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Peter  Berry

Memorial for Peter Berry

Born in England on Jul. 8, 1936
Departed on Nov. 19, 2016 and resided in Austin, TX.
Memorial Service: Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017
2:00 pm
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Peter Berry Obituary

Peter Berry passed away on November 19 in Austin, Texas. He was born July 8, 1936 in Manchester, England. After attending a Catholic School, he received a BA in Physics from The University of Manchester in 1957. He started work as a scientist at the UK Atomic Energy Commission that same year. In 1964, Peter immigrated to Canada to take a position with the Atomic Energy Commission of Canada in Ottawa, Canada. He left Canada in 1968 to work as Chief Scientist at Texas Nuclear in Austin, Texas. Peter was involved in the development of an array of measurement instruments for industry such as the first Portable Lead Analyzer and the Alloy Analyzer which were honored with several national awards and patents. After Peter retired in 2002, he pursued his interest in gardening and became a docent at the National Wildflower Center and the Wild Basin Natural Preserve in Austin for many years. Peter is survived by Irma, his wife of 49 years, and his children Robert, Samantha, Louise, Jacqueline, Christopher and Michael as well as eleven grandchildren. The family will honor Peter with a Celebration of Life Service on January 7, 2017 at 2 o'clock in the Auditorium of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Avenue, Austin, Texas 78739.

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