The Washington Times-Herald


November 5, 2013

Raymond Berry

HINDOSTAN — Raymond L. Berry, 78, died at 7 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Hospital in Jasper.

Born May 30, 1935, in Daviess County, he was the son of Albert and Myrtle (Franklin) Berry.

Raymond was a graduate of Shoals High School and was a member of St. John Catholic Church in Loogootee. He retired from Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane and had previously worked at U.S. Gypsum, Carnahan Manufacturing and had also been a janitor for the Loogootee School Corporation. Raymond was a former assistant fire chief for the Loogootee Fire Department and was currently on reserve status. He was a member of the Indiana Volunteer Fireman Association, Moose Lodge 1080, American Federation of Government Employees and he was a volunteer at the Loogootee St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry. He was an avid camper, loved to fish and hunt and was an avid Loogootee Lions Fan. In addition, he loved following the activities, successes and careers of his grandchildren and great-grandchild.

He is survived by two daughters, Cheryl Maman of Hammond, and Alicia and husband Marshall Schnarr of Montgomery; one son, Bruce L. and wife Julie Berry of Speedway; two sisters, Dorothy VanHoy of Shoals and Mary Wade of Hammond; seven grandchildren, A.J. and wife Gretchen Berry, Janell Berry, Julia Berry, Jeffery Berry, Gregory Maman, Stephanie Maman and Logan Schnarr; and one great-grandson, Carter Berry.

His wife, Margaret Ann (Hand) Berry, whom he married June 2, 1956, died March 25, 2004. His parents; two sisters, Doris Pilavczyk and Catherine Funk; three brothers, Howard Todd, Walter Todd and Albert Berry; and a son-in-law, Greg Maman, are also deceased.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. John Catholic Church in Loogootee. Burial will be in St. John Catholic Cemetery in Loogootee.

Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Brocksmith-Blake Funeral Home in Loogootee, with an I.V.F.A. fireman’s memorial service at 7 p.m.

Online condolences may be made at

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