John Berry

March 22, 2007

FRANKFORT John Berry, 58, passed away on Monday, March 19, 2007, in Bagdad, Kentucky. Born in Frankfort, Kentucky and a long-time resident of Cincinnati, Ohio, John leaves behind his mother, Mildred Berry (Frankfort), sister Kathie Jeffries (Simpsonville, Kentucky), brother Stanley T. Berry III (Houston, Texas), sons Michael Berry (Cincinnati) and Joseph Berry (Frankfort), daughters Rebekah Berry and Amelia Berry (Cincinnati), grandchildren Aidan and Sabine Berry (Cincinnati), and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Stanley T. Berry Jr. of Frankfort.
John graduated from Franklin County High School before joining the U.S. Navy and later earning an Associates Degree in Linguistics from the University of Kentucky. During the 1970s, he worked for the Catholic Worker movement in New York City and Cincinnati. For over 20 years, he drove a cab in Cincinnati, where he enjoyed conversing with his customers and getting to know his fellow Cincinnatians. Passionate about social justice, he was vehemently opposed to the war in Iraq.
A memorial service will be held at First United Methodist Church in Frankfort at 2 p.m. Friday. The family will be available for visitation at the church beginning at 1 p.m. ?Following the service, guests are invited to join Johns family at the residence of Joseph Berry (directions to be provided at the service). Donations may be made to John Berry Memorial Fund, PNC Bank, 415 Ludlow Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45220.