Paul Wesley Berthold, Jr. Obituary

Paul Wesley Berthold, Jr., died suddenly at age 72 in Peninsula, Ohio on April 2, 2022. He fought hard through a 27-year battle with cancer.

Paul is survived by his wife, Linda Cheryl (Coleman) Berthold; his children, Heather Dawn Berthold and Stephanie Lynne (Berthold) Andrews (Scott); his grandchildren, Mackenzie, Parker, Delaney, Wesley and Adeline; his siblings, Sally (Berthold) Spohn (Spartanburg, SC), Linda (Berthold) Manfrass (Ted) (Garrettsville, Ohio) and Kay (Berthold) Guenther (Pat) (Peninsula, Ohio), and many nieces and beloved nephews. Paul was predeceased by his parents, Dorothy Jane (Goldsboro) Berthold and Paul Wesley Berthold, Sr.; his brother, Martin Berthold, and his sister, Bonnie (Berthold) Coughenour.

Paul was born on July 24, 1950 in Akron, Ohio. He graduated from Hudson High School in 1968 and later attended Kent State University, where he earned a business degree. In 1971, during his senior year at KSU, Paul was named co-captain and Who’s Who in the College Athletics book for his outstanding football season. At that time, this posting was considered All-American recognition. Paul has been described as one of Kent State’s men’s soccer greats and an even better person.

Paul married Linda in 1972 and they would have been married for 50 years on December 16, 2022. Paul and Linda met on a blind date through friends who also attended Kent State University. When his father died, Paul took over the family business for a time, Berthold Electric Company, in Barberton, Ohio. Paul and Linda were blessed with daughter Heather in 1977 and daughter Stephanie in 1982. Paul dedicated his life to his family and his cherished home and property.

Paul retired from Thomas and Betts/ABB and competed in the Monday Night Electrical golf league for several decades. Paul was never one to brag, but one of his greatest triumphs was the hole-in-one he landed at Boulder Creek Golf Course. Paul was also a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Akron, Ohio and the Hudson Masonic Lodge.

Paul was described by his friends as a great gentleman who was always smiling and always had the ability to make others laugh. Paul had a steady approach to life and was truly a wonderful human being to all. Paul always took the high road in life and was an especially wonderful husband, father, grandfather (Tappy) and brother. Paul will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

A celebration of Paul’s life is scheduled for April 13, 2022 at Redmon Funeral Home in Stow, Ohio. Calling hours will be from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with a memorial service directly at 6:00 p.m. (REDMON, STOW, 330-688-6631)

Posted on April 10, 2022

Posted in Akron Beacon Journal, Stow Sentry, Hudson Hub Times

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