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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.
Haven of Rest Ministies
P.O. Box 547, Akron OH 44309