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Berry, Carole

Carole (Cronin) Berry, of Trinity, FL,age 70, passed away on Tuesday, March 4.  Born and raised in East Lansing MI, she attended Michigan State for her undergraduate education. After completing her JD, and later PhD at Ohio State University, she joined the faculty at Capital University Law School in 1974. There she directed the Law School’s Graduate Tax and Business Programs as well as the Legal Research and Writing Program. A passionate and challenging teacher, Professor Berry taught Tax Research, Tax Procedure, Legal Writing and Research, and Oral Advocacy.  A trail blazer for other female lawyers, in 2004 she was appointed Professor Emeritus at Capital Law. She retired to Florida to live her remaining years in the sunshine with her late husband Robert C. Berry of Trinity, FL. She is also preceded in death by her former husband Robert A. Butler of Columbus, OH. A wonderful and loving mother and doting grandmother, she is survived by her only daughter, Beth Ann Jerskey, and son-in-law, Eric, of Westwood; and grandsons Joshua and Ender of Boston; step-sons Dana Berry of San Francisco and James Doak Berry of NY. A small private memorial service is planned for April. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Carole’s name at the Gifford Cat Shelter, 30 Undine Rd, Brighton, MA 02135  

Guestbook Entries

  1. Jackie Miller
    March 17th, 2014 | 9:42 am

    Beth Ann, I am still reeling from reading your mothers obituary. I knew your mom and dad before you were born. I was at their wedding and your wedding. I had no idea your mother was ill. Please know there is a large void in my life with the loss of both of your parents. Jackie Miller, Colubus, Ohio

  2. Wynne Noble Potter
    March 18th, 2014 | 11:32 am

    Beth Ann, I grew up with Carole in EL and we were roommates at CMU for a year. I am shocked to read her obituary this morning, and sad to think of her gone. I have many fond memories of our times together and am very sad now that we didn’t stay in touch. You are too young to have lost your mom and I’m sad for you, too. But I know you have wonderful memories. Thank you for printing this in the LSJ.
    Wynne Noble Potter

  3. March 18th, 2014 | 12:15 pm

    What a loss to all of us at Capital University Law School! Carole was a dedicated teacher, scholar, and the most wonderful of colleagues. Her joie de vivre was truly inspiring. I will always remember her dancing joyously with Bob at the Barrister’s Ball. She seized life and never let go. We have lost a dear friend in Carole, but she has left her indelible mark on students, the legal profession, and her friends here at Capital. Farewell, Dragon Lady.

  4. Linda Luckenbach
    March 19th, 2014 | 8:49 am

    Carole will be sorely missed here in Heritage Springs. I was fortunate enough to share many happy times with your Mom. We miss her so much already. Our hearts are with Beth and her family at this sad time.
    Linda Luckenbach
    Trinity, Florida

  5. Jane Underwood
    March 20th, 2014 | 10:25 am

    I so enjoyed working with Carole at Capital University Law School – she was always researching and working to further her profession. We worked on untangling her technology issues, both in Columbus and in Florida. She had a real sense of humor about it! I’ll miss her greatly.
    Jane Underwood
    Highland Heights, Kentucky

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