Clyde Penrod

February 6, 1920 - January 24, 2019
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Clyde W. Penrod, age 98, of New Philadelphia died Thursday, January 24, 2019, in the New Dawn Retirement Center at Dover.

Clyde was born in Midvale, Ohio on February 6, 1920, a son of the late Charles W. Penrod Sr. and Margaret Miles Penrod.

He was a 1938 graduate of Midvale High School and was a World War II Ar…

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Clyde W. Penrod, age 98, of New Philadelphia died Thursday, January 24, 2019, in the New Dawn Retirement Center at Dover.

Clyde was born in Midvale, Ohio on February 6, 1920, a son of the late Charles W. Penrod Sr. and Margaret Miles Penrod.

He was a 1938 graduate of Midvale High School and was a World War II Army Veteran. During the war, he served as an Army Master Sargent (Chief Radioman). He fought in the Battle of the Bulge, the Battle for the Remagen Bridge, the invasion and occupation of Germany, and was awarded was a Bronze Star.

Clyde is a former employee of Robinson Clay Products Company (Royal), Warner and Swayze, and Joy Manufacturing at New Philadelphia from which he retired. He was an avid golfer, bowler, and card player and a lifetime member of the New Philadelphia Elks BPOE #510.

He is survived by his sister Linda Penrod Varney of Readfield, Maine; a step-son Ronald Golder (Sherry Wickliff) of Columbus; a sister-in-law, Arlene Zontini Tinker of Dallas Georgia; a brother in law Arnold Zontini Jr. of Fairfield Kentucky, and many nieces, nephews, their families, and many friends.

In addition to his parents, Clyde was preceded in death by his wife of nearly 60 years, Lilian Zontini Penrod whom he married on May 31, 1952; an infant brother, Ralph Penrod; a sister, Minnie Rowan, and a brother, Charles W. “Fritz” Penrod, Jr.

The family will receive guests on Monday, January, 28, 2019, from 1-2 PM in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory where Fr. Jeff Coning will lead a service in the funeral home’s chapel at 2 PM. Military honors will follow and burial will take place in Calvary Cemetery at New Philadelphia.

The family would like to thank New Dawn Retirement Center and its caregivers. In addition, thank you to his friend Harvey Byers for the years of golfing and friendship.

Instead of flowers, donations can be made to Sacred Heart Church, 139 Third Street NE, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

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Visitation Information

Date: Monday, January 28, 2019

Time: 1:00 pm

End Time: 2:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

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116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Monday, January 28, 2019

Time: 2:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, January 28, 2019

Calvary Cemetery - New Philadelphia

Address:

Delaware Drive, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Sacred Heart Catholic Church

139 3rd St NE
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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Born: February 6, 1920
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RALPH SMITH posted on 1/28/19

It was great growing up with uncle Clyde - he was always there when we needed something in the family. When my dad died Clyde would always stop by to see us. And he loved going out for breakfast to visit. I will miss our visits when I travel to Ohio. Rest in Peace!

 

Jim Huff posted on 1/27/19

I was sorry to read of Clyde's passing. Unfortunately I'm in Singapore and won't be able to attend his services. How do you compliment such a great man other than to say that I was very privileged to have known him as long as I had. I've got a great-nephew that was working on a World War II video project for school and I asked Clyde if he would do an interview. Clyde was more than happy to do it and my great-nephew got an "A" on the project. His teacher was absolutely thrilled that Clyde would do that, but that was Clyde; ready to help anyone. He was always willing to help as an Elk. Clyde was so appreciative of "Hop" Byers visiting and bringing him down to Five Waters golf course. We will miss you Clyde. You now can join Lil. God bless.

 

Cheryl J Skinner, Military Veterans Musuem posted on 1/27/19

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Clyde W. Penrod, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Army Veteran, Clyde W Penrod, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

 

JP posted on 1/26/19

Clyde was such an amazing individual and I am so thankful I was able to call him my friend. He was a true hero and patriot for our country in WW II. Over the years I was honored to listen as he shared so many stories about his military service with me. He would often say these aren't the kind of stories people want to listen to. He had a great sense of humor and was always bringing a smile to those around him. He will be missed beyond measure. May God comfort and Bless all who were privileged to have Clyde in their life.

 

Susan Varney posted on 1/26/19

Rest in peace Uncle Clyde.

 

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