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Richard Berry

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.


  1. Dawn on May 4, 2021 at 3:27 pm

    Uncle Rich, I will miss you so much! You had great humor and a wonderful personality. I remember all the wonderful years growing up and going camping, to the lake with the family, all the family get togethers and visits to your house to just take time to be with each other away from this crazy world. Please watch over all of us. Especially Aunt Marcia, Jen, Alex, Rick, my momma Debbie, And Uncle Dave. I feel like a little piece of me has gone with you and I can’t sometimes think of the words to say. But I know you are walking with both legs on the ground and probably getting into a conversation about something to be made brand new (you were a great inventor!) or baseball! Miss you and hugs. Dawn… and kids ❤️

  2. Dennis C Blankenship on May 4, 2021 at 4:56 pm

    Rich,you were one of my two favorite brother-in-laws. You always had an answer when I was available to ask any kind of question? Even though you had some physical limitations you never let that stop you from starting and finishing tasks put in front of you . Your friendship will be surely missed. Thank you for always treating me as part of the Berry family . We will meet again down Gods road. You have left this earth but you will not be forgotten. Dennis

  3. Renee Althauser on May 4, 2021 at 5:18 pm

    You will be missed cousin Richie 😢

  4. David Blankenship on May 4, 2021 at 5:52 pm

    Sorry for everyone about Rich- He will be missed by all, and he will now by ready for you in his family and friends. We will miss him; a great guy -Uncle Dave and Evelyn Blankenship

  5. Larry/Clara Huelsing on May 6, 2021 at 7:53 am

    Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of Rich. I had the pleasure of working with Rich at both Nooter and Nooter/Eriksen for may years. My wife, Clara, also became friends with Marcia and they communicated regularly.

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