Maxie M. Berry Jr., who was retired as a civilian employee and as a Coast Guard officer, died Monday at his home on Kimberleigh Road after a long illness. He was 63.
A mass of Christian burial for Mr. Berry will be offered at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church, 4103 Old York Road.
Born in Manteo, N.C., he was reared there and completed his high school education in Elizabeth City, N.C., before enlisting in the Coast Guard. His father and grandfather had served in the Coast Guard's Life Saving Service at Pea Island in the Outer Banks.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, the former Hannah Kerr; a son, R. Anthony Berry of Sparks; two daughters, Helen B. Cole of Reston, Va., and Patricia A. Berry of Stamford, Conn.; his mother, Arounia Berry of Manteo; four brothers, Lindberg and Oscar Berry, both of Manteo, Zion Berry of Barco, N.C., and Donald Berry of Neptune, N.J.; two sisters, Angenora White of Rocky Mount, N.C., and Cora Thompson of Somerville, N.J.; and three granddaughters.