Daniel Gerard Berry
Mr. Daniel Gerard Berry, 65, of Ellijay, was born Oct. 2, 1952, and passed into heaven Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017. He is survived by wife of 33 years, Sharon Berry; sister-in-law, Carolee Berry, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; chosen family, Fred and Gail Griffis, of Ellijay; cherished pup, Nessa; and beloved kitties, Spot and Lolli; as well as extended family and many dear friends.
He is preceded in death by mother and father, Bernard and Dorothy Berry; stepmother, Ann Berry; brother, Bernard Berry; and sister, Sharon Heidenreich, all of Pittsburgh, Pa.
A native of Pittsburgh, Dan lived most of his adult life in the Tampa, Fla., area until 2015 when he and Sharon moved to north Georgia to pursue their dream of mountain living. He was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from a career in information technology. He was an active partner of The Orchard Church in Ellijay where he served on the Celebrate Recovery, First Impressions and Production Teams.
Dan will be remembered for his heartfelt generosity, unending creativity, love of learning and quirky sense of humor. He was both a visionary and a doer. He loved God, loved others and was a faithful promise keeper.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, at The Orchard Church.
Memorial donations can be made to the American Stroke or American Heart Associations.
Condolences can be made at www.bernhardtfh.com.
Bernhardt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.