Roland C. Berry
ORMOND BEACH, FL -- Roland C. Berry, 85, of Ormond Beach, FL, passed away unexpectedly on January 19, 2013 at his home.
Roland was born June 22, 1927 in Mexico, ME, the youngest son of Merle and Winnie (Carver) Berry.
A graduate of Mexico High School, Roland went on to work as a salesman for many years with Cushman Baking Company. After leaving Cushman, he became the Buildings, Grounds, and Transportation Supervisor for Maine School Administrative District 43. He was also a volunteer firefighter for the town of Mexico for 42 years, retiring as chief in 1990.
In 2001, he and his wife, Norma, relocated to Florida and settled in the Bear Creek Community of Ormond Beach. Roland dearly loved his children and grandchildren and followed their achievements with great pride. He was an avid bowler and horseshoe player. His greatest passion, however, was fly fishing, particularly at his beloved Four Ponds in Maine. He was most content when he was sitting in a small boat on that Maine Lake, just before sunset, his self-made fly pole in hand, anticipating the rise of that illusive native trout.
Roland leaves behind his wife of 39 years, Norma (Hickey) Berry, Ormond; son, Mark and his wife, Shirley of Daytona Beach, FL; daughter, Robin and her husband, Michael Morrison of Dixfield; six grandchildren, Tanya Vaughn, Michelle and Megan Morrison, and Matthew and Stephanie Berry; one step-grandson, Brian Wheeler; two great-grandchildren, Logan Vaughn and Kiley Rae Berry; and his brother, E. Daile Berry and his wife, Mary of Sun City West, AZ; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Margaret (Milledge) Berry in 1970.
Interment will be held at a later date in Maine.
Arrangements are under the careful direction of Lohman Funeral Home Ormond.