Beloved Anthony passed away peacefully, surrounded by love and in his own home at 9.19 P.M. on Friday 12th June 2015, having lived with glioblastoma (brain cancer) for 7 years. He was 51 years old. His wife Jacqueline was by his side. Anthony was born in Stamford, CT, on 6th June 1964, son to Ruby Mae Jennings and Clifton Berry (deceased), and brother to Angela Lewis. He grew up in Stamford, CT.After a short time in the Army, Anthony graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Economics from Central Connecticut State University. In 1997 he met his British-born wife-to-be, Jacqueline. They moved to the UK together in 1998 and they married in Lancaster, UK. Anthony loved living in the North of England and made many life-long friends in the three years he spent there. In 2001 they moved back to the USA, settling in Philadelphia, PA. He went on to become a much loved employee of the Social Security Administration Teleservice Center, studied hard to complete various computing courses and worked as a volunteer at Fair Trade store, Ten Thousand Villages in Chestnut Hill, PA. Anthony was a keen fan of New York sports teams. He loved music, science fiction, traveling, and learning about different cultures. Anthony also loved American history, local and world politics. He was a peaceful, community minded man and was a much loved member of both his local & wider communities, with friends and family all around the globe. Anthony was predeceased by his father, Clifton Berry. Besides his wife, Jacqueline, Anthony is also survived by his mother, Ruby; Grandmother, Mary Jennings; Sister, Angela Lewis; Aunts, Anne Jennings and Bobbi Simon; Uncles, Ned Jennings and Johnny Jennings. Nieces, Lisha Berry, Laura and Lindsay Jennings; Nephew, Robert Lewis. Cousins, Michael and Mayte Jennings; Erica Simon; In-Laws, Bill and Mary Rudd and Victoria, Martin, Ash and Ollie Beresford. He is also survived by countless friends, 1 beloved cat, Peloosh, and 2 cats-in-law, Bitty and Boxer. Services for Anthony will be held on Friday June 19th at 3.00 P.M. at Unitarian Universalist Church of the Restoration at 6900 Stenton Ave., Philadelphia PA 19150. The service can also be live streamed at the following url: http://www.uurestoration.us by clicking on the button on the left that says “Live streaming of Sunday Service.”
In lieu of flowers please make any donations in Anthony’s honour to :
The Musella Foundation for Brain Tumor Research and Information, Inc a charity dedicated to helping brain tumor patients through emotional and financial support, education, advocacy and raising money for brain tumor research.
The Leidy Sheeder Bonanno Scholarship Fund for students experiencing financial and personal hardship :
Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences
Director of Financial Aid & Budgets
PO Box 16072
Reading, PA 19612
I am sending my condolences and I’m sure you miss Anthony very much. My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead. May special memories bring you comfort. Please consider the words of comfort and hope found at Acts 24:15. Thinking of the family.
I was a close friend of Anthony’s for several years while we were both students at CCSU. I am terribly saddened to hear of his death. We were very close at a time in both our lives when the companionship meant so much.
So terribly sad….