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Gerald "Jerry" L. Clinger

January 17, 1943 ~ January 14, 2021 (age 77)

Obituary

Gerald “Jerry” L. Clinger, age 77 of 402 S. Griffith Street, Sycamore, Ohio died at 6:15 A.M., Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Dublin Methodist Hospital. He was born on January 17, 1943 in Bucyrus, Ohio to Henry and Dorotha (Pool) Clinger. He married Janice Kathy (Riedel) Clinger on February 17, 1962 and she survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Jeffrey L. (Michelle) Clinger, rural Tiffin, Ohio and Rodney A. (Jennifer) Clinger, rural Sycamore, Ohio plus four grandchildren, Trevor, Chris, Alec and Chelsea Clinger and seven great-grandchildren. Also surviving are four brothers, David E. (Jenny) Clinger, Kendallville, Indiana, Dan (Ann) Clinger, Findlay, Ohio, Ron (Sue) Clinger, Defiance, Ohio and Bob (Michelle) Clinger, Tiffin, Ohio. He was preceded in death by one brother, Thomas Clinger, besides his parents.                                                    

Jerry was a plumber/pipefitter all of his life, starting out working for Burks and Needles, then part owner of Needles and Associates, then part owner of Wyandot Construction and currently co-owner of Clinger Mechanical.

He was a member of the Sycamore United Church of Christ, a 1961 graduate of Mohawk High School and was a member of Mohawk’s first football team. He served at one time on the board of the Mohawk Community Investors, was a member of NOVFA (Northwest Ohio Volunteer Firemen Association), was a member of the Sycamore Businessmen’s Association and at one time served on the Community Improvement Corporation for the Village of Sycamore. He was a fifty-four year member of the Sycamore Volunteer Fire Department and EMS. He served the Fire Department seventeen years as fire chief, was also an arson and fire investigator. Managed the Kirby Tire Fire as Chief and was very pivotal in the building of the former Sycamore Community Center.                                                                                                   

For hobbies, he loved to hunt, fish, trap shoot, but really loved to work in his woodshop and spend time with his family. 

A memorial service for Jerry will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. at the Walton-Moore Funeral Home, Sycamore, Ohio with the Rev. Dr. Matthew Zuehlke officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery, Sycamore. Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2021 from 11:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. prior to the memorial service.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Sycamore Volunteer Fire Dept. and EMS or the Sycamore American Legion Ballfield in care of Walton-Moore Funeral Home, P.O. Box 350, Sycamore, Ohio 44882. Online expressions of sympathy can be made at www.waltonmoorefuneralhome.com. 

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
January 23, 2021

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Walton-Moore Funeral Home
201 W. Saffel Avenue
Sycamore, OH 44882

Memorial Service
Saturday
January 23, 2021

2:00 PM
Walton-Moore Funeral Home
201 W. Saffel Avenue
Sycamore, OH 44882

Please note
It will be required to wear a mask and social distance if coming to the memorial service or visitation.

Donations

Sycamore American Legion Ballfield
125 S. Sycamore Avenue, Sycamore OH 44882
Tel: 1-419-927-5854

Memorial contributions can be made to Sycamore American Legion Ballfield in care of Walton-Moore Funeral Home, P.O. Box 350, Sycamore, Ohio 44882.

Sycamore Volunteer Fire Department and EMS
106 E. 7th Street, Sycamore OH 44882
Tel: 1-419-927-2900

Memorial contributions can be made to Sycamore Volunteer Fire Department and EMS in care of Walton-Moore Funeral Home, P.O. Box 350, Sycamore, Ohio 44882.

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