Clinton Elijah St.Clair of New Castle went home to be with the Lord, April 28, 2011. He was preceded in death by parents Henry and Nannie St.Clair, brothers John St.Clair, Samuel St.Clair, Virgil St.Clair, and Francis Andrew St.Clair, and sister Thelma Fuller.
Clinton lost his father at an early age during the Depression and was raised by the Rev. and Mrs. E.J. Thomas of Moneta. He served in the U.S. Army in Korea where he received a Purple Heart. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He loved the outdoors and supporting his children’s sports activities.
He was survived by his wife of 57 years, Ruby St.Clair; children Stanley C. St.Clair and fiancée Dawn Mayberry, C. Wesley and Jean St.Clair, Roger and Shelia St.Clair, Debbie and James Thomas, and Robin and Lucas Menezes; sister and brother-in-law Rose and Van Dooley, grandchildren Heather Stevens, Dale St.Clair, Justin St.Clair, Sara Bell, Amelia Menezes, Katie St.Clair, Gregory St.Clair, Meredith St.Clair, Bryce St.Clair, Margaret Bell, Zachary St.Clair, Olivia Menezes and Joshua Menezes; great-grandchild Camryn Stevens and expected great-grandchildren Isabella St.Clair and Noah Stevens; as well as many special neices and nephews and special friend Bob Boardwine.
Funeral services were held April 30 at Paitsel Funeral Home with Pastor Dewey Weaver and Pastor John Burns officiating. Interment followed at Huffman Memorial Park with military rites performed by VFW Post 4491.
Donations may be made to St. Judes Children’s Hospital in memory of Clinton E. St.Clair.