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  • #91
    The family have requested that no flowers or wreaths for the funeral. Again, all are welcome to the service on Friday.

    What we have decided to do is make something pinball related in the form of a plaque and a display cabinet that will have a part synonymous with Greg's love for pinball. We will be looking at making around six of these tributes, which will all be different, and present them to family members as a reminder of his contribution to the pinball community.

    These small cabinets (or something similar) will be from the Australian Pinball community as a whole. They will be produced from the donations already collected, and any donations that will collected via this thread, or a thread of its own.

    At this point, we want to farewell our great friend, and then move on to some form of tribute.
    We are the largest supplier of Pinball Ramps in Australia.
    Distributors for CPR, Pinball Inc, Planetary Pinball, Starship-Fantasy, Ball Baron, Pincore, Cliffy Protectors, Superbands
    http://http://www.rtbb.com.au/
    http://https://www.facebook.com/RideTheBoneyBeast

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    • #92
      A reminder for those able to attend tomorrow:


      Greg Berry Funeral Details

      Friday 27th Feb at 10:00 AM

      Le Pine Funerals, 513 Greensborough Road, Greensborough 3088

      All are welcome to attend to farewell our great friend.

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      • #93
        Originally posted by Homepin View Post
        A reminder for those able to attend tomorrow:


        Greg Berry Funeral Details

        Friday 27th Feb at 10:00 AM

        Le Pine Funerals, 513 Greensborough Road, Greensborough 3088

        All are welcome to attend to farewell our great friend.
        Thank You for the call this afternoon Mike. We pass on all well wishes to the family.
        We are the largest supplier of Pinball Ramps in Australia.
        Distributors for CPR, Pinball Inc, Planetary Pinball, Starship-Fantasy, Ball Baron, Pincore, Cliffy Protectors, Superbands
        http://http://www.rtbb.com.au/
        http://https://www.facebook.com/RideTheBoneyBeast

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        • #94
          Sorry to hear. What a great loss to the pinball community. My best to the family.

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          • #95
            We all celebrated Greg's life today. There was so much more to him than just the pinball stuff. His immediate family treated us as if we were not just his pinball family, but also part of his family. We were proud of the fact that his family NOW know how important he was for the pinball community, and how close his friends were to him. Thanks to all the pinball guys that turned up, the calls and the messages.

            His prized Scared Stiff was set up in the Chapel, and provided all with some funny moments, as the attract mode call outs happened throughout the eulogies.

            The family wish to pass on their thanks for everything the Pinball community have done - the well wishes and the tributes. It has helped them through a rough time in their lives. Every single message helped.

            Greg was so many things to so many of us. He left us too soon. But today was a big step in the healing process.
            We are the largest supplier of Pinball Ramps in Australia.
            Distributors for CPR, Pinball Inc, Planetary Pinball, Starship-Fantasy, Ball Baron, Pincore, Cliffy Protectors, Superbands
            http://http://www.rtbb.com.au/
            http://https://www.facebook.com/RideTheBoneyBeast

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            • #96
              Sounds like an amazing tribute to a celebrated man. I enjoy reading how the formalities of the day were somewhat put aside for Greg's passion - Pinball, and particularly Scared Stiff.

              RIP Good Man.

              I'm off for a game of Scared Stiff - BRB.

              SS.jpg

              ( C'mon - Show us your SS's. )

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              • #97
                Just a quick reminder (and in case people may have missed it) that there is a thread here...
                http://www.aussiearcade.com/showthre...onation-thread
                where you can contribute some funds to buy to a small token of appreciation from the pinball community to be given to various members of Gregs family.
                Dave
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                Remember--The early bird catches the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese!

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                • #98
                  i just realised that greg berry is a name I knew from many many years ago as a software developer - did anyone know if greg worked for the Department of Conservation (and various other name revisions) in the late 80's/early 90's ?
                  HookedOnDefender,TimePilot,CrushRoller,1942,Pacman [original ghost in the machine!] VIDS: DefenceCmnd, Defender(2),Stargate(2),Joust,Joust2,MoonPatrol,Ph oenix,PolePositionII, Pacman, MsPacman, DKJr, MarioBros, LunarRescue,SegaTurbo,FujiSpeedRace PINS: Gottlieb Gladiators WANTED: Robotron, Sinistar, Maketrax, Timepilot & Defender Pinball! SOLD:Qix,Qbert TRADED:Gorf

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                  • #99
                    I was away on vacation when a mate here gave me the incredibly sad news of Gregs passing Greg had more confidence in my products than anyone else very early on and became one of my first distributors. We weren't too far apart in age but he always called me "youngster" What an encouraging guy, bold and straightforward- you always knew where he stood and I trusted his wisdom. He was on my "must have a beer with" list when/if I ever get to Australia. I'm still stunned at his passing and I honestly can't believe he is gone. My deepest condolences to his family. God's peace be with you.

                    Cliffy

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                    • Originally posted by Cliffy View Post
                      I was away on vacation when a mate here gave me the incredibly sad news of Gregs passing Greg had more confidence in my products than anyone else very early on and became one of my first distributors. We weren't too far apart in age but he always called me "youngster" What an encouraging guy, bold and straightforward- you always knew where he stood and I trusted his wisdom. He was on my "must have a beer with" list when/if I ever get to Australia. I'm still stunned at his passing and I honestly can't believe he is gone. My deepest condolences to his family. God's peace be with you.

                      Cliffy
                      We all certainly agree with you 100% - and, welcome to AA

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                      • I only just read all this news.:-(
                        Greg helped me out a lot. I remember him bringing back a NOS WH20 topper decal for me from the US.
                        He wouldn't let them put it under the plane so carried it on in it's awkward protector and sat with it for 24 hours.
                        He wouldn't let me give him anything for freight.
                        Many long, funny phone calls and those cigarette drenched packages of parts.
                        All the best GB, you'll be missed as one of the good guys.
                        stu

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                        • shame to see him go... dealt with him a few times. will be missed, was a great guy.

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                          • Wow only just reading now on Greg's passing (I've been overseas the past couple of months & away from the hobby)
                            Never met the man or even talked to him but I had probably a dozen orders from him in the past couple years.
                            I would always buy parts from him first where possible & was great to deal with.
                            Funny to now read others also getting a strong wiff of cigarette smoke with their parts orders.
                            RIP Greg

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                            • A definite loss to all things Pinball locally and abroad no doubt. Like so many here a short conversation with Greg was not possible. He was probably the the last little gram or so of weight that tipped the scales in my desire to search for a Scared Stiff.I sure as hell couldn't squeeze him hard enough to part with his. Take it easy Big fella and keep on flippin on the other side. Condolences to nearest and dearest.

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