Vincent (Vince) Paul Berry of Vero
Beach, FL passed away on June 24, 2014. Vince retired there with his
wife, Marion, from New Canaan, CT at the conclusion of his 41 year
career with PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Born in Philadelphia on Oct. 19, 1941 to Vincent Paul Berry and Anna M. (Fehrenbach) Berry, he was educated in the parochial schools and attended La Salle University. He graduated in 1963 with a bachelor's degree in accounting.
graduation, Vince married his high school sweetheart, Marion Williams,
and moved to Buffalo, New York to begin his career at Price Waterhouse
& Co. It was during their 15 years in Buffalo that his three
children were born: Vincent, David and Nicole.
Harkening back to his varsity career, he enjoyed the professional sports of the area, routinely attending the football, basketball and hockey games with his children.
a brief tour in the Pittsburgh office in 1978, Vince accepted a
transfer in 1979 to the New York City office where he worked for 27
years. During that time, he participated in the merger of Price
Waterhouse & Co. with Coopers & Lybrand resulting in
In 2004, he retired as Managing Director, US
Partner Affairs from PricewaterhouseCoopers. During his extensive
career, he was regarded as a gentleman and consummate professional by
his peers and all who knew him. Many sought his counsel and advice. He
loved his time with the firm and the people with whom he worked.
retiring, Vince enjoyed focusing on his family and renewing
friendships. He spent time visiting his children and grandchildren and
welcoming family and friends to his home.
He traveled for pleasure, regaling all with humorous stories of folding his 6-foot, 8-inch frame into ships, planes and buses not built to accommodate people of his size.
is survived by his wife of 51 years, Marion (Williams) Berry, his three
children, Vincent of San Rafael, CA, David of Vienna, VA and Nicole of
Fairfield, CT with their spouses, and five grandchildren.
He is also survived by his two brothers, Thomas and Paul, both of Philadelphia, PA and their spouses, Marion’s five siblings and spouses, and a multitude of nieces and nephews. He was known to all as our Gentle Giant.
A Celebration of Life will take place on July 11, 2014 at 11 AM at St. Thomas More Church, 374 Middlesex Road, Darien, CT 06820. Visiting will begin at 10 AM.
In lieu of flowers, please remember Vince through a donation to his
memory to La Salle University, 1900 W Olney Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19141
or http://www.lasalle.edu/ or The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research at www.michaeljfox.org/ or by mail to Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, NY 10163-4777.
Arrangements are by Strunk Funeral Home and Crematory, Vero Beach.A guest book is available at www.strunkfuneralhome.com.
Editor's note: This obituary was submitted by Strunk Funeral Home.