Wayne David Berkshire, age 42, of New Philadelphia, died in his residence on Thursday, January 7, 2021, following an apparent heart attack.
Born in Hickory, North Carolina, on August 5, 1978, Wayne is a son of Kenny and Sandy Bullard Berkshire of Mineral City.
Wayne was a 1997 graduate of Tusky Valley High School and the Buckeye Career Center, where he studied carpentry. Right out of school, Wayne began working in the Produce Department of the former K-Mart Super Store in New Philadelphia. He was later transferred to the Meat Department and became a meat cutter. Once the store closed, he was offered a position in the Meat Department of Walmart where he has worked for the past 18 years.
Wayne enjoyed detailing cars, helping anyone in need, working on projects in his shed, and being with his pug, Otis. Most of all, Wayne loved being with his family at their home and just being together.
In addition to his parents, he will be deeply missed by his wife, the former Amanda Canfield, whom he married on March 8, 2003; his son, Dade Berkshire of the home; two sisters, Christina Menefee of New Philadelphia and Doris Espenschied-Sommers of Dover and his grandparents, Barb Williams of New Philadelphia and Gary and Doris Berkshire of Dover. Completing the family are his mother-in-law, Gayle “Sis” Canfield; a sister-in-law, Trisha Canfield both of New Philadelphia and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Wayne was preceded in death by his grandfather, Wayne Williams, two uncles, Bradley and Steve; his father-in-law, Max Canfield, and a twin niece and nephew.
In honoring Wayne’s wishes, there will be no public visitation or services. Cremation care will be handled through the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia.
Memorial contributions in Wayne’s name may be directed to the First Church of the Brethren, 700 Fair Avenue NW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.