A son of the late Earl and Emma Gindlesberger, Clyde was born Sept. 25, 1924, in the Kenmore area of Akron. He graduated from the former Millersburg High School, entered in the U.S. Army, and served in the European theater during WWII. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service, where he served as a rural mail carrier, and was also a longtime member of Grace Lutheran Church, Dover, and a member of the Rural Mail Carriers Association.
In the early 1990s, following retirement, Clyde and his wife, Peg, moved to Bradenton, Fla., and made numerous friends during the decade they lived there; later they relocated back to the Dover area to be closer to family. During his free time, Clyde enjoyed woodworking, oil painting, and creating hooked rugs.
Surviving are a son, John (Sandra) Gindlesberger of Millersburg; a grandson, Hans (Soyeon) Gindlesberger; a great-granddaughter, Eva Gindlesberger; sister, Dorothy Mackey of Wooster; sister-in-law, Pauline Gindlesberger; and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret “Peg” Gindlesberger, whom he married July 5, 1947; brothers, Ralph, Kenneth, and Weldon Gindlesberger; and sisters, Florence Deemer and Donna Norris.
In keeping with Clyde’s wishes, there will be no public services. Private graveside services in which the couple will be buried together will take place in Oak Hill Cemetery, Millersburg, at a later date. Cremation care is being handled through Geib’s Tuscarawas Valley Crematory, Dover.
Those wishing to do so may send the family personal condolences by signing his online registry at http://www.geibcares.com.
Family requests memorial contributions in Clyde’s name to be directed to the Holmes County Humane Society, P.O. Box 442, Millersburg 44654.
Published: August 28, 2011