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Robert L. Clayton

Sep 27, 2011

Robert L. Clayton, 76, of Hughesville, died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, at the Muncy Valley Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit.

Born April 8, 1935, in Hughesville, he was a son of the late DeWitt B. and Ethel L. Criswell Clayton.

Bob retired from the U.S. Navy after having served his country honorably for 22 years. He also retired from the former Anton Waldman’s, Hughesville. Bob was a member of the VFW Post 3428, Muncy, the American Legion Post 35, Hughesville and the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 1133, Danville.

He was a well-liked individual who loved to dance, socialize and travel, spending many winters in Florida.

Surviving are his wife of 10 years, C. Jean Clayton; two sons, Randy Clayton of Hughesville and Robert Clayton of Montgomery; two daughters, Terri Lambert of Pennsdale and Lori Winder of Lewistown; a stepson, John Bitler of Ulysses; five stepdaughters, Dawn Doctor of Avis, Sandy Herr of Hughesville, Bonnie Snyder of Muncy, Cindy Poust of Norristown and Geri Guzman of Norfolk, Va.; three brothers, Raymond Clayton of Hughesville, Leon Clayton of Muncy and Dale Clayton of Hughesville; and numerous grandchildren, stepgrandchildren, nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen Bashista; a son, Robert Clayton; three sisters, Lois Jean, Ethel Marie and E. Jane; and three brothers, Earl, Donald and Franklin.

Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Tuesday, at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, with the Rev. Max L. Walters Jr. officiating. Burial followed in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville, with graveside military honors accorded by combined veterans organizations. Friends called from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Flowers were welcome; however, memorial contributions may also be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Due to the recent flooding, access to the funeral home was made by turning onto North Fifth Street and making an immediate right onto Hunsinger Alley at the rear of the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com.

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