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Gary G. Berkey, 62, died Wednesday, May 10, at Elkhart Hospice House. He had been ill since 2014.
He was born April 30, 1955, in Goshen, to Gordon D. and Betty I. (Nagle) Berkey.
He is survived by a half brother, Sherman L. (Vicki) Holdread, New Paris; and guardians, Mark Stouder and Kris Stowe.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Gary was a quality control inspector and die cutter at Flex-Steel for 23 years, retiring in 2009. He was a model railroad enthusiast and member of the N-Gauge Model Railroading Club, Warsaw, and the Elkhart Model Railroad Club.
He enjoyed heavy metal and hard rock music and concerts. Gary was a loyal friend with a soft spot for his cat, Mrs. Kitty.
Friends may call Friday, May 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, where a Saturday, May 20, memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. The Rev. Terry Tyler will officiate.
According to Gary's wishes, cremation will take place at Yoder-Culp Crematory.
Memorial gifts may be directed to the Gary Berkey Guardianship.
To share online condolences, visit www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.
Published on May 12, 2017
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