Clyde C. Cerett


Clyde C. Cerett, age 83 of New Philadelphia, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, in Aultman Hospital at Canton, following a long illness.

Born in Dillonvale, Ohio, Clyde was the son of the late Charles C. and Rose M. Kimble Cerett and a 1953 graduate of the former Jewett High School in Jewett, Ohio.

In the 1970s Clyde served as a patrolman and former chief of police for the Village of Bolivar. He retired in 1985 from the Timken Company in Canton, where he had worked as a supervisor, and following his retirement, he continued working for Fenton Brothers’ Electric until his retirement in 2009.

Clyde served as a little league coach in Bolivar during the 1960s and '70s and was a member of the New Philadelphia VFW. He loved fishing from his pontoon boat on Leesville Lake, working his small vegetable garden, bowling and visiting his friends at the VFW.

Surviving are Dalene K. Cerett of the residence; three daughters, Darl (Jay) Prevatte of Virginia, Cassandra (Steve) Porter of Canton and Anitra (Frank) Lynn of Georgia; two sons, Rick (Sue) Cerett of Canton and Mike Cerett of Waunakee, Wisconsin; a step-daughter, Heather (Shane) Patacca of Toledo; a step-son, Travis (Katherine) Putnam of Gainesville, Virginia; a sister, June (Fred) Nolen of St. Charles, Illinois; a brother, Albert (Paulette) Cerett of New Philadelphia; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A son, Curtis C. Cerett; four sisters, Ruth Diaz, Virginia Dillehay, Betty Turner and Marlene Custer; and two brothers, Louis Cerett and William Cerett, preceded him in death.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, Feb. 3 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia. A funeral service celebrating Clyde’s life will follow in the funeral home chapel at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Brian Flood officiating. A private burial will be held in Fairview Cemetery at Jewett at a later date.

Those wishing to do so may send the family a personal condolence and light a candle in remembrance of Clyde by visiting the funeral home’s website at

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