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John Berkey

May 27, 1944 — December 6, 2021

John J. Berkey, 77, of Wooster, died Monday, December 6, 2021 at home surrounded by his family.

John was born May 27, 1944 in Wadsworth, Ohio to Andrew D. and Mary Jane {Flath} Berkey.

John proudly served in the United States Army for 4 years.

He married Sandra Harper on November 5, 1990. She passed in February of 2018.

John worked for Bear Foot Sole and Sealy Mattress Company before retiring in 2006. He enjoyed going to Auctions and spending time with his daughters, son, and grandchildren.

John will be deeply missed by his children Tammie (Mike) Townsend of Wooster and Larry (Chris) Hicks of Polk; Step-children Donald (Sue) Townsend of Larue, David Townsend of New Bloomington, and Kathy (Chuck) Dennawhitz of Akron; many grandchildren and many great-grandchildren; sisters Nancy J. Berkey of Rittman and Sandra (Millart) Frotnier of Wadsworth. The family would like to thank the staff at Ohios LifeCare Hospice for their being there every day and care for John.

John was preceded in death by his parents and brother Andrew R. Berkey.

Private family service will held at Roberts Funeral Home, Hillcrest Chapel.  Burial will be at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, where military rites will be held. Online tributes may be made at Memorial contributions may be made to Ohios LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd, Wooster OH 44691.

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