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Welcome to our CaringBridge site. We've created it to keep friends and family updated. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement during this time when it matters most.

 Chuck has recently been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer that has brought him back to Indianapolis from Useppa Island for treatment and to be with his family and many friends.

Please join me and share your thoughts with Chuck. He has accepted this challenge with courage and determination to see this through one day at a time.



Around Thanksgiving, Chuck Berry was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer which has metasticized to his liver. Chuck and Paula have left Useppa Island and are living up in Indianapolis with Chuck's sister Katie McKinney.   He is under the care of IU Hospital in Indianapolis.

In an effort to make sure that everyone receives the exact information at the same time, we are using the Caring Bridge.  We will try our hardest to ensure that all information is sent out in a timely manner. 

Please feel free to leave messages on here for him/them and we will make sure that all messages get to them.   


Joe & Kitty Lamb signed Charles "Chuck"'s Guestbook.

Dear Paula, We were very blessed to have spent time on Useppa and get to know and love you and Chuck. Having Chuck gone is a tremendous loss for us all. We have such ... Read more

carole kircher signed Charles "Chuck"'s Guestbook.

Chuck will be missed by everyone who knew him.  He was a good friend, good neighbor, good citizen, good guy. Sincerest condolences to Paula and his family. Carole Kircher Read more

Paul Lerner signed Charles "Chuck"'s Guestbook.

Dear Berry Family, I work with Andi and am proud to call her friend.   My family's thoughts and prayers are with you during this this difficult time.  "May ... Read more

Alana McKinney signed Charles "Chuck"'s Guestbook.

I knew Chief Berry before he was a Fire Chief. "Back in the day" we were part of the " Fairway Drive Neighborhood' in Indy. Everyday there would be ... Read more

Norm Stuart signed Charles "Chuck"'s Guestbook.

Dear Paula and family, Chuck Berry  was a man that I respected for his character, integrity and honesty. When I first appointed him to be the very first paid Fire ... Read more

Jerry Guise signed Charles "Chuck"'s Guestbook.

Paula - I am so sorry to hear about Chuck's passing. It has been a long time since I have seen you both, but I have never forgotten the great memories and the incredible ... Read more

Becky Mikesell signed Charles "Chuck"'s Guestbook.

Dear Paula, Darry and I are sending prayers out to you and your family during this difficult time. Remember to hang on to the good memories you and your family and ... Read more

Celeste Berry posted a new journal entry, "Live Broadcast".

We realize that there are so many people who would like to attend Chuck's funeral, but are unable.  Therefore, we have made arrangements for a live broadcast.  To ... Read more

Milli signed Charles "Chuck"'s Guestbook.

Dear Paula, we are so sad to hear of Chuck's passing. It is hard to believe that he is no longer with us and taken so swiftly! Our thoughts and prayers are with you at ... Read more

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