Charles 'Vic' Berry

Friday, June 27, 2014

Charles "Vic" Berry, 83, formerly of Greencastle, passed into heaven on Thursday, June 19, 2014 in Fernandina Beach, Fla.

Vic was born Feb. 11, 1931 in Findlay, Ohio, to Eva Shull Berry and Lewis Berry.

He grew up with his family in Poland, Ind., and attended a small one-room schoolhouse near his home at the Gulf Oil Pumping Station where his father was employed. He was well liked and known for his mischievous antics.

Vic graduated from Bowling Green High School in Bowing Green, Ind.

Vic married Crystal Mae Haverkamp on July 22, 1951, and shortly thereafter served in the Army as an airplane mechanic until 1953.

He was employed by IBM Corp. in Greencastle from 1954 until retirement in 1986.

In 1989 Vic and Cris moved to Fernandina Beach, where many happy hours were spent fishing in the ocean and visiting with friends and neighbors. Vic and Cris attended Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Fernandina.

Vic is survived by his wife, Cris; daughters Sue A. Berry Hildebrand and Diane Berry; grandchildren Crysta Hildebrand, Victor and his wife Julie Hildebrand, Christopher Scott, and Erin Scott; his sister, Ella B. Schutt and her husband Paul Schutt; as well as many well loved nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

A memorial service was held Wednesday, June 25 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Fernandina Beach.

Memorial donations may be made to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 2600 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach, FL 32034.