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BERT H. WILKINSON

May 24, 1939 — October 2, 2022

Bert H. Wilkinson Sr., 83, of Garrettsville, joined his Lord and Saviour on Sunday, October 2, 2022 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 24, 1939 in Youngstown, Ohio to the late Bert H. and Dorothy (Frost) Wilkinson. He remained in Youngstown until his family relocated to Girard when he was a teenager. He attended Girard High School until his senior year when he decided to enlist in the Air Force, where he earned his GED. He and Rose married June 29, 1957, and they lived in Bethesda Maryland until he was honorably discharged in1961. Returning to Ohio he worked various jobs prior to becoming employed at Flintkote. He remained there until 1973 when he decided to become a truck driver. He trained close to 350 student drivers and earned an honorary driving award for traveling for 3 million miles without an accident. Many knew him from the CB handle "Pipemaker". He enjoyed dancing, swimming, singing, tinkering with HAM radios, and playing cards and chess.

Bert will be deeply missed by his loving children, Bert Wilkinson Jr., Richard (Luanne) Wilkinson, Debra Wilkinson Reed, Mike Wilkinson, Natalie (Steve) Boey, Judy (Greg) Macek; Grandchildren, Jacqueline (Eric) Davies, Sierra (David) Robinson, Aaron (Michelle) Wilkinson, Rachel (Vince) Spiert, Tina (Mark) Gray, Misty Wilkinson, Melissa Valot, Richard (Amber) Wilkinson, Randy (Carly) Jenkins, Jessica Eckman, Jennifer Phelan, Josephine Eckman, Joy Boey, Gregory Macek, Alexander (Diana) Macek, Chelsea (Kevin) Macek, Great-Grandchildren, Abigail, Eliza, Brock, Asher, Jude, Lily, Benjamin, Rose, Daisy, Evelyn, Isaac, Lucas, Zoey, Jeffrey, Gavin, Ava, Olivia, Dylan, Jace, Kaylie, Halyla, Harrison, Noah, Cameron, Hudson, Ari, Carter, Kaidyn, Alexander, Ilyanah, Lailyn, and Peri, Great-Great Grandchildren, Ilaiah, and Kingston.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife Rose Marie in 2020, brothers Clarence and Richard, sister Clara Anne, son David, and granddaughter Dakotah.

Please join the family for visitation on Saturday, October 8, 2022 at St. Ambrose Catholic Church 10692 Freedom St. Garrettsville from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 am. Burial will be at Meadow Brook Memorial Park, with full military honors, where Bert will be laid to rest, beside his beloved Rose and their son, David.
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Visitation

Saturday, October 8, 2022

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church

10692 Freedom Street, Garrettsville, OH 44231

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Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, October 8, 2022

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church

10692 Freedom Street, Garrettsville, OH 44231

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Military Honors

Saturday, October 8, 2022

12:30 - 12:35 pm (Eastern time)

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Saturday, October 8, 2022

12:30 - 12:45 pm (Eastern time)

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