Sylvia Z. Berry

PORT ROYAL – Sylvia Z. Berry, 77, of Port Royal, passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014, in the emergency room of Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital.

Born Dec. 2, 1936, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late J. Lloyd and Anna (Snyder) Zendt.

She is survived by: her husband of 56 years, Robert Eugene Berry, whom she married on June 23, 1957; one son, Douglas R. Berry and wife, Linda, of Lewisberry; one daughter, Kathy Holmes and husband, Kenton, of Lewisberry; one sister, Marjorie Z. Hack and husband, Gary, of McAlisterville; and six grandchildren, Seth and Todd Berry, Mackenzie and Megan Holmes, and Ashley and Emily Hardy.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Lee Zendt and Harold Zendt.

Sylvia was a 1954 graduate of East Juniata High School, where she was the class valedictorian. When she retired, she was the supervisor in the Juniata County Office of the Department of Public Welfare.

She was a member of the Port Royal Lutheran Church. She was active in the Port Royal Literary Guild and with several pinochle and bridge clubs. She enjoyed traveling, camping and quilting. She was a Phillies fan. But, most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially with her grandchildren and supporting them in their sports activities.

Her funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 21, 2014, at Port Royal Lutheran Church, 402 Market St., Port Royal, with the Rev. Charles Hershberger officiating. Interment will be in Lost Creek Mennonite Cemetery, Mifflintown.

There will be a viewing from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, at Guss Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown. There will not be a viewing at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Port Royal Lutheran Church Handicapped Accessibility Fund, P.O. Box 267, Port Royal, PA 17082 or to the American Diabetes Association, 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 101, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

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