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Joseph Harvey Berry, 95, of Creek Road died Wednesday, August 22, 2007 at the Ashtabula County Medical Center.

He was born January 30, 1912 in Stoneboro, PA, the son of William Joseph and Mary Ellen (Harvey) Berry and had been an area resident most of his life.

A graduate of the Ohio State University, he was a Golden Gloves boxer during the 1930’s

Prior to his retirement, he worked as a landscape architect for the Ohio Department of Transportation. He previously owned Berry Landscape Company and Ashtabula Construction Company.

A member of St. Joseph Church and the BPO Elks #208, Mr. Berry’s favorite pastime was visiting with family and friends. An avid horseman, he especially enjoyed his grandchildren and traveling with his wife.

His survivors include three children, Beth (John) Daugherty of Stow, Mary (Thomas) Rose of Kingsville, and Philip (Jo Merkle) Berry of Athens; five grandchildren, Justin, Erin, Michael, Laura, and Nicholas; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by the love of his life and wife of 53 years, Bernice (Riethman) Berry on February 5, 2005; his grandson, Jeremy Berry; one brother, Charles E. Berry; and his parents.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, August 27, 2007 at 11 AM at St. Joseph Church, 3330 Lake Ave., Ashtabula. Rev. Philip Miller, Pastor will preside. Inurnment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held Sunday, August 26, 2007 from 4 to 7 PM at the Zaback-Ducro Funeral Home, 500 West Prospect Road, Ashtabula.

Contributions may be made to St. Joseph Church.

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