Robert “Bob” J. Berher

August 9, 1936 - August 7, 2023

Robert “Bob” J. Berher, 86, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, passed away peacefully at home on August 7, 2023.

He was born on August 9, 1936, in Bellaire, Ohio, a son of the late Anthony and Mary Berher.

Bob was a graduate of the St. John’s class of 1954. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Bellaire Council 1246 and American Legion.

His professional journey was marked by success and commitment. He was Regional Manager and Director of Sales at Grocers Development Corporation, Original franchiser of Convenient Food Marts. He also served as a Real Estate Agent at Century 21.

Bob’s devotion to his faith was evident in his membership and active participation in St. Mary’s Church in St. Clairsville, Ohio.

A U.S. Army Veteran, Robert demonstrated his patriotism and willingness to serve his country.

Bob is preceded in death by his daughter Cynthia Berher Halloran and his siblings, Joseph Berher, Richard Berher, Beverly Berher Blaney, Antionette Berher Haynes and Andrew Berher.

He leaves behind a loving family, including his wife of 65 years, Marie (Kazmirski) Berher, and their children: David (Janet) Berher of St. Clairsville, Ohio; Thomas (Mary Ellen) Berher of Centerburg, Ohio; Rene Copeland of St. Clairsville, Ohio; and Suzanne (Neal) Mundie of St Clairsville, Ohio. Additionally, he is survived by his cherished grandchildren: Matthew, Jonathan, Lana, and Amy Berher, Marie Copeland and Joseph Pavelek; a sister, Helen Berher Toth of Brea, California; sisters-in-law Delores Berher of Montgomery, Alabama and Gloria Berher of Silver Spring, Maryland; a brother in law, L. Conrad Blaney of Heath, Ohio and several nieces and nephews.

Bob’s life was one of dedication, perseverance, and love for his family and community. His memory will be cherished by all who had the privilege to know him.

Family and friends will be received at CARE Funeral Home 204 West Main Street, St. Clairsville, Ohio on Wednesday, August 9, 2023 from 6:00pm-8:00pm and Thursday, August 10, 2023 from 2:00pm-4:00pm and 6:00pm-8:00pm with a Knights of Columbus memorial service at 3:45pm and a Vigil at 6pm. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, August 11, 2023 at 11:00am at St. Mary’s Church, 212 West Main Street, St. Clairsville, Ohio with Father Thomas Chillog. Interment to follow at Holly Memorial Gardens, Colerain, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church or St. Mary’s Grade School Capital Campaign at

Visiting Hours

CARE Funeral & Cremation Specialists - Directions
204 West Main Street, St Clairsville, OH 43950
  • Wednesday, August 9, 2023
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday, August 10, 2023
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Thursday, August 10, 2023
6:00 PM

Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists-St. Clairsville Chapel - Directions
204 West Main Street
St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950

Funeral Mass

Friday, August 11, 2023
11:00 AM

St. Mary Catholic Church - Directions
212 West Main Street
St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950

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  • August 11, 2023
    Patricia Valloric says:
    I remember Bob well from when he worked in his dad's store on 37th and Jefferson St. So sorry for your loss. Patty Bauknecht Valloric

  • August 10, 2023
    Tiffany Sommer says:
    Aunt Mimi, Suzie, Rene, Tom, Dave & Janet - I was so sadden to hear of the passing of Uncle Bob and even more that I could not be there with ya'll. He was the greatest! Always so kind and sweet and always had a smile on his face. I will miss him! His voice will echo in memories you hold. His smile will warm you through stories retold. His love will touch you in spirit each day. His life will be treasured in beautiful ways. -unknown Love you all! Our thoughts and prayers are with you❤️

  • August 10, 2023
    Joseph and Diane Hudak says:
    Diane and I lived next door to Marie and Bob for 30 years until we moved to Atlanta. Couldn’t ask for nicer neighbors. Bob always had the right tool for me to borrow when I needed it. His friendship will be missed. RIP Bob.

  • August 09, 2023
    Terence Fowler says:
    Dave: remember, the Spirit of those who have died, Live in the Memories of the Living. As long as we remember him, he shall Live forever. You Dad, you and all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • August 09, 2023
    Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum says:
    May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Robert J. Berher, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Army Veteran, Robert J. Berher, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †