Floyd E. Berry Jr.

December 25, 2012       

  Floyd E. Berry Jr., 59, passed away at his home on Route 3, town of Ellisburg, after being stricken ill early in the day on Saturday, Dec. 23.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 28, at Carpenter-Stoodley Funeral Home, Belleville, with Rev. Jane Eastham, pastor of the Henderson United Methodist Church, officiating. Spring burial will be in Ellisburg Cemetery. Calling hours will be 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, at the funeral home. 

Born Feb. 5, 1953, in Miami, Fla., a son to Floyd E. Berry Sr. and Veronica Baublitz Berry, he graduated in 1971 from Union Academy Belleville and later received a bachelor's of science degree in chemistry from SUNY Oswego.

In his early years, Floyd worked for Harbor Builders in Henderson and Eastman Construction in Ellisburg. He later worked for many years for Keith’s Radio and TV in both Belleville and Pulaski. He worked for TYCO Industries in Watertown for nine years and was currently working as a lab technician for Aerotek at Bristol-Myers Squibb in Syracuse.

As a young man, Floyd was a motorcycle enthusiast. 

He enjoyed being with his cats and dog.

Floyd is survived by two brothers and a sister-in-law, Arthur D. and Linda, Woodville, and Kevin D., Fairport; a sister, Kathleen A. Mathews, Arlington, Va.; many nieces and nephews. 

He was predeceased by his father in 1982 and his mother in 1979. A brother Robert L. Mathews died in 2000. Floyd’s companion of many years, Valarie Briot, passed away Aug. 15, 2006.

Contributions may be made to the SPCA, 25056 Water St., Watertown, NY 13601.

Online condolences may be made at www.carpenterstoodley.com.

Information provided by Carpenter-Stoodley Funeral Home and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.