Place of Service
Trinity Baptist Church
Time of Service
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Melvin Jay Berry
He was born October 4, 1936 in Corunna, MI., to the late Frank S. and Hazel E. (Schrepfer) Berry.
On September 1, 1956 he married Elaine M. (Koyne).
Melvin was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Marion, enjoyed being a bus driver for Marion City Schools for twenty five years. He was owner/operator of Cost Plus and Lafayette Radio in Marion for several years and spent his life in the electronics field.
He is survived by his wife, Elaine M. Berry of Marion, OH., daughter, Kim (John) Johnston of Huron, OH., sons, Kevin (Heidi) Berry of Naperville, IL., Kent (Melissa) Berry of Pickerington, OH., seven grandchildren, Jeremy David Johnston, Andrew Berry Johnston, Rebekah Johnston Hilty, Adrianna Elaine Berry, Nicholas Jay Berry, Mark Steven Berry, Joshua Logan Berry, three great grandchildren, Kaden Lane Hilty, Jack Patrick Johnston, Elena Katelyn Hilty, his sister, Wanetta (Richard) Jeffery of Ocala, FL.
He was preceded in death by his parents and eight brothers and sisters.
A Celebration of Melvin's Life will be held Saturday, June 30, 2012 @ 10 AM at Trinity Baptist Church with Dr. Richard Farmer and Pastor Andrew Johnston officiating. The Boyd-Born Funeral Home is handling the arrangements for the family.
As in Life Melvin unselfishly has donated his body to O.S.U. Medical Center for continued research.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations to the Melvin Berry Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund at the James Cancer Hospital.
To make a donation, make a check out to James Cancer Hospital. Checks should include a note referencing Melvin Berry and Pancreatic Cancer Research. Please mail donations to: OSU Medical Center Development att: Tom Muzyka, 660 Ackerman Rd. P.O. Box 183112 Columbus, Ohio 43123. You can also donate online at https://www.giveto.osu.edu/igive/onlinegiving/search_results.aspx?fundnum=301352
On line condolences may be expressed to the family at www.boydbornfuneralhome.com.