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Richard Jay Berry

August 27, 1945 ~ February 14, 2024 (age 78) 78 Years Old


Richard (Rich) Berry, age 78, of Fort Myers, Florida (formerly of Northville, Michigan) passed away peacefully on February 14, 2024. 

Rich (Big Rich) was born August 27, 1945, in Detroit, Michigan to the late Mike and Blanche Berry. 

He was married to his beloved wife the late Judy (Barrett) Berry since February 4, 1966. He was a 1964 graduate of Henry Ford High School in Detroit, Michigan and received his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan. He retired as a Sergeant from the Livonia Police Department after 42 years. 

He is survived by his daughters Jackie Jossey and Michelle (Rich) Baum. His grandchildren Jake (Keri) Jossey, Andrew Jossey (Bryanne Rossman), Michael Jossey, Sam Baum, and Ivy Baum. He was Great Papa to Charlee Jossey, the late Presley Jossey, Kolt Jossey, Hunter Jossey, Henrik Rossman, and Raina Jossey.

His brother the is the late Arthur (Dolores) Berry, along with many nieces and nephews. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests a contribution to Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.

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