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Walter Berry

  • On April 28, 2018

Walter Berry, Age 85 of Washington passed away April 27, 2018.

He was the beloved husband of Jane A. Berry for 64 years.

Born on July 30, 1933, he was the son of the late Cecil Frances and Catherine Minerva Berry.

Loving father of Brian (Lea Ann) Berry and Brad (Sharon) Berry.

Dear brother of the late Shirley Mae Goslin, Phyllis Ann Briggs and Ronald Preston.

Walter was a graduate of Wash High where was a member of the band as a drum major.  Shortly after high school he was drafted during the Korean War.  He attended the Military Band School in Fort Knox, Kentucky where he was a member of the 2nd Army Band.  He attended school in Italy, Switzerland and England.  Walter was a supporter of the Royal Crusader Drummer and Bugle Corps in Finleyville for 8-9 years which was ranked nationally in the U.S. He was a proud Mason Shriner at Washington Lodge 164.  He was on the Board of Trustees at First United Methodist Church.  He retired in 1999.  Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family, he started his 2 sons off early with music, one playing the drums and the other playing the tuba.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Cremation & Funeral Care, 3287 Washington Rd., McMurray, PA 15317, 724-260-5546.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 11am at the First United Methodist Church, 29 N College Street, Washington, PA 1530, 724-222-2520.

Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook at www.cremationfuneralcare.com.

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Ron Kinskey
  • May 1 2018
What can I say but Walter helped me grow into the man I am today! I sure hope Walt will be waiting in heaven to recruit me into the Drum & Bugle Corps that I know he will be organizing there, just the way he recruited me into the Royal Crusaders! In my thoughts and prayers, God bless!
  • May 2 2018
I'm so very sorry to hear of your dear loved one Walter passing away and leaving a hole in the many persons he knew and loved so dearly, but know this even though, death gives us an unspeakable void, when we lose them, God hears our heartfelt pleas, for help and he will answer our prayers, at a moment's notice. But God will do so much more, in the future. He will do something that His Son, Jesus Christ, describes in John 5:28,29 to which we find him giving us a future promise of resurrecting ones like, Walter back to life again, but it doesn't stop there. See when he is brought back, he will be given the opportunity to live forever on a peaceful earth, like it says to us in the Bible at Psalm 37:29 which reads: The righteous will possess the earth and they will live forever on it....so you see, that God, along with His Son, Jesus Christ has a very hopeful future for us humans. So if for any reason anyone of you would to know more about the future and how you can be there, then by all means, feel free to visit us at, JW.org and there you will find many spiritual truths that will give you many reasons to be joyful now and forever...
Diane Scott
  • May 3 2018
Knowing the Berry family. From the age of 14 through his sister Phyliss. You learn things about a family. They where close knit. Accepted me into their homes. When I needed friendship the most. Can not say enough about their showing of Christian LOVE. RIP Walt with your family.
Charlotte M Natili
  • May 3 2018
Dear Arlene, Brian & Brad, We were so sorry to learn about Walter dying. Although we haven't seen him for many years, we remember your kindness to us when we lived on Seminole Avenue. Hopefully you will find peace in knowing what a wonderful husband and father he was to all of you. Sincerely, Ray and Charlotte Natili
Carla Mast
  • May 3 2018
Arlene and family, So sorry to hear of the passing of Walter, such a nice man that loved his family. So happy we got to know him while living on Murdoch. May you always hold him and the memories in your heart. Our Sympathy, Michael and Carla Mast
Charles and Cheryl Riggs
  • May 3 2018
Oh dear Arlene, our hearts are aching for you, and knowing we will never see him again. Charlie really considered him his best friend. We always loved him for the wonderful man he was, and will sincerely miss him. You are certainly in our thoughts and prayers. Charlie and Sherri Riggs
Rev. Lois Swestyn
  • May 3 2018
We are sorry to hear of the death of Walt. He was a wonderful, kind man...one of the best I have known. The Liberty UM Church in Washington appreciated his help with and installation of their chair lifts. The church will miss seeing him at their monthly community dinners. Our prayers and blessings are with the Berry family. "Well done good and faithful servant. Well done indeed!" Andy and Pastor Lois Swestyn, Retired
Lorna Plants
  • May 3 2018
We will miss you, Uncle Walter, You were truly a good, kind Uncle, so thoughtful, kind, caring for all,in so many ways. I know God has seen your Heart and has welcomed you home.His good and Faithful servant. Love to Aunt Arleen, and Boys
Missy Andrews
  • May 3 2018
Brian and family, you have my deepest sympathies. May the Lord wrap his arms around all of you at this time. Love, Missy
Dave Wilson Las Vegas Nv.
  • May 6 2018
To Mrs. Berry, Brian, and Brad my deepest heartfelt sympathies. Your entire family has been a positive influence on me for my entire adult life. May God Bless all of you at this most trying time LOVE to all always