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 VOL. 23, NO. 12JANUARY 23, 1998 

Stephen G. Berry, 46, Director of Print, Mail Services

Stephen Berry
Stephen G. Berry, a Columbia administrator for 18 years, died Dec. 31 while on a trip to Ireland to visit his wife's family. He was 46 years old. The cause of death was a heart attack.

  At his death Berry was director of print and mail services at Columbia.

  Berry was born on Nov. 11, 1951. He received his B.A. from Fordham in 1973, and his M.A. and M.Phil in religion from Columbia in 1974 and 1976, respectively. He also worked on a doctorate at Columbia. During the 1970s he compiled a report for Columbia's administrative services which resulted in saving the University $2 million. He joined the University full time in 1979 as director of print services. In 1992 Berry assumed the additional duties of director of mail services. In the past few years his innovations were featured in several trade magazines.

  "He will be sorely missed," said Kenneth J. Knuckles, vice president for support services and Berry's supervisor. "He was very dedicated to improving Columbia's mailing and printing services and he would delight in telling colleagues about the latest technological advances. He was also an articulate advocate for his employees. I will miss him greatly."

  He is survived by his wife, Mary O'Neill Berry; his parents, Pat and Gerry Berry of Exton, Pa.; his father-in-law, Tony O'Neill; his brother-in-law, Declan O'Neill and his family; his sister-in-law, Joan O'Neill, and family and friends in Ireland. A funeral service was held on Jan. 9 A memorial service will be held in St. Paul's Chapel at Columbia on Thurs., Jan. 22, at 4:30 P.M. It is open to all.