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Donald Burton LeClaire
Birth: Oct. 5, 1920
Onondaga County
New York, USA
Death: Mar. 17, 1986
Las Vegas
Clark County
Nevada, USA

Born to Lawrence Kern and Dora(Swartwood) LeClaire, and only child.

He graduated high school and worked for Smith Corona typerwriters in Syracuse, NY. March 18,1941, he joined the Navy. He traveled the 7 seas, RECIEVING WORLD WAR II VICTORY MEDAL, ASIATIC PACIFIC WITH 1 STAR, PHILIPPINE LIBERATION WITH 1 STAR.
He caught REUMATIC FEVER IN 1946. The Navy stationed him at CORONA NAVY HOSPITAL Norco,CA. There he meet my 18 year old mother, they where married 2 weeks later. He mustered out after 8 YEARS,4 MONTHS,and a one way train ticket to Syracuse,NY. He took his bride of a few hours on the train and they lived in Syracuse area New York. They only stayed there 3 years. They agreed New York was not the place, and moved back to Norco,CA., Now with a 2 month old daughter. He worked at different jobs until he hired on Civil Service at Norton Air Force Base. They trained him as a Geek squad for there communications, traveling Arizona, California and Nevada. Despite the traveling all the time they found time to have 2 more children , sons Robert and Donald. He became a Boy Sout Pack leader. Later treasurer and Commander of DAV post 8.

After having heart trouble as a result of rheumatic fever in the war, they performed open heart surgery, JULY 11, 1968. On ST.PATRICKS DAY 1986 it finally killed him. He died in Las Vegas,Nevada after traveling up there in his motor home within an hour of arriving. He was laughing about not having slot machines in the parking lot(silly people for missing this opportunity) and fell down dead. He literaly died laughing.
Donald Burton Leclaire
in the Nevada, Marriage Index, 1956-2005
Name: Donald Burton Leclaire
Gender: Male
Residence State: California
Spouse: Martha Ellen Ruggles
Spouse Residence State: California
Marriage Date: 21 Jan 1982
Marriage County: Clark
Officiant Type: Religious celebrant
Recorded Date: 25 Jan 1982
Recorded County: Clark
Donald Leclaire
in the U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010
Name: Donald Leclaire
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 5 Oct 1920
Death Date: 17 Mar 1986
SSN: 108167339
Branch 1: NAVY
Enlistment Date 1: 18 Mar 1941
Release Date 1: 26 Jan 1947

Family links: 
  Lawrence Kern LeClaire (1898 - 1983)
  Dora May Swartwood O'Connor (1895 - 1973)
  Mildred Darlene White LeClaire (1928 - 1978)
  Martha Ellen Hammond Ruggles/ LeClaire (1922 - 1995)
  Robert Joseph LeClaire (1954 - 1993)*
*Calculated relationship
Green Acres Memorial Park & Mortuary
San Bernardino County
California, USA
Created by: Barbara LeClaire
Record added: Apr 28, 2007
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- Barbara LeClaire
 Added: Mar. 17, 2015

- Lorna
 Added: Aug. 27, 2014
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