Wayne David Berkshire

August 5, 1978 - January 7, 2021
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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…

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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.


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700 Fair Ave. NW
New Philadelphia, OH 44663

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Born: August 5, 1978
Died: January 7, 2021

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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.


Cory Elliott posted on 1/16/21

I remember all of the times that Wayne and I would play video games together during our elementary school years. We spent most of our time together just being goofy. He was a good neighbor and a good friend. Even after the years passed and we drifted apart, I always considered Wayne a friend and made sure I said “hi” if I ever saw him at Walmart. Even though it’s been a while since we have seen one another, he will be missed.


Sue Courtwright posted on 1/12/21

RIP to a beautiful soul,My condolences to the family.


Marsha Eudy posted on 1/11/21

Sandy and Kenny, I am so sorry to hear about Wayne. He was such a good person. I just want you to know that I am thinking about you and keeping your family in my prayers.


Michael Patrick posted on 1/11/21

Amanda and family So sorry for your loss Thoughts and prayers


Judy Weber posted on 1/10/21

I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family.


Chris Meek posted on 1/10/21

My sincere condolences to Mandi, Dade and family. It was a pleasure getting to know your family.


Doris Newsome posted on 1/9/21

Shirley and Kenny..I did not know your son and my heart grieves for you.I consider you family thru Angel I know she is taking this very hard as well.Uoi have our greatest condolences to all.of.the family ??


barb posted on 1/9/21

Wayne was a very kind and fun person to work with. Prayers for the family.


Kimberly posted on 1/9/21

To the Berkshire family, So sorry for your lost. Worked with Wayne at both Kmart and Walmart, he was always so kind and will be greatly missed. Take care.


Cheryl (Neumeyer) Johnson posted on 1/9/21

Wayne was an Amazing Man. He would lend a hand to help you, he would give you a shoulder to cry on. He had the best hugs ever and would always know when you needed one. I remember us sitting in my living room on 800 and us watching South Park. Sitting for hours at Donut Connection playing Magic. The Boulevard. Sitting around a fire. Soooo many memories are pouring out. Wayne you will be greatly missed by everyone who had a chance to meet you. My thoughts and Prayers go out to your wife, and your family ? Until we meet again. Love you ?


Barbara Orozco posted on 1/9/21

I didn't get the privilege to meet him but I know he was a good hearted soul. I knew only a handful of his family and I am so sorry for your loss! Prayers for the family.


Ronna Coventry posted on 1/9/21

Sorry for your loss. He was a fun guy to work with. Sending prayers for his family.


Christina menefee posted on 1/9/21

I love you little brother im gonna miss you so much love your big sis christina


Marsha Tacy posted on 1/8/21

So very Sorry for your loss!! You are in my heart, thoughts, and prayers. If there’s anything I can do, please let me know! Love ya Sandy!


Debi Knopf posted on 1/8/21

I am so sorry for your loss. He was one of a kind and he was a good guy. He will be missed greatly!


Sandi Maurer posted on 1/8/21

So sorry Mandi & Dade you hear of the loss of Wayne. May God give you comfort & peace in the days ahead.


Meghan Kobel posted on 1/8/21

My heart weighs heavy today as I say goodbye to you my friend. I will always cherish the good times and laughs we shared at work, and remember all the positive reinforcement you gave to all. That place will never be the same without you. Love you buddy? My deepest sympathy goes out to the Berkshire family. May all the beautiful memories you all shared fill your heart always.


Nagatha Kienzle posted on 1/8/21

Symphony and Condolences to the Berkshire Family


Doris Ellen Berkshire posted on 1/8/21

In loving memory of Wayne David Berkshire God looked around His garden And found an empty space He then looked down upon the earth And saw your tired face. He put his arms around you And lifted you to rest. God's garden must be beautiful He always takes the best. He saw the road was getting rough And the hills were hard to climb, So he closed your weary eyelids And whispered "Peace be thine". It broke our hearts to lose you But you didn't go alone For part of us went with you The day God called you home. All our sympathy to Mandi, Dade, Ken, Sandy He will not be forgotten.


Joe Mann posted on 1/8/21

Crushing news you will be missed Wayne


Mark and Laura Burke posted on 1/8/21

We are so sorry for your loss Mandi and Dade! Wayne you were a great guy with a wonderful personality! Mark had the privilege of working with him for many years at Kmart and Walmart and we were proud to call him a friend. Rest In Peace Wayne.


Patti Richards posted on 1/8/21

Wayne, I really enjoyed working with you. The encouragement you gave me on my bad days, the praise you gave me on my good days. It's going to be so weird not seeing you in the meat department scanning and putting away the truck, who am I gonna get to help me with my counts? You know them numbers so well! You will be missed. Much love and sympathy to your family. I know you are in a better place my friend!


Sheena stolarik posted on 1/8/21

I really did talk him but I use work with him seems very nice person sympathy with his family.


Aimee Willison posted on 1/8/21

So sorry for your loss will b missed by Walmart and all who he helped in any way


Kimberly Montague posted on 1/8/21

Wayne! So many goofy and serious conversations we had. I'm gonna miss you so much friend. Gonna miss seeing that big giant truck of yours and seeing you around town. Thanks for the many good times at work friend. Much love to all the family ?