Richard Parks Berry (LTC USAF ret.), 87, passed away peacefully on April 16, 2014 at his Sandy Springs, GA home. Richard was a graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point, and married his childhood sweetheart, Patricia Beard, on the day of his graduation in June 1948. He proudly served his country as a USAF pilot for 25 years, which included combat service in Vietnam during 1966-1970. His accolades include the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Bronze Star. After his military retirement in 1973, Richard was employed by Atlanta's MARTA public transit system as an electrical engineer for 14 years. He is survived by Trish, his wife of 65 years, six children, eight grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. A memorial service and reception for friends and family will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at St. Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church in Brookhaven. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090, or online at alz org.