|Birth: ||Oct. 1, 1927|
|Death: ||Dec. 6, 2011|
Washington Observer-Reporter, Dec 7, 2011
John G. Clair, 84, of Fredericktown, Deemston Borough, died Tuesday, December 6, 2011, in Donnell House, Washington, after a lengthy illness.
He was born October 1, 1927, in Brownsville, son of the late John Jr. and Flora Gossett Clair.
Mr. Clair was a 1945 graduate of East Bethlehem High School.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, having served aboard the USS Miami, For his services he was awarded the Asiatic Pacific, American Area and World War II Victory medals. He was a member of Hanson-Cole American Legion Post 391 in Fredericktown.
Mr. Clair retired from California University of Pennsylvania, where he had been employed in the carpentry shop. Most of his life he worked as a carpenter, both as an owner of his own carpentry business and independently.
He was an active 53-year member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. He served in several capacities in the church over the years and was considered one of the church’s handymen. He was always willing to serve in any way he could.
After retirement, he continued to enjoy woodworking in his own woodworking shop. He also enjoyed fishing.
On July 10, 1948, he married Patty Keys, who survives.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are three daughters, Cynthia Fray (Ronald) of Bridgeville, Deborah Baker (William) of Beallsville and Brenda Anderson (Glenn) of Bentleyville; four grandchildren, Nathan Baker (Carrie), Joshua Anderson (Amanda), Andrew Anderson and Marcus Fray; two great-grandchildren, Alyssa and McKenna; a sister, Carol Hanna (Frank) or Ravenna, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
Decease, in addition to his parents, are three sisters, Bessie, Clara and Ruth, and two brothers, Thomas and Glen.
Plot: Hedge section # 27A
Created by: Debbie Day
Record added: Dec 06, 2013
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