Syracuse. He especially loved his Jeep trail rides in Maine.

Gary is survived by his wife, Tamera (Tammy) Foltz Berry, Adams; his children, Tiffany (Kris) Klusacek, Enterprise, AL, Jeremy (Melanie) Berry, Mannsville, Hilary (Jeffery) Remington, Adams; five grandchildren, Sabrina, Kaleb and Kenzley Klusacek, Iliza Remington and Addison Berry; his brother, Lee (Sue), Adams; three sisters, Ruth (Fred) Amos, Adams; Marie (Bernard) Windover, Ellisburg,  Rose Ann (Benny) Hyde, Adams; his brothers-in-law, Mike (Shirley) Hill, Henderson, Craig (AnnElyse) Foltz, Adams, Chris Foltz, Lewisville, OH, Tim (Jodi) Hill, Henderson, Travis Hill, Adams; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, Harry and Nora, and his brother, Carl.

Calling hours for Rev. Berry are Sunday from 1 pm to 5 pm at the Airport Fellowship Church, Route 12F, Dexter. Members of the Smithville Volunteer Fire Department will conduct a prayer service on Sunday at 5:15 pm following calling hours.

The funeral will be at 11am Monday, January 6 at the Airport Fellowship Church with Rev. Tom Wilson officiating, reception to follow. Spring burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Rodman.

Arrangements are with Carpenter-Stoodley Funeral Home, Belleville.

Contributions may be made in his name to the Woodville Congregational Church or to the Smithville Volunteer Fire Department.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.carpenterstoodley.com

                                        



 

Saturday, July 26, 2014
, Watertown, NY
More On Demand

Funeral Homes Listings

Jefferson County:

Bossuot-Lundy Funeral Home, Carthage
315-493-3710

Calarco, D.L. Funeral Home, Watertown
315-782-4910

Costello Funeral Service, Alexandria Bay
315-482-5840

Cummings Funeral Service
Watertown - 315-782-0830
Clayton - 315-686-5101

Frederick Bros Funeral Home, Theresa
315-628-4451

Hart & Bruce Funeral Home, Watertown
315-788-3351

Johnson Funeral Home, Dexter
315-639-6257

Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Watertown
315-782-6580

Cleveland Funeral Home, Watertown
315-788-6180

Cleveland Funeral Home,,Cape Vincent
315-654-2681

Becker-Cleveland Funeral Home, Chaumont
315-649-2912

Bezanilla-McGraw Funeral Home, Carthage
315-493-2621

Carpenter-Stoodley, Belleville
315-846-5211

T.R. Jetty Funeral Home, Clayton
315-686-2414

Piddock Funeral Home, Adams
315-232-4000

Lewis County

Adirondack Funeral Home, Croghan
315-346-6511

Iseneker Funeral Home, Lowville
315-376-8009

Scanlon Funeral Home, Croghan
315-346-6311

Sundquist Funeral Home, Lowville
315-376-2665

St. Lawrence County

IslandView Funeral Services, Morristown
315-375-8258

Hammill Funeral Home, Winthrop

Buck Funeral Home, Norwood
315-353-2112

Fox-McLellan Funeral Home, Ogdensburg
315-393-4870

French Funeral Home, Gouverneur
315-287-2810

Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur
315-287-1330

Phillips Memorial Home, Massena
315-769-3549

Allen-Nichols Funeral Home, Ogdensburg
315-393-2220

Frary Funeral Home, Ogdensburg
315-393-1414

Lawrence Funeral Home, Canton
315-386-8513

O'Leary Funeral Home, Canton

Allen-Denesha Funeral Home, De Kalb Junction
(315) 347-2122

French Funeral Home Inc., Gouverneur

French Funeral Home Inc., Edwards

French Funeral Home Inc., Star Lake

This content requires the latest Adobe Flash Player and a browser with JavaScript enabled. Click here for a free download of the latest Adobe Flash Player.

What's On TonightFull Schedule