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Robert Bayard Berndt

Robert Bayard Berndt, age 80, of Chadds Ford, PA died suddenly on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at his home.

Rob was born in Chadds Ford, son of the late Bayard and Rita Blatz Berndt. He attended Temple University, Ambler Campus from 1959 to 1962. He also attended the University of Georgia in Athens, GA from 1962 to 1966.

Rob was a planner for the City of Newark, Delaware for over 40 Years. He was also a nurseryman and landscape designer. He owned Burnt Mill Nursery, landscape design and nursery sales business. Rob also served in the Coast Guard Reserve.

Robert is survived by his wife of 35 years, Helen (Dolly), of Chadds Ford, PA, his son Joe, of Wilmington, DE, his stepsons, Eric, of Sutton, MA and Steve, of Las Vegas, NV.

Services are private and at the convenience of the family.

Funeral Services

Services are private and at the convenience of the family.


    Peter Blatz writes,
    Nancy, David and thoughts are with you. Rob made everything grow...he trained me well. I dug many a hole wondering why so big around for such a puny little ball. Rest In Peace Rob.
    01/12/2020 06:06 pm
    Don and Diane Coakley writes,
    So sorry to hear of Rob’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the Berndt family.
    01/13/2020 09:21 am
    David a Kleitz writes,
    Rob was great mentor and a wonderful friend for 20 years plus. He taught me so much about life and deepest condolences to dolly and children.I love rob like a brother,I will never forget my best man.
    01/13/2020 04:04 pm
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    01/13/2020 04:08 pm
    Stephan L Billy lit a candle and writes,
    Rob, I really wish I had a chance to say goodbye. I treasured our friendship and the years working alongside you, both at the City of Newark and with shovel in hand at landscaping jobs. My children will never forget chopping down our Christmas tree every year at your property. You were a workhorse, never still for long; you put younger people to shame with your work ethic! You thought before you spoke, you were humble, you were proud of your family. You were a good man and will be missed. Our condolences to Dolly, Joe, and the rest of the family. Stephan and Jessica Billy
    01/13/2020 07:58 pm
    Bonnie Gaus (Gregg Berndts' daughter) writes,
    I was sorry to hear that Rob has passed away. I will let the rest of Uncle Bob Berndt's family know.
    01/13/2020 09:23 pm
    Jeff Raffel writes,
    I was so sorry to read about Rob's passing. Rob worked as our landscaper for many years. I found Rob to be a man of integrity, responsibility, hard work, and helpfulness. He was a thoughtful person who was willing and able to solve problems we encountered. And most of all, he was a really nice guy. My condolences to the family.
    01/16/2020 09:37 am
    Dan Simpson writes,
    Nancy, Dave and Linda, saddened by the news of Rob’s passing. May God grant him eternal rest and bless his family.
    01/16/2020 07:32 pm

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