Richard “Rich” Kenneth Berry, 72, of St. Peters, MO, passed away unexpectedly on April 26, 2021 after fighting his battle with lung disease.
Rich was born in St. Louis, MO to Kenneth and Ruth Berry. He contracted polio at an early age, but that never stopped him from making the most of his life. He attended schools in Affton, MO and went on to Rankin Technical College to study drafting. He worked as a draftsman for many years at Nooter/Eriksen.
In 1973, Rich married Marcia and within two years they had their daughter, Jennifer. As a family they loved camping and traveling. Rich was one of a kind, loved tinkering around the house, and could fix just about anything. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather.
Rich is survived by his wife Marcia (nee Haas), daughter Jennifer (Rick) Jung, grandson Alex, brother Dave (Barb) Berry, sister Debbie (Denny) Blankenship and nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Rich’s body was donated to the Gift Body Program at St. Louis University School of Medicine. A memorial celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Details will be shared when available.