Robert ” Brass” Beresford

October 11, 1925 - May 8, 2019
Robert ” Brass” Beresford

Robert “Brass” Jennings Beresford of Wellsville, Ohio passed away on Wednesday May 8, 2019 at his residence following a lengthy illness.
He was born in Wellsville on October 11, 1925 a son to the late Harry R. and Anna Pearl (Metsch) Beresford. Living his entire life in this area, he was a 1944 graduate of Wellsville High School and was employed as a Sheriff for the Columbiana County Sheriff’s office before retiring in 1984. Brass was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp serving during both WWII and the Korean War during the Battle on Okinawa and attended the Covenant Presbyterian Church.
He is survived at home by his wife Bonny M. (Betts) Beresford whom he married May 1, 1954; two sons: Kevin Beresford and his wife Joann of East Liverpool, OH and Betts Beresford and his wife Lora of New Albany, OH; two daughters: Ann Brantingham and her husband Willie of Winona, OH and Amie Hartman and her husband Terry of Carrollton, OH; grandchildren: Joey Beresford, Dalton Vanderpool, Sierra Beresford, George and Bobbie Jo Brantingham, Julie Brantingham, Jimi Brantingham, Jenny and Kimberlyn Brantingham, Carrie and Joe Frankford, Tiffanie and Kevan Grimm and Brittanie Hartman and thirteen great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother: Harry John Beresford and two sisters: Ruth Leona Beighley and Mary Virginia Beresford.
Services will be held at Care Funeral and Cremation Specialist-MacLean Chapel in Wellsville, OH on Friday May 10, 2019 at 4pm with Rick Stanley of Covenant Presbyterian officiating. The Wellsville Masonic Lodge will conduct Masonic services and the Tristate veterans burial group will accord military honors. Burial will take place in St. Elizabeth Cemetery.
Family will be present to receive friends at the Wellsville Chapel on Friday from 1pm up until the time of service at 4 pm.
The Beresford family wishes to extend its heartfelt thanks to the Community Hospice for all the loving care they provided.
In Lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Masonic Lodge #180 which may be made at the funeral home.
Family and friends may view this obituary or send condolences online at carechapel.com or by visiting the funeral homes Facebook page.


Service

Friday, May 10, 2019
4:00 PM

Care Funeral and Cremation Specialists – MacLEAN Chapel - Directions
509 Riverside Avenue
Wellsville, Ohio 43968
330-532-1553

Visitation

Friday, May 10, 2019
1:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Care Funeral and Cremation Specialists – MacLEAN Chapel - Directions
509 Riverside Avenue
Wellsville, Ohio 43968
330-532-1553

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  • May 09, 2019
    Marion L Perkins says:
    What a great person/Sheriff will be sadly missed RIP. Prayers

  • May 09, 2019
    CRYSTAL SICKELSMITH says:
    Please accept my heartfelt condolences for the loss of such a great man. Love to all of you

  • May 09, 2019
    Cheryl J Skinner, Military Veterans Musuem 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 Jennings Beresford, 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 Marine Veteran, Robert Jennings Beresford, 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 †

  • May 09, 2019
    Doug and MaryBeth Jackson says:
    Terry, Amie and family, so sorry to hear about your loss and please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this time and if you need anything at just let us know and God Bless.

  • May 09, 2019
    Jean Leyda says:
    Many wonderful childhood memories of growing up around Bonny and Brass in our old neighborhood in Wellsville. He was a kind and gentle soul, a true Gentleman. Rest in Peace, your Legacy will live on in your Children and your good deeds. My deepest heartfelt sympathy to Bonny, Ann, Kevin,Amie and Betts.