John Alva Berry

October 10, 1942 - September 14, 2019

Service Location

Buresh Funeral Home ~ Oscoda, Michigan


A memorial service will be held on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 2 PM at Buresh Funeral Home in Oscoda, MI.

Obituary Notice

John Alva Berry

Age 76 of Oscoda, MI passed away on September 14, 2019 at the MediLodge Nursing Home in Tawas City, MI. He was born on October 10, 1942 in Oklahoma City, OK to the late Alva and Dorothy (Fletcher) Berry. John joined the United States Air Force in 1960 and retired as a MSGT after 26 years of hard work and dedication. He enjoyed fishing, going on picnics, working on and repairing computers and most importantly, spending time with his family. John is survived by his wife, Carole Berry of California; long time friend, Debbie Sersaw; children, Gina (Jacques)Korio, California, Stephen Berry, Oscoda, MI; brother, Ralph Berry; sisters, Cheryle Berry and Jean Berry; grandchildren, Gabriella, Danielle, and Elie Korio, Kayden Berry, 8 adopted grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 2 PM at Buresh Funeral Home in Oscoda, MI. You may offer your condolences online at


I Love You Dad.
— Steve
Dear dad, it’s hard to believe your not here with us. I’ll always cherish our memories, and be thankful for your Love and guidance. My heart is sad but I’m happy your in a better place at peace, watch over us, I love you so much ❤️❤️❤️
— Gina Korio
You always made me laugh, and smile, you may not have been near but you were always here, a simple call away. We never got that bubble wrap, but you don't need it now. You are always gonna be here in our hearts, and memories, and we'll see you again once day. I love you dear cousin, dream sweet.
— Carolyn Aylor
Thank you for being a sweet grandfather for radiating my beautiful mama and for have a natural story telling ability I love you forveer
— Elie Korio
Dream of the day you rest in peace when you are going nowhere in this life and you shut down the window to this world. You do not see condemnation but an entry into a new adventure and you walk in the shining light of Jesus's presence. He will transform you more into the one he designed you to be. Through living close to him you will discover a peace that was previously hidden. In the union with the king of kings, you will be completed and being close to him will give you eternal glory.
— Jacques Korio
Grandpa John, thank you for teaching me not to lie and that cutting my sisters bangs to her forehead maybe wasn't the best idea. I know you suffered alot these past years. May we all find peace knowing that you are no longer suffering, rather off in a peaceful place without physical restrictions. Your stories and life experiences will always be cherished and used as guidance for my own life path. Watch over my mama, I know she loves you! xoxo
— Gabriella Korio
Hi grandpa John. Thank you for all the wonderful stories and laughter that we got to share with each other. I'll forever cherish your amazing ability to share stories and the way you had the most perfect timing to the punchline of every joke. We all can't wait to see you again and sit around listening to all that you have been up to! Mama and I were saying we bet you are up there right now surrounded by your parents, friends, and tons of dogs and animals having the best time ever. What a celebration it must be! I love you so much and I wish I could have one last hug and story from you.

Love you always,
— Danielle Korio
My heart is sad, I will always think of you with love. We shared a lot through the years,and mostly we shared our wonderful children, Gina and Steve. You will be in my heart forever,till we meet again, rest in carole
— Carole Berry
I will forever Remember your BEAUTIFUL soul grandpa, I am grateful for the years I was blessed to spend with you, I’m mad at myself for not calling and checking on you like I should have. You where such a BIG part of my childhood. And I will always remember you for your smile your stories and your unconditional love you showed me. I’m glad you where able to meet lil Brian and I will tell him of you often. We love you forever and always grandpa John.
— Sarah Forbush
Love you my best friend. Bill
— William C Ullman
My deepest condolences. Since our Dad’s passed we cousin have kept in touch. My Dad was your Uncle Ralph James Berry.

Linda Berry Newkirk
— Linda Berry Newkirk

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