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Clifford Edward Hemlinger

Clifford Edward Hemlinger, 61, passed peacefully Saturday, December 8, 2012 of natural causes. Born June 6, 1951 in Elyria. Clifford was a 1969 graduate of Elyria High School, served in the U.S. Air Force from 1970-1974, and was a 2003 graduate of the University of Akron.

Cliff (or "Kip" as he was known by many) was a highly skilled millwright, ascended ranks to become a vice president at a steel processing plant, briefly ran his own business, and recently retired from the Chrysler Twinsburg Stamping Plant after 19 years as a mechanical engineer. Kip enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, traveling with his wife, and spending time with his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford Preston Hemlinger and Leona Irene Hemlinger (nee Scheaffer). He was loved and will be remembered by his wife, Donna Hemlinger (nee Newcomb); sisters, Barbara Burrer-Crews and Debbie DeLoach; brothers, Chris Hemlinger and Michael Hemlinger; sons, Clifford Edward Hemlinger and Matthew James Hemlinger; grandchildren, Emily, Michael, Natalie, Preston, and Olivia and countless nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

A private memorial service was held at Mount Zion Methodist Church in Elyria.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes Partnership of Cleveland, 3601 South Green Road Suite 100, Cleveland, OH 44122-5719.

Arrangements were handled by Dicken Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Elyria. For online condolences visit

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