Robert “Bob” Berry, 65, passed away on May 15th 2021. He was a resident of Colorado Springs for 51 years and was formerly a resident of Detroit, MI and Cortland, NY. He was an engineer with Johnson and Johnson and had recently retired.

Bob was born on September 16th, 1955 to Raymond Rodney Berry and Eloise Marilyn (Racklyeft) Berry in Cortland, NY.

Bob loved riding his bike, he would ride rain or shine as long as there was no snow or ice. He also enjoyed traveling and had been looking forward to seeing the country during his retirement. He attended Air Academy High School.

He is survived by his children: Jacquelyn Heslep and Catherine Jimenez; his sons-in-law: Derrick Heslep and Joseph Jimenez; his grandchildren: Andrew Jimenez, Haley Jimenez, Brianna Berry, Nehemiah Jimenez, Elijah Heslep, Amelia Jimenez, and Eloise Heslep; and his brothers: David Barnes and Stephen Berry. He was preceded in death by Eloise Berry (mother) and Raymond Berry (father).

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 pm on Monday, May 24th, 2021 at the Shrine of Remembrance, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO. A reception will be held following the Celebration of Life at Farside Lounge, 4375 Airport Rd, Colorado Springs, CO.

Memorials in Bob’s name may be made in lieu of flowers to Children’s Hospital of Colorado Springs,

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This Obituary Has 15 Condolences

  1. Bob you were my best bud and coworker even though I’m not a biker. We were cubes mates for ten years or more. Known you much longer. I really love you brother and will super miss you.

  2. To Bob’s girls (and husband’s), brothers and grandkids we’re so saddened by this tragic news and the void we all feel now without him 💔

    Bob was such a happy guy, fun to be with and a good man.

    We rode thousands of miles together. Lots of smiles and lots of smiles with “The Dry Guy.” Oldies playing on his CVO Street glide. We teased him because he would put on his half gloves when he got cold instead of a jacket with his cut off t-shirt.
    He was always teaching us about the history of different places and things whenever we rode. We will miss his stories, sense of adventure and most of all his laugh.
    We loved hearing Bob laugh!!! ❤ especially when he couldn’t stop and he had tears from laughing so hard.

    We have great memories, pictures and videos. We just wish we could’ve had a lot more in the years to come too.

    Our last ride together was for my birthday last month. We are more grateful now that we had that time all together, not knowing it would be our last ride with Bob.

    God bless you all.

    Sending much love your way ❤
    Chad & Stephanie

  3. Bob, it was my Pleasure & Honor to know and have ridden with you! “Ride On in Heaven Brother!” Thoughts and Prayers for your Soul and Your Family 🙏

  4. Ride On in Heaven Bob, Chapter #2049 will surely miss you and your Cool 😎 Beard!!!

  5. Very sorry for your loss. Bob was taken far too soon and all of us who worked with him are stunned and saddened beyond words. My sincerest condolences to the family.

  6. My heartfelt condolences to you all, I only new bob for a few short months during my time with Johnson and Johnson and he came across as someone who was passionate about his bike as he was his work. I know he had fantastic plans for some great biking tours following his retirement and I was so sorry to hear of his passing.

  7. This is a huge loss. We’ve lost a voice for reason and justice. A kind and gentle force for good. Someone that understood what it means to keep things in balance. A true friend and ally.

  8. I remember Bob coming into Pikes Peak Indian shop with icicles in his beard! I asked him isn’t to cold to ride and he said never to cold! I only stop riding when it snows! Bob loved his motorcycles! Rip 🙏 brother!

  9. Berry family,

    So sorry to hear this news. Bob was a valued employee at the Monument site and supported all critical initiatives. He will be missed. Thoughts and prayers through this difficult time.

    J&J Source Quality team

  10. I am so sorry to hear of Bob’s death. I have known Bob and his brother Steve since the mid 1980’s and Bob’s death, just a couple of months after retirement, is especially sad. Bob always greeted me with a smile and a friendly hello. He will be missed.

  11. My thoughts to his family. My memory of Bob are many. And I am truly sorry to hear of his passing.

  12. Love & Prayers,
    Isaiah 41:13

  13. So sad to hear the bad news , we worked together in monument , had the pleasure attending a Johnny Winter concert with Bob . 😐✌
    May God Bless 🙏 , Agatha & Bob Hamilton.

  14. My prayers are with all of his family. Bob was such a caring person to everyone he met. I remember the last time he came to North Carolina to visit, I got a chuckle out of his telling that he went to have new tires put on his bike and he ended up leaving the dealership with a new bike.
    It was a great looking ride, and I could see how happy he was. He had the greatest smile and the greatest personality. He will be missed, God Bless.

    Cousin Eleanor Berry Dippolito

  15. I had the privilege of enjoying a day of riding with Bob on May the 1st. I discovered an extraordinary human being who demonstrated kindness, intelligence, and a great sense of humor. He lead me up Skyline Drive, which I had never experienced. Wow! We enjoyed a frosty beverage in Canon City, and we purchased “Buck Fiden” T-Shirts, both in XXL to fit our awesome physiques. No matter what your political preference, that’s just funny! I certainly feel cheated that I won’t get to spend any more time with Bob. I will cherish this day with Bob and with his equally impressive friend, Dutch. God Bless you Bob and RIP.

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