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Bradford John "Brad" O'Berry

January 14, 1952 ~ December 24, 2017 (age 65)

The Piano Brothers

     Bradford John “Brad” O'Berry age 65 of Portland, MI, passed away Sunday, December 24, 2017 at his home.

     A Celebration of Brad's life will be held at Ryan's Road House 902 State Street in St. Johns, MI at 3:00 P.M. on Thursday, December 28, 2017. A time of sharing and remembrance will be held immediately following the service until 6:00 P.M.  Private burial will take place at Fulton Center Cemetery, Perrinton, MI at a later date.

    Brad was born in Lansing, Michigan on January 14, 1952 the son of John and June (Richards) O'Berry.  He graduated from Arlington Heights High School.  Brad married Theresa Proko on June 16, 1984 at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church, Perrinton, MI.

    Brad worked at Motorwheel for many years, he went on to sell real estate and he also trained people to become licensed in selling real estate. Brad also worked at Wholert Corporation in Lansing where he focused on payroll.  He was currently employed at Delta Global Services as a supervisor at the Capital Region International Airport, Lansing, MI.  Brad enjoyed fishing, fly fishing, competitive archery, playing football, basketball, golfing and watching TV with his family.  He and Theresa enjoyed going to watch MSU football and basketball.  Brad always dropped Theresa off and picked her up from work at the airport.  He was always there to support his daughter Amber at school sporting events and concerts.  Most of all he loved the time spent with his wife, daughter and son in law and his dog Beau.

   He is survived by his wife: Theresa O'Berry of Portland, MI, daughter: Amber and Lance Dubay of Roseau, MN, niece: Joelle and Andy Conway of California, great niece: Katie Conway of California, mother in law: Eileen Proko of Perrinton, MI, brother in law: Terry and Judy Proko of Houston, TX, nephew: Benjamin and Katie Proko of Houston, TX, niece: Emily and Brad Pearcy of Houston, TX, brother in law: Tom and Jan Proko of Chelsea, MI, nephew: Shawn and Michelle Proko of Chelsea, MI, and his cousin who was like his brother: Scot (Kathy) Richards.  He was preceded in death by his parents, step father Benjamin Butts, and sister Susan Watson.

     Memorials may be made to The Upper Manistee River Association P.O. Box 282 Grayling, Michigan 49738.. Online condolences can be sent to www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, Michigan.


Charitable donations may be made to:

The Upper Manistee River Association
P.O. Box 282, Grayling MI 49738
Email: umra@umrasite.org



 Service Information

A Celebration of Life
Thursday
December 28, 2017

3:00 PM
Ryan's Roadhouse
902 State Street
St. Johns, MI 48879


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