William 'Bill' Berry, 91, passed away Jan. 11, 2018. Survived by his wife, Clara, of 55 yrs.; children, Randy Berry, Vicki (Duncan) Rowley, Scott (Vicki Mallon) Berry, Alan (Linda) Berry, Dayna Berry (Doug Smith); grandchildren, Ashley and David Rowley, Austin Greenwood, Kaylin, Kyle, and Kurtis Berry, Brian and Rebecca Higgs; great-grandchildren, Madison Bermudez, Chase and Brooklyn Higgs; brother, Robert Berry, sisters-in-law, Esther Gennetta, Bonnie Rice, and Bonnie Castellucci; brother-in-law, Gene Castellucci; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Marion 'Bud' and Allida Berry; brother, Charles Berry; and infant sister. Bill was born Dec. 17, 1926, in Pueblo. He served in the United States Navy during WWII. He received the military commendation for work with Sound and Recording Division for the first United Nations Conference in San Francisco in June 1945. He recorded speeches of all 'heads of states' and Pres. Truman; retired from Pueblo School District No. 60, after 30 ½ yrs. of teaching; Pueblo Red Cross Executive Director, Water Safety Instructor, Red Cross Safety Chairman and Board Member; basketball official for 25 yrs., volleyball official for 30 yrs. Bill was a pool manager and swim coach at many local pools. He took pride in being a member of the Centennial High School Hall of Fame, was a Colo. Volleyball Officials Association Hall of Fame Inductee, Pueblo Honorary Member Basketball Association, and the Colo. Board IAABO Lifetime Honorary Member. Bill was also known for sharing his beautiful Christmas light displays and his dahlias. The family thanks Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, at Shrine of St Therese Catholic Church, 300 Goodnight Ave. Online condolences www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. I wanted to add my tribute to a great man and mentor, Uncle Bill. His support and presence were always appreciated especially after my mom died. From his Christmas decorations to fabulous gardens, he always did big things. I will miss his hugs and genuine happiness to always see Joe and I. Love to Clara and the family.

  2. My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Bill. May your treasured memories bring you joy, and may the ‘God of all comfort’ give you strength and a measure of peace for your grieving hearts at this most difficult time.
    2Cor 1:3

  3. Uncle Bill watched over me my entire life: at the City Park and Mineral Palace Park swimming pools where I would swim and he was a lifeguard; during my senior year at the “new” Centennial High where he was a teacher/coach and I was a student; on the golf course with my Dad, Uncle Bob and him to make sure I wasn’t cheating (I was). I was blessed growing up to have many great role models, and Uncle Bill was one that I always looked up to and tried to emulate. He always went above (sitting on a pole for the Red Cross) and beyond (Christmas decorations that could be seen from space). His kids – my cousins, great people every one, are testaments to his life. Aunt Clara, love to my favorite aunt and thank you for all the ways you’ve blessed my life as well.

  4. Dayna and family;

    I am truly sorry for your loss. There is nothing like the loss of a parent and from your many stories of your father he seem liked a great person. My heart goes out to you all as well as my prayers.

  5. Fond memories of my fave Uncle (no disrespect Charlie), Uncle Bill, my teacher at Keating Jr High, happy hunting partner, high diver, fast motorcycle rider, lady killer, bird up on a perch (Red Cross), referee blowing the whistle, Christmas lights brightest on the block, motor home adventurer, burnt waffles on the wall as art, great all around super hero, dad , husband, and awesome all the time. On to your next journey Bill! Send us a post card! Love to the whole Bill Berry family. Ooooo’s

  6. Thinking of all of you in your hour of sorrow and extending heartfelt
    sympathy to the Berry family. May the love of God surround you at
    this time of sorrow.

  7. Spent a number of years working with Bill at Centennial HS. I have fond memories of this time together. Good man. RIP, my good friend. Coach Brockman

  8. I had Mr. Berry as a teacher at Keating Jr. High. He was such a kind man. He was one ood my favorite teachers. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

    Kathy Concialdi-Lawrence

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