Charles Albert Berryhill, 90, of Waynesburg passed away Sunday April 23, 2023 exactly one year to the day of his beloved wife Marion McCall Berryhill’s passing.
He was born on February 16, 1933 in Waynesburg, Pa, the son of the late Charles Robinson and Carolyn Rea Berryhill.
He was a veteran of the U S Army serving from 1954 to 1957. During military service, he earned the National Defense Service Medal and the Army Occupation Medal (Berlin).
He attended college at Penn State University and then Waynesburg College (University) earning his Bachelor's degree and then earned his Master’s Degree from West Virginia University.
Mr. Berryhill was a school teacher for several decades, beginning his career at Waynesburg College and then as an educator for Central Greene School System teaching literature and college preparation classes.
He loved playing tennis, and was an accomplished shutterbug. He was a Waynesburg Borough Councilman for forty years, most of those years as council president. He loved to travel to Ireland and Scotland where he would meet his bride during his military service. His Scottish Army colleague, Hugh McCall introduced him to his girlfriend’s sister. After only two weeks of courting, his future wife, Marion McCall of Glasgow, Scotland accepted his proposal of marriage. They would not only be partners in life, but would teach in the same department at Central Greene School System for several decades. They were married for sixty -five years until her passing in 2022.
Surviving are two brothers Thomas Berryhill of Big Run, and William (Ellen) Berryhill of Carmichaels.
Also surviving are seven nieces and nephews in the United States and two nephews in Scotland.
He was preceded in death by a sister Mary Alice Sowden.
A Memorial Service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 169 West College Street, Waynesburg, PA on May13th at 2pm.
Arrangements are in the care of DeAngelo Funeral Home in Washington.
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