Remembering Glenn Berry
Glenn loved his children and grandchildren with all his heart. One grandson, Charlie "Cheese Doodle" Newman, who has autism, shared a special bond with Glenn. Together, they played with legos, put puzzles together, and regularly attended NASCAR races that benefitted Autism Speaks.
Glenn's family would like to honor his memory and celebrate his life by supporting this cause, which was near and dear to his heart. We invite you to make a gift in lieu of flowers.
Glenn Robert Berry died on Sunday, February 4, 2018 in Palm Coast, Florida, where he lived happily with his wife, Sally, in the sunshine and tropical air. He was 66 years old.
Glenn is survived by his adoring wife of 25 years, Sally Berry; daughters, Meghan Hill Berry (“Wigs”) of Brooklyn, N.Y. and Allison Hill Berry (“Ally Bob”) and her husband, Jeremy Moberg-Sarver, of Maplewood, N.J.; stepdaughters, Stephanie Newman and her husband, Brian Newman, of Berkeley Heights, N.J., and Julie Holliday and her husband, Michael Holliday, of Warren, N.J.; grandchildren, Charlie Newman (“Cheese Doodle”), Charlotte Holliday, Sam Newman, Olivia Holliday, and Gracie Holliday; brother, Thomas Berry, Sr. of Milford, N.J.; nephews, Thomas Berry, Jr. and his wife, Dena Berry, of Cranford, N.J. and Theodore Berry and his wife, Crystal Berry, of Cary, N.C.; sisters-in-law, Nancy Delehey and Joyce Alburtus, both of Brick, N.J.; many loving Bishop and Berry cousins; friends; and a 1932 Ford Model B.
He is preceded in death by his beloved mother, Maxine Berry; father, Thomas G. Berry; and sister-in-law, Jacqueline Berry.
Glenn was born on June 6, 1951 in Summit, N.J. He attended Blair Academy in Blairstown, N.J. and the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, Mass. He enjoyed a successful, lifelong career alongside his brother, Tom, at Verrex Corporation, a Berry family owned business in Mountainside, N.J.
Glenn and Sally, an inseparable duo, traveled frequently to the Caribbean and Bermuda. Glenn told great stories about their travels, adventures with his brother, his childhood with family in Tully, N.Y., mischief making at Blair, and more. Above all, Glenn loved hosting family, particularly grandchildren, at their waterfront home of 13 years in Brick, N.J.
A true handyman with many hobbies and passions, Glenn’s garage was as big as his heart. He bought his first car, the Ford coupe, at age 14, restoring it over many years and winning awards. He enjoyed his many toys — Corvettes, motorcycles and boats — and, just a couple weeks ago, purchased a 1955 Thunderbird. Those who sat with him behind the wheel loved his high speed driving; everyone else on the road didn’t know they were losing a race.
All are welcome to celebrate Glenn’s fun-filled life on Saturday, February 10 from 12 to 4 p.m. at Paul Ippolito Berkeley Memorial, 646 Springfield Avenue, Berkeley Heights, N.J.