John Clifford Berry, Jr., 82 of Champaign, IL, passed away at 7:09 PM, Sunday, May 19, 2019 at his residence.
Graveside services at Mt. Hope Cemetery will be private. Renner-Wikoff Chapel, 1900 S. Philo Rd., Urbana, IL is assisting the family with arrangements.
John was born June 1, 1936 in Huntington Park, California, a son of John Clifford Sr. and Josefa (Haston) Berry. He married Linda McNamar on May 17, 1989 in Fountain Valley, CA. She survives. Also surviving is a daughter, Caren Munson of Henderson, NV; two sons, John C.(Rhonda) Berry of Jacksonville, Fla. And Jason R. Varvas of Champaign, IL; 5 grandchildren, Lindsay, Greg, Ashley, Erika and Stephanie and three great grandchildren, Dominic, Aria, and Zoe.
John graduated from UCLA with a BS in Engineering and worked as an electrical engineer for Boeing for over 44 years. He was a member of All Souls Presbyterian Church in Champaign, Zeta Psi fraternity and he was founding president of the Sante Fe Railway Historical & Modeling Society.
Memorial Contributions may be made in John's honor to; All Souls Presbyterian Church, 1001 Wright Street, Champaign, IL, Santa Fe Railway Historical & Modeling Society, SFRH&MS 1205 S. Air Depot #101, Midwest City, OK, 73110-4807 or to the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, P.O. Box 15555, Mbagathi, 00503 Nairobi, Kenya.
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