The Passing of a Legend/Friend

God looked around His garden And found an empty place,

He then looked down upon the earth And saw Clay Berlings’ face.

He put His arm around him, And lifted him to rest,

God’s garden must be beautiful, He always takes the best.

It broke our hearts to lose you But you did not go alone.

For part of us went with you The day God called you home.

by Joe Garcia & Karl Dewazien


Joe Garcia creator of the Fresno State University Bulldog Mascot Logo contributed to Soccer America magazine for over 25 years. Providing illustrations for front-page and other articles including our, ‘Fred Feathers FUNnets’ and my ‘Ask Koach Karl’ contributions.

Clay Berling passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at the age of 86. Read more about our extraordinary friend…

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