Benjamin William Berry, Jr., - SAVANNAH - Benjamin William Berry, Jr., loving husband of Catherine Nichols Berry, passed away at Candler Hospital on October 13, 2016, surrounded by his family. He was the son of the late Benjamin William Berry, Sr. and the late Jeannette Floyd Berry. Born in Denver, Colorado in 1951, Ben was a life long resident of Savannah, Georgia. He graduated from Jenkins High School in 1969. , Ben loved the Lord and was a member of St. Paul's Greek Orthodox Church. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Works 508 & 1391 for 42 years. He was also a loyal member of the 165th Georgia Air National Guard, from 1970-1995 and retired as a Tech Sergeant. Ben was employed at International Paper (Union Camp) for over 25 years. He loved to play golf, was an avid enthusiast of model airplanes and later remote control boats. He was a member of the Savannah Prop Twisters and took first place in his aviation division. While in high school, he met his future wife and love of his life, Cathy. It is hard to think about either of them without the other. They had 40 years of marriage and two sons. The loss of Ben leaves a void in the lives of both the Berry and Nichols families. Ben always greeted you with his warm smile and open arms. He was our go to guy and when in doubt, ask Ben. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him. In addition to his parents, Ben is also predeceased by his father in law, Nicholas J. Nichols, of Savannah. He is survived by his beloved wife Cathy and his two sons, Benjamin W. Berry, III of Orlando, Florida and James N. Berry of Savannah, Georgia; his sister, Linda Berry Stein (David) of Jacksonville, Florida; his brother, Kenneth James Berry (Lynn) of Roanoke, Virginia; mother in law, Clarice Hood Nichols, his sister in law, M. Joan Nichols and brother in law, Nicholas Nichols (Gini) all of Savannah; aunts Marilyn Hood Dixon (George) of San Diego, California and Dee Paulsen Nichols of Marietta, Georgia. He is also survived by numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Sunday, October 16, 2016 from 5pm-7pm at St. Paul's Greek Orthodox Church, with the Trisagion at 6:30pm. The Funeral service will be Monday, October 17, 2016, 11am at St. Paul's Greek Orthodox Church. Burial will be in the Bonaventure Cemetery immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers the family requests remembrances be made to St. Paul's Greek Orthodox Church, The Nick and Clarice Nichols AHEPA Scholarship Fund at St. Paul's Greek Orthodox Church both at 14 W. Anderson St., Savannah, GA 31401 or Hospice of Savannah 1352 Eisenhower Drive, Savannah, GA, 31406. Donations can also be made to a charity of one's choice. Savannah Morning News October 15, 2016 Please sign our Obituary Guest Book at savannahnow.com/obituaries .
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