Clyde W. Penrod


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

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

Clyde 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 sergeant (chief radioman). He fought in the Battle of the Bulge, the Battle for the Remagen Bridge, and the invasion and occupation of Germany, and he was awarded 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.

Clyde 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, Jan. 28 from 1-2 p.m. in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory, where Fr. Jeff Coning will lead a service in the funeral home’s chapel at 2 p.m. 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 they would like to thank his friend, Harvey Byers, for the years of golfing and friendship.

Donations can be made to Sacred Heart Church, 139 Third St. NE, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

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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