George E. Berdine

COLUMBIANA- George E. Berdine, 74, died at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 13, 2013, at Maison Aine Nursing Home in Stow.

Mr. Berdine was born Oct. 17, 1938, in New Freeport, Pa., a son of Hiram and Anna Drummond Berdine.

George was a foreman for Columbiana Pump retiring in 2005. He had also been a sports editor for the Morning Journal and Salem News. He was a member of Boardman Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Betty; his step-father, Harold Moninger Sr. of New Freeport, Pa.; a daughter, Linda (Keith) Barkley of Leetonia, and a step-daughter, Donna (Kurt) McBurney of North Lima; three sons, Doug (Chris) Berdine of Columbiana, Richard (Sherri) Berdine of Cuyahoga Falls and Troy (Kim) Berdine of Hanoverton; a step-son, Dale Rosensteel; a sister, Dora Lee (Gary) Huffman of Lima; a half-sister, Pam; a brother, Kay Berdine of New Freeport, Pa; a step-brother, Harold “Smitty” Moninger; a half-brother, Martin Moninger; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Carole Hiscox Berdine, on Jan. 11, 1990; a step-son, Scott Rosensteel; and a sister, Bobbi Ross.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, June 17, 2013, at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home in Columbiana with Pastor Dennis Massie officiating. Burial will follow in Columbiana Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

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