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Robert G. Berry, age 82, of Billings, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, at Billings Health and Rehab of melanoma cancer.

He was born Jan. 18, 1930, in Bismarck, N.D., the son of Peter and Margaret (Mayberry) Berry. He attended school and two years of college in North Dakota. He worked as an optician until he entered the army in 1951 and served in Korea. After his discharge in 1953, he worked for Benson Optical in Billings. In 1973 he became employed with Bender's Auction, where he worked for 20 years until his retirement.

He is survived by two cousins and longtime friend Donna Bender and her family, as well as a few of his old drinking buddies.

A memorial graveside service is planned for 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, at Mountview Cemetery in the Veterans' Section.

Memorials may be made to the American Legion, Yellowstone Post #4.

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