Michael Stephen Berry

April 13, 1988 ~ September 12, 2018 (age 30)

Michael Stephen Berry passed away from a drug overdose on September 12 at his family's home in Boardman. Michael was born in Youngstown on April 13, 1988, the son of Stephen and Becky (Mathey) Berry.

Michael attended Boardman Schools and graduated from Boardman High in 2007. At Boardman High he played on the freshman football, basketball, baseball and track teams. He also played youth baseball in the Boardman Little League, Pony League and Youngstown Class 'b' League.

Later, he attended Columbus State University and graduated with a degree in Construction Management. Michael was then employed by J. Ferguson Construction of Weatherford, Texas for three years before forming his own construction company, Berrola Group, with two other partners. During his career in construction, Michael worked on hospitality projects in Colorado, Utah, Texas, Florida, West Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Ohio.

He was an avid fan of the Cleveland Browns, Indians and Cavaliers. His interests also included snowboarding in the Rocky Mountains, golfing, yoga and vacationing with his family in Siesta Key, Florida.

Besides his parents, he leaves his sister, Stephanie Berry of Austin, Texas; Grandparents, Kathryn Mathey and Suzanne Berry. He also leaves several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his two grandfathers, John Mathey, and Frank L. Berry.

A funeral service will be held at 5:00 p.m. Saturday, September 15, 2018 at the Davis-Becker Funeral Home in Boardman. Friends may call from 3-4:45 p.m. prior to the services at the funeral home.

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