Robert Hugo Berntsen, 88, of Berlin, passed away on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at the St. Vincent de Paul Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Berlin on July 15, 1932 the son of the late Bernt and Esther (Rix) Berntsen and was a lifelong resident. Robert served in the United States Air Force in Korea, after returning home he had been employed at the James River Corporation as a Paper Maker. After his retirement he was a volunteer at Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin. Robert was an avid hunter, fisherman and bicyclist.
Members of the family include his son Bernt “Butch” Berntsen and wife Ellen of Milan; his daughters Debra Berntsen of Berlin and Daphne Berntsen and partner Barbara of Pittsburg; a granddaughter Danielle Bishop; a great grandson Dorian; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Doris M. (Viens) Berntsen and his sisters Natalie Lupien, Dorothy Baillargeon and Louise Tremaine.
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, a Graveside Service with Robert’s immediate family will be held Privately in the Russian City Cemetery in Berlin. Donations in Robert’s memory may be made to Conway Area Humane Society, PO Box 260, Conway, NH 03818. Arrangements are entrusted to the Bryant Funeral Homes, Berlin and Gorham, NH. Messages of condolence may be shared online at www.bryantfuneralhome.net