Robert H. Berntsen

Robert H. Berntsen

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
July 15, 1932 - August 1, 202007/15/193208/01/2020
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Sharon Viens
August 9
My Deeest Sympathies to the family ♡
Carol Laflamme
August 8
Sympathies to your family
Steve & Lucille Michaud
August 7
Dear family, My mother, Rita Croteau, Steve and I met Bob when we attended Tops 54 meetings. He was such a friendly gentleman and we blessed to have known him and Doris. Please accept our deepest sympathy. May your fond memories of him bring smiles to your faces.
Sally Matthews
August 3
My condolences Deb and family.
Betty Lemelin Dube
August 3
Sorry to all of you for your loss. Enjoyed visiting with Bob at St. Vincent's when my Mom was there. RIP.
Emile Buteau
August 3
My sincerest sympathies to Butch and all of the family. Bob is a great person and was a positive influence on me in the time we worked together in the mill. Very fond memories of him will remain with me forever! Rest well my friend!
Monique Couture
August 2
Hunter Tupick
August 2
Our condolences to the family, sorry to hear of the sad news. From family members - Hunter, Alex and Diane Tupick
Dennis Nolan
August 2
RIP Mr Berntsen
Carolyn Letellier
August 2
Such a wonderful man! My sympathies to his family.