William Berry

Obituary of William Ray Berry

William Berry, 79, passed away June 25, 2021 in Tucson AZ at Cornerstone Specialty Hospital.

He was predeceased by father C.W. Berry, mother Elsie Abernathy, stepfather C.F. Abernathy and brother John Berry.

Bill’s dry, wry commentary on life was “No good deed shall go unpunished.” It belied a lifelong devotion to his immediate and extended family, his country, his workplace and the welfare of others.

Bill retired from long careers in the US Navy and then Raytheon to live out his dream: days filled with reading, travel, telling tall tales and sharing bad jokes, good eating and napping in a big recliner chair with a lap full of adoring rescued dogs.

He leaves behind his beloved wife Kathryn, her daughter and family, sister-in-law Tha Berry and family, a host of cherished cousins and a lifetime of friends.

Many thanks to the multi-disciplinary care teams at Northwest Medical Center, Banner UMC North, Cornerstone Specialty Hospital, Tucson Medical Center, and Foothills Rehabilitation Center.

Services, including inurnment at Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, Marana AZ, will be held at a later date.

Donations in memory of William Berry are suggested to: Friends of PACC or your local animal shelter; The Salvation Army or your local library.

Fair winds and following seas, dear man.

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