Clifford Berentz

June 21, 1938 - January 9, 2020
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Clifford B. Berentz, 81, of lifelong New Philadelphia Quaker, passed away at the Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital on January 9, 2020.

Born June 21, 1938, he was the son of the late Clifford and Lucille (Morrison) Berentz.

On July 27, 1956, Cliff married his lifelong companion and friend, the former Donna L. Vierhe…

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Clifford B. Berentz, 81, of lifelong New Philadelphia Quaker, passed away at the Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital on January 9, 2020.

Born June 21, 1938, he was the son of the late Clifford and Lucille (Morrison) Berentz.

On July 27, 1956, Cliff married his lifelong companion and friend, the former Donna L. Vierheller. Together, they were blessed with the birth of their three children, Diana “Dee”, Renee, and Gayle.

Cliff was an avid outdoorsman, loving to fish and hunt arrowhead. He also enjoyed telling stories to his grandchildren. Most importantly, he was a loving and supportive husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many.

He will be deeply missed by his wife, Donna; his children, Diana “Dee” (Jim) Keen of New Philadelphia, Renee (Dave) Stone of Coshocton, and Gayle (Michael) Ross of New Philadelphia; his grandchildren, Joshua Woodring, Krista (Ryan) Thomas, Ginelle (fiancé, Rodney) Hayhurst, Zach (Emily) Ross, Luke (Karly) Ross, and Sam and Ellie Ross; and great-grandchildren, Ryley Woodring, Adair, Avery, Zoe, Chloe, and Joey, Gracyn and Noah Ross, and Mila Ross; and his dog, Missy.

In addition to his parents, Cliff was preceded in passing by his brother, Dave (Theresa) Berentz; and his nephew, Steve Berentz.

Visitation will be held in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia on Monday, January 13, 2020 from 4 to 6 p.m. Rev. Jim Borton will officiate his service beginning at 6 p.m. in the chapel at the funeral home. Cremation care will follow and inurnment in Evergreen Burial Park at New Philadelphia will be held at a later date.

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Visitation Information

Date: Monday, January 13, 2020

Time: 4:00 pm

End Time: 6:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Monday, January 13, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Cemetery Information

Evergreen Burial Park

Address:

1520 Delaware Drive SE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Inurnment in Evergreen Burial Park at New Philadelphia will be held at a later date.


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Born: June 21, 1938
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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Rick Swaldo posted on 1/13/20

Sorry for your loss. RIP Cliff from a co-worker at Goshen Dairy.

 

John ,Mary,and Jacob Vierheller posted on 1/12/20

Rest In Peace Uncle Cliff! I have wonderful memories of you from my childhood and your calm strength will be missed!

 

MR. & DR. KEVIN B. (DENISE MCENROE) PETITTE posted on 1/11/20

Our Deepest Sympathy, Thoughts and Prayers!

 

Mike & Beth Rankin posted on 1/11/20

So sorry for your loss

 

Sarah mercer posted on 1/11/20

So sorry for your loss

 

Reggie Thomas posted on 1/10/20

Prayers Up and Blessings Down

 

Wayne and Judy Stull posted on 1/10/20

Donna, Gayle and family, we are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

 

Karen Kosegi posted on 1/10/20

I am so very sorry. Cliff was a nice person and always treated me like family. He will be sadly missed.

 

Lynie Eberhart posted on 1/10/20

Gayle, I’m so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your entire Family. ????

 

Barb Keen posted on 1/10/20

God Bless you Donna. To all of Cliff's dear ones.... I am so sad for you, too. I know that your hearts are broken. A lovely man, wonderful husband, father and grandfather is a testament to his kindness and love for you all. You are in my thoughts and in my prayers.I Love, Barb Keen

 

Teresa Litty posted on 1/10/20

Gayle and family, we are so sorry for your loss. May you all be blessed with comfort and peace. The Litty Family

 

Patti Gopp DeVault posted on 1/10/20

May your memories give you comfort at this time of loss.

 

Carolyn Vaughn posted on 1/10/20

Dearest Donna and Family, So very sorry to learn of Cliffs passing, was really nice living close to you on the Southside and growing up w/Cliff and his brother in Schoenbrunn...Thinking of you in prayers and good thoughts ..... Carolyn Cua Vaughn

 

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