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Wednesday August 8th, 2018
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Christian "Clair" Heim

Christian Clair Heim, 84, went home to be with the Lord on August 3, 2018.  He was born February 20, 1934 in Akron, OH to Alice and Emil Heim.

He was active in many organizations and earned his Eagle Scout award in 1950.  He graduated from Kenmore High School in 1951 and attended the University of Akron for two years prior to enlisting in the US Army.   He served in the Korean Conflict until honorably discharged in1956.  He married the love of his life, Barbara Richter, on February 25, 1956.  He graduated from the University of Akron in 1959 with a B.S. in Chemistry and Social Work. In 1961 he earned his Master’s Degree of Science in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University. He worked for Summit County Jobs and Family Services and then for the Brecksville VA Hospital for 42 years until he retired in 2006.

He was a member of Goss Memorial Church and later The Chapel.  He enjoyed his family and spending time outdoors.  He loved to be of help to others and touched many lives with his many kindnesses. 

One of Clair's life verses which he cherished was Proverbs 3: 5 -6                                                   Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Clair was preceded in death by his parents and wife of 57 years, Barbara.    He is survived by his daughter, Rebecca; son, John;  and grandson, Travis.

Friends may call at Bacher Funeral Home, 3250 Greenwich Rd., Norton on Wednesday, August 8th from 4 - 6:30 p.m., with service immediately following at 6:30 p.m. 

Interment at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery on Thursday, August 9th at 10:30 a.m.  Family and friends may meet at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. prior to proceeding to the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Haven of Rest Ministries in memory of Clair. 

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My sincere condolences to Mr. Heim's family and friends. May the God of all comfort who comforts us in our trials so that we can endure and have hope (2 Corinthians 1:3,4), be with all who loved Mr. Heim during this difficult time.

With Sincere Condolences,

Lynn Aug 8 2018 12:00 AM

Our hearts are heavy with the loss of your Father and our dear friend. And so blessed to have known your Dad. Your Dad was a special man..loving, caring, compassionate and funny. We would talk for hours. Josh told him he was like the grandfather he never had. They had wonderful talks of life and love. When Josh would come home after being with your Dad his spirits was so high he loved your Dad. As everyone did. He was very special. As you already know this. He is in Heaven with your Mom and we know hes very happy. He always talked of how much he missed her with tears in his eyes at times...He will be GREATLY MISSED.
Greg Shiryl and Josh

greg shiryl josh Aug 7 2018 12:00 AM

We are truly blessed to have had the opportunity to meet your kind and loving father. He was a gentleman in every sense of the word. Be comforted in the knowledge that he is at peace in the everlasting arms of the Lord.
Bob and Mary Lee

Mary Lee Aug 6 2018 12:00 AM


Expression of Sympathy Aug 6 2018 12:00 AM

Dear Rebecca and John,
Today we lift you up in prayer, with the home going of your father, friend and mentor. We know he is now present with theLord, along with those who have left before him, who know Christ as their Lord and Savior. We will keep you in prayer in days ahead.

Eric Bacher Aug 5 2018 12:00 AM

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