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Donald Hamilton Berry
(1930 - 2008)


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Name: Donald Hamilton Berry
Nick Name: Don
Gender: Male
Age: 78 years old
Lived: Wednesday, 15 January 1930 - Saturday, 9 February 2008

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Donald Hamilton Berry

New York City, Saturday, February 9, 2008.   Donald H. Berry, 78, of passed away peacefully at Lenox Hill Hospital. He was born in Salem in 1930, son of Charles and Irene (Skinner) Berry. Attending schools in Salem and Beverly, he graduated in 1949 from Beverly High School, where he was a member of the track team, and co-captain of BHS football team which won the 1948 state championship.  He also attended the Museum of Fine Art School in Boston. His career in Boston and New York included fine arts painting, theatre and television set design, special effects for stage and film, and stage, film and television acting.

He is survived by his wife, Louisa Anderson Berry, their sons, Nicholas Donald Berry and Robin Hamilton Berry, all of NYC; his children by his first marriage to Bertha Gadbois: Jayne Katherine Berry of Searsmont, ME, Michael Hamilton Berry of Devon,UK, Heidi Anne Berry of Hove, UK, Christopher James Berry and grandson, Tomi James, of London, UK, brothers Franklin and William Berry, and a sister, Eleanor Kerth.

He will be remembered for his gentle disposition, exceptional intelligence and impish wit, his multi-faceted creativity and curiosity, and a deeply spiritual nature. His ancestry included Native Penobscot from Maine, early settlers of Essex County, participants in the American Revolution, Abolitionist Movement, Civil War and World War I. During World War II, he served his country in the Merchant Marines. He was active with the Boy Scouts of America and Central Presbyterian Church of NYC, where he taught Sunday school. His presence will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Memorial Donations may be made in his name to: Boy Scouts of America, Greater New York Council, 350 Avenue, 4th Floor, NY, NY 10118. Phone: 212-242-1100, or to the Faith In Action program at Central Presbyterian Church, 593 Park Avenue, NY, NY 10021, FIA is an interfaith volunteer caregiving program of the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation

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Fathers Name: Charles Berry, IV
Mothers Name: Irene Skinner
Country of Birth: USA
Country of Residence: USA
City of Residence: New York City
Occupation: Entertainment
Marital Status: Married
Religion: Other Christian


Favourite Charity: Boy Scouts of America


Place of Passing: New York City
Date of Passing: 9 February 2008
Cause of Passing: undetermined
Type of Funeral: Celebration of Life Presbyterian Church
Place of Burial: Cremation
Funeral Date: 16 February 2008
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