SGM Charles Sherman Berry, Jr., USA, Ret., passed away on August 20, 2021 in San Antonio, TX. He was the loving husband of Artiene Berry, his wife of 57 years.
Born Dec. 26, 1941 in Frederick, Charles was the son of the late Henrietta and Charles S. Berry, Sr. He enlisted in the U.S. Army one week after graduating from Lincoln High School in Frederick. SGM Berry served for over 30 years in the U.S. Army, including a tour in Vietnam and postings in Germany, Louisiana, Maryland, Washington DC and Texas. He retired in 1989 to well-earned relaxation and enjoyment of his wife’s homemade sweets. SGM Berry attended Mount Zion A.M.E. Church in Knoxville, MD.
In addition to his loving wife, Artiene, SGM Berry is survived by his son, Charles S. Berry III; a granddaughter, Marisa Montgomery; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and other relatives. His sister, Barbara Jean Pollard, passed away in Virginia hours after SGM Berry’s passing.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 1st from 7 – 9 PM at the Resthaven Funeral Home & Community Center, 9501 Catoctin Mountain Hwy. in Frederick, MD. Due to Covid concerns, masks are required at the visitation and funeral. A private funeral service for family and friends will also be livestreamed at 11:00 AM on Thursday, September 2nd. The livestream may be viewed from SGM Berry’s obituary at www.resthaven.us. Interment with full military honors will follow in Resthaven Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any veterans’ charity.
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