Former UC Berkeley professor remembered for teaching, environmental passion

William Berry was an active member of the community as well as a professor.
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William Berry was an active member of the community as well as a professor.

Former UC Berkeley professor William Berry, a passionate paleontologist with an ardor for teaching environmental sustainability, died May 20 from skin cancer complications. He was 79. Born and bred in Boston, Berry completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Harvard University in 1953 and 1955, respectively, and later earned his
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