Richard Norton "Dick" Berry

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Richard Norton "Dick" Berry Obituary




Dick was one of the greatest men I have ever known. I met him through Lakeshore Rotary and he adopted me as a friend. I served as Treasurer for the Rotary Club and would spend many hours with Dick at his home working on the books with him. My son was about 2 or 3 at the time and would be with me and would play with Peaches our entire stay. There were times we would just stop over so

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Posted by: Mike and Jamie Conrad - Saint Joseph, MI - Friend   Feb 18, 2013

So sorry to hear the news of Dick. Often times, Dick invited me to share lunch at the table of male Lakeshore Rotarians. What a wonderful guy and true gentlemen! Will always remember his big smile and kind words of wisdom.


Posted by: Dr. Janet Burns - Harbor Springs, MI   Feb 13, 2013

I remember what an awesome guy Dick was. He was always such a sweetie to me whenever I came over to visit Scott. He will be greatly missed. Love to the family, you are all in my thoughts today.


Posted by: Sue Snyder Shriber - Lakeside, MI - Friend   Feb 13, 2013

We are so sorry to hear about Dick. I owe him a debt of gratitude. He pulled me around the lake for one whole summer while I was trying to "get up on one"
Lots of skiing memories, dinner parties with Stauffers and Friends, party's on the deck and breakfasts in Sister Lakes.
God love him.
Kay and John Dukesherer


Posted by: Kay Dukesherer - Dowagiac , MI - Friend   Feb 13, 2013
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Posted by: Judy Ferega Velasco - Idaho Falls, ID - childhood peer   Feb 13, 2013

Dick was a great guy and a good friend, who will be missed at the coffee table . We have known him for 30 plus years, and have had immense respect for him. He earned all of his achievments. A good Rotarian and friend.


Posted by: Al and Jan Todd - Stevensville, MI - Friend   Feb 13, 2013

Chris, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. He seemed to be a very thoughtful, caring and intelligent man. He will be surely missed. Our hearts and prayer's go out to you, Scott and your families.


Posted by: Roger, Lisa, Chandler and Zoe Froehlich - Battle Creek, MI - Friend   Feb 13, 2013

I had the opportunity to meet Alyssa's grandfather a few times over the past six months. I first met him when he pulled up on a golf cart to meet me while we were both working the Senior PGA this summer and since then I have run into him at random times at the lake, out to dinner and at association meetings. It was very easy to see why his family loved and admired him so much. He was a

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Posted by: Tracy - Dowagiac, MI - Family Friend   Feb 12, 2013

I was just so shocked to hear of Dick's passing. I first met Dick when Jane asked me to be a bridesmaid in their wedding. I was a Junior or Senior in high school and I was absolutely thrilled to be a part of their special day.
Through the years, they continued to be just a special couple and I always welcomed hearing them say "HI, Gail Ann". Since Janes' passing I would see Dick occasionally at Tosi's and I will

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Posted by: Gail Kenworthy - St. Joseph, MI - cousin   Feb 10, 2013

Mr. Berry wrote the book on being a true gentlemen! I babysat his two children when they were young. He was always very kind to me. I remember him driving me home at night and we had very good conversations. Not to mention he was a very funny man as well. When I think of Mr. Berry - - the first thing that comes to mind back in the 1970's that is.......is all those beautiful BIG CARS he drove. That

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Posted by: Judy Ferega Velasco - Idaho Falls, ID - childhood peer   Feb 10, 2013