OBITUARY

Orlo Byron Berry Jr.

January 9, 1970March 1, 2018
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Orlo Byron Berry Jr. was born on January 9, 1970 in Urbana Illinois. He is the son of the late Orlo Byron Berry Sr. and Octavia Williams Berry Cardoza.

On March 1, 2018, the sun set for a committed, dedicated, and loving person.

Byron attended preschool and his formative years in Canoga Park, California. After his parents moved, he attended 1st - 5th grades of elementary school in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. The family returned to Northern California where Byron attended 6th grade at Sonoma Elementary in Modesto, California followed by La Loma Junior High School. Throughout elementary and junior high school, he was very active in Boy Scouts and won many badges and awards. He was a star Triple Jumper on the Modesto Thunderbolts Track and Field Team and won many metals including gold, silver, and bronze. Byron played basketball in the city's Junior League and went on to play point guard in high school where his team enjoyed great success.

Byron graduated from Central Catholic High School in Modesto, California in 1988. After graduating, he attended Kansas State University on both basketball and track & field scholarships. Byron transferred to the University of Nebraska his sophomore year as a member of their Track & Field team. There Byron became member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. He enjoyed work, sports, and music. He loved and was very supportive to his family especially his little nieces Lauren and Sarah. Byron loved his friends and coworkers. As a Sales Manager at Spireon in Dallas,Texas, he was impactful in developing a strong sales team and enhancing other aspects of the company. He loved to be helpful and loved to be a success at whatever he engaged in.

He is survived by his mother, Octavia Williams Berry Cardoza, stepfather James Cardoza, brother Channing Berry, sister Sharon Hazel Weatherford, nieces Lauren and Sarah Berry, and sisters-in-law Samantha and Victoria. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and coworkers. He was loved very much by family and friends.

The family invites you to join in remembering and celebrating the life of Byron. Services will be held at Calvary Hill Funeral Home on Friday, March 9, 2018 starting with the visitation from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Liturgy of the Word will start at 1:00 p.m. followed by the burial at Calvary Hill Cemetery.

  • FAMILY

  • He is survived by his mother, Octavia Williams Berry Cardoza (stepfather James Cardoza); one brother, Channing Berry; two nieces, Lauren and Sarah; sister-in-law, Victoria; one sister, Sharon Haze (wife Samantha); and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and coworkers. He was loved very much by family and friends.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, March 9, 2018
  • Liturgy of the Word Friday, March 9, 2018
  • Committal Service Friday, March 9, 2018
REMEMBERING

Orlo Byron Berry Jr.

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Ricky Richard

November 28, 2018

Byron was the best manager I’ve ever had. I remember him having my back no matter what and believing in me more than I believed in myself. Somedays he would pull me aside and talk to me about life in general. If I could be even half the man Byron was, I would consider it a life well lived. Thanks to Byron’s family for lending us such an amazing human being.

Dave Boekholder

March 8, 2018

Byron was a great co-worker and just a fun loving guy. His team loved him and his positive attitude and his smile was a bright light for all around him.

I was fortunate enough to enjoy a team dinner with him the evening before our National Sales & Service meeting and we had many laughs and shared stories about our families and the different paths we all took to get to Spireon.

Byron will be missed and I extend my deepest sympathy to your family.

Sincerely,

Dave Boekholder
Vice President - Sales
Spireon

Kristin Antonio

March 8, 2018

To Channing and the Berry family, We hope you are comforted with the knowledge that your wonderful and loving brother has gone on to his peace and happiness, and will live eternally in your hearts. Our condolences during this difficult time.
The Antonio Family
San Francisco, CA

Tasha Williams-Hudson

March 5, 2018

Byron was in my very first class of nesters at Comcast. He said I was scary, lol. We used to talk football and I remember he told me about his college championship ring that he keeps in his safety deposit box. I was in total awe. One special night, we went out to the Minnesota Music Café after work and just had a ball. Byron gave me and Edna a ride home. Edna never told her BF that she was going out so she got home to police and her mother at the house. She thought her neighbors had been fighting but when she approached the officer about it to make sure that the lady was okay, he asked if she knew Edna. They were looking for her because her BF and mother were filing a missing persons report. Byron and I really slowly drove away, double checking our seatbelts, and Byron made sure to obey every rule of the road, even if he had to describe it out loud to know what it was supposed to be. Man, we laughed about that for years. Best. Night. Ever.

I can't believe you're gone. It just doesn't make sense and I'm having a really hard time processing it. It doesn't seem real. I hope there was no pain, that your actual passing was painless and peaceful. Now, rest in eternal peace. May I see you again on the other side, my friend.

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My big brother Byron #rip

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