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Harry Berkey
September 16, 2020



Harry L. Berkey, 89, of Marion Center, PA died on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at Indiana Regional Medical Center in Indiana, PA.

The son of Paige W. and Sara A. (Parry) Berkey, he was born on August 14, 1931 in Grant Twp., Indiana Co., PA.

Harry was a graduate of the Green Township High School.

He married his wife Phyllis J. (McCoy) Berkey on June 28, 1958 and they shared over sixty-two years of marriage together.

Harry was a self-employed dairy farmer and a skilled carpenter.

He was a lifelong member of The Church of the Brethren, first attending the Manor Church of the Brethren. Since 1974, he was a member of the Montgomery Church of The Brethren, where he served as a deacon for forty-five years and taught Sunday school for many years. Harry served three years in the Brethren Volunteer Service and during this time he was stationed in Austria for two years.

Harry is survived by his wife: Phyllis of Marion Center, PA; his five children: Robert E. Berkey of Marion Center, PA; Nancy J. Barr and friend Randy Thompson of Clymer, PA; Daniel R. Berkey and wife Nan of Clymer, PA; Bradley E. Berkey and wife Tammy of Commodore, PA; Christopher D. Berkey and wife Charline of Brunswick, MD; his grandchildren: Gabriel and Samuel Berkey and his brother: Robert D. Berkey and wife Janet of Indiana, PA.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his granddaughter: Kayla Mae Berkey and his three sisters: Lila Marie Peckover; Dorothy Louise Peel and Marietta Berkey.

Family and friends will be received on Sunday, September 20, 2020 from 2-4:00 p.m. and from 7-9:00 p.m. at the Montgomery Church of The Brethren at 5227 Purchase Line Rd, Commodore, PA 15729, where an 11:00 a.m. funeral service will be held on Monday, September 21, 2020 officiated by Pastor James Kensinger and Pastor Dale Leverknight. Kindly observe social distancing and please wear a mask.

Private family interment will take place at the Montgomery Cemetery, Grant Twp., Indiana Co., PA

The Rairigh Funeral Home, Ltd. in Hillsdale, PA is assisting with arrangements.

In honor of Harry, memorial contributions may be forwarded to the Montgomery Church of The Brethren at 5227 Purchase Line Road, Commodore, PA 15729.

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