- On April 28, 2018
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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.