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Paul J. Berry, Sr.

Obituary for Paul J. Berry, Sr.

February 13, 1946 - January 18, 2021
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | Age 74


Paul J. Berry, Sr. of Philadelphia, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, January 18, 2021 at his residence. He was 74 years old. Paul was born in Philadelphia on February 13, 1946 to the late Vincent and Anna (née Fehrenbach) Berry. Paul was a life time resident of Olney and parishioner of St. Helena's Parish as well as a 1964 graduate of Cardinal Dougherty High School. He then served his country honorably in the United States Army and later attended Lyons Technical School where he learned the trade of being an electrician. In his free time, Paul enjoyed traveling, relaxing at home watching Philadelphia team sports, and spending time with his family and beloved pets.

Paul is survived by his wife Carol A. (née Olesiewicz) Berry along with his children: Carolyn Dougherty (Duval Dougherty), Michele C. Berry (Michael J. Mahoney, Sr.), Paul J. Berry, Jr., Michael Berry, Nicholas Berry (Liz) and grandchildren: Duval Dougherty, Jr., Amber Dougherty, Michael J. Mahoney II, Michael J. Reilly, Jeremy A. Hunter, Reese E. Berry, and Nicholas J. Berry. He is survived also by one brother, Thomas Berry and predeceased by one brother, Vincent Berry.

Relatives and friends are invited to Paul's Life Celebration on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at Geitner-Givnish of Olney, 6230 N. 5th St. Philadelphia, PA 19120 from 9:00-10:00 a.m. and then to his funeral mass at 10:30 a.m. at the church of St. Helena, 6161 N. 5th St. Philadelphia, PA 19120. Interment will be at Washington Crossing National Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Paul's name to either the Wounded Warrior Project at or St. Helena's Parish at the church address listed above. Family services are entrusted under the care of Geitner-Givnish of Olney, 215-224-6300.

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Suggested Memorial Donations

  • St. Helena Church
    6161 N. 5th St.
    Philadelphia, PA 19120
  • Wounded Warrior Project

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Geitner/Givnish Funeral Home, Inc.

6230 North 5th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19120
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