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Henry A. Berg, 85, of Panama City, Fla., a former Kenmore resident and a retired chemical engineer, died unexpectedly Monday (Aug. 24, 1998) in his home.

One of six boys, he grew up on a farm in Abrams, Wis., and worked his way through Ripon College in Ripon, Wis., majoring in chemistry. His specialty was paint.

He worked for several companies in the Chicago area and in New Jersey before joining National Gypsum. He was transferred to the Buffalo area in 1956 and, as a production manager, oversaw operations at various plants in the United States and overseas.

After retiring, he moved from Kenmore to Florida in 1976. As a volunteer with an organization of retired executives, he did consulting work in Iran just before the revolution there in late 1970s.

He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in the Town of Tonawanda. In Florida, he was active in St. Dominic's Catholic Church, playing a key role in the building fund drive and in developing church-sponsored housing for seniors.

Active in the Knights of Columbus, he was a fourth-degree grand knight and an Order of Holy Sepulchre knights commander with star.

His wife, Dorothy Trotier Berg, died in February 1997.

Surviving are a daughter, Audrey Mang; four sons, Michael of Chesterfield, Mo., Thomas of Zionsville, Ind., James of Deer Park, Texas, and Philip of Long Valley, N.J.; a brother, Raymond of Green Bay, Wis.; 13 grandchil-dren; and seven great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Dominic's Church, Panama City.

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