Bernard “Bernie” Harry Kellogg passed away peacefully at Heartfields of Cary on July 31st. He was surrounded by his family at the time of passing. A Fremont Ohio native, he was born on September 29, 1929 to Ada and Owen A. Kellogg. Bernie played many sports at Ross High School in Fremont, including track, football, and baseball. He served in the Navy aboard the S.S. Sitkin for four years before attending Bowling Green University where he studied Commercial Art. In 1953 he married his beloved wife, LaRue Nickel. Bernie was employed by Columbia Gas in Columbus as a Business Promotion Manager until 1971 when he became a factory representative for Hardwick Stove Company in Syracuse, New York. The couple moved to Cary, North Carolina in 1976 where Bernie became a factory representative for Whirlpool Corporation, a job he truly loved, eventually retiring in 2001 at the age of 72. Bernie enjoyed many sports throughout his lifetime, particularly golf, tennis, and running; he excelled at softball. He also loved storytelling, performing magic tricks, music, pool, cards, and spending time with the many friends he made over the years. He spent several years teaching computer skills at the Cary Senior Center. Throughout his life, Bernie touched many lives with his heart, his humor, his charm and his generosity. Above all, he loved his family.Bernie is survived by his loving wife LaRue, son Joe Kellogg, daughter-in-law Martha, grandson Adam, and granddaughter Christina. He was preceded in death by his sister, Virginia Hughes. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Autism Society of North Carolina (www.autismsociety-nc.org
), or other charity of your choice.