Bernard ‘Bernie’ C. Conine

Bernard “Bernie” C. Conine, 88, of Fostoria, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg.

He was born March 15, 1931, in Fostoria, to Kenneth M. and Ruth (Fox) Conine. He married Patsy A. Cunningham April 3, 1951, in Sacramento, California, and she preceded him in death May 30, 2012.

Surviving are two daughters, Stephanie (Mark) Schlagheck of Las Vegas, Nevada and Kristy (John) Janas of Rossford; a son, William A. (Tammy) Conine of Fostoria; five grandchildren; and three great-grandsons.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, James C. Conine.

Mr. Conine served in the U.S. Air Force where he served as a Radar Intercept Officer.

He became a firefighter in 1953, working himself up through the ranks to Captain (1965) and then Chief (1973). He retired as Fostoria Fire Chief in 1984. He is a member or former member of several organizations including: Commander of the Civil Air Patrol, Ohio Fire Chiefs Association and International Fire Chiefs Association.

Visitation is 3-5 p.m. and 6-8 pm. Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, at Hoening & Son Funeral Home, 133 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria, where a Fire Department Honor Guard will take place.

Mass of Christian burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at St. Wendelin Church with the Rev. Todd Dominique presiding. A rosary will be prayed at 10 a.m. at the church. Committal services will follow in St. Wendelin Cemetery with military honors provided by Fostoria United Veterans and then a Fireman’s Last Call. A luncheon will then be served at St. Wendelin Parish Hall.

Memorials are suggested to Fostoria Fire Department, St. Wendelin Catholic Church or Hospice of Northwest Ohio in care of the funeral home.