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CUMBERLAND Peter Edmund Berry, 83, of Cumberland, died Saturday, April 29, 2017, at Rest Assured Nursing Home.
Born March 27, 1934, in Cumberland, he was the son of the late John Myers Berry and Helen Dickey (Roberts) Berry.
Peter was a graduate of Allegany High School. He attended Colejio San Jose in San Juan, Puerto Rico and the University of Maryland.
He had served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. While in the service, Peter was stationed in Korea and Guam. He was in the Signal Corps.
During his professional life, Peter was in sales for the furniture industry.
Survivors include his brother, David Berry, Cumberland; two nieces, Kristal Berry Breeden and Melanie Berry Wartzack; one nephew, John Thomas Berry; great-nephews, Thomas, Noah, and Luke Wartzack, and Bobby Breeden; and a great-niece, Brittany Breeden-Granger. Peter had many special cousins including Virginia Millholland Schry, Harlan Dickey Smith, Amanda Wilson Ruthenberg, Cornelia Syckes Chorpenning, Adela Roberts Sisk, and W. Milnor Roberts; and several second cousins.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Allegany Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 566, Cumberland, MD 21501-0566.
The family would like to thank the caregivers at Rest Assured for the kind, compassionate care provided to Peter.
The private arrangements are being handled by Upchurch Funeral Home, P.A., Cumberland.
Published on May 10, 2017
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