Former Village of Rockdale Mayor Henry Berry peacefully passed away, late Thursday. Mr. Henry Berry is survived by his wife of 46 years, Delores (Laurie). He was 81 years old.
Henry was a longtime public servant and community leader, elected Mayor of the Village of Rockdale for 20 years. Henry also served the Village of Rockdale as a Volunteer Fireman for many, many years.
While we are deeply saddened by the passing of Henry, we are grateful that he was able to spend his last days with those that loved him most. He adored his family; his friends and this Village more than words can express. We appreciate the outpouring of support from each and every person and take comfort in knowing that his commitment to serving people will never be forgotten.
Current Mayor Samuel Wyke said in a statement that Henry “will never be forgotten with the Village of Rockdale. He was a Leader with passion, persistence and professionalism.” Mayor Wyke served next to him as a Village Trustee for about 18 years. “I learned so much from Henry Berry personally and professionally,” Mr. Wyke said. “He was a true public servant and a friend who will forever live in the hearts and minds of the people of Rockdale.
Sam Wyke, Mayor of Rockdale