Robert ‘Bob’ Berry

Robert J. “Bob” Berry, 70, of Canton, passed away at 6:32 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, at his residence.

He was born Dec. 11, 1945, in Massena, N.Y., to Carlton C. and Marie (Hutchins) Berry.

He married Donna Lycke in Peoria on Feb. 25, 1965. She survives.

Other survivors include four children, John “Bear” (Jody) Berry of Pekin, Bobbie Jo Marshall (Steve Seward) of Canton, Tina Phillips (Bob Edwards) of Springfield and Anna Rife of Peoria Heights; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four siblings, Elizabeth Carpentier of Dunfermline, Karla Balagna of Galesburg, Michael Berry of Louisiana and Sandra (Ken) Holterfield of St. Louis, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Carlton J. Berry and Dale A. Berry; and great-grandson, Noah Kuzniar in 2004.

Bob was a roofing contractor for over 50 years with Berry Roofing. He served as a policeman for the cities of Fairview and Dunfermline, Canton Park District and City of Canton Auxiliary Police. He also worked security for the Elam Private Detective Agency.

Cremation rites have been accorded.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Canton is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Fulton County.

Online condolences may be posted at

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