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Rue S.  Berryman

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“I am so sorry I lost touch. Working at Complex Care Hospital in Sarasota. Jean and my buds I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I wish Englewood...Read More »
1 of 3 | Posted by: Tom Hollingsworth - sarasota, FL

“We met Rue while he was on the City Commission and were impressed with his caring and, concern for the folks in North Port. After he left office we...Read More »
2 of 3 | Posted by: Ken & Kathy Kleinlein - Englewood, FL

“I can only begin with all the memories he shared with me. I spent six years working next to him and Jean. Then another 11 while I was worked at City...Read More »
3 of 3 | Posted by: Maureen Doyle - North Port, FL


Rue S. Berryman, 87, of North Port, formerly of Norfolk, VA passed away Monday, April 23, 2012.

Mr. Berryman served his country during WW II in the U.S. Army Air Corps., continuing his service as a logistics contractor for the U.S. Air Force Civil Services for 40 years. He also served his community as a North Port City Commissioner for 8 years, as an original member of the Impact Advisory Board, a member of the Economic Advisory Board, on the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council, and on the Salvation Army Advisory Board for 20 years. In 2007, Rue was named Citizen of the Year. He was also a lifetime member of the Early Bird Kiwanis Club, and an inaugural member of the Gene Matthews Boys and Girls Club.

He is survived by Jean, his high school sweetheart and wife of nearly 69 years, sons Rue Shelly, Jr., Warren Scott, Joseph Stuart, and Carl Stacy Berryman, all of North Port, several grandchildren, and several great grandchildren.

Rue's life will be celebrated at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at Sarasota National Cemetery, with full military honors. Farley Funeral Home, North Port Chapel has been selected to care for arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, his family requests memorial contributions be made to the Early Bird Kiwanis Club. To send condolences, please visit www.farleyfuneralhome.com.

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