Jack Williams Claycomb, Sr., of Champion Pennsylvania, passed away Sunday, January 13, 2013, after a brief illness. Born in Elyria, December 10, 1938, to Harry and Ruth (Williams) Claycomb, Jack was an Elyria High School graduate and served in the National Guard. He continued to reside and work in Elyria in masonry.
Jack worked on local projects such as laying the fire brick in the Steel Mills, Church of the Open Door, JVS and many others. He then moved to Champion, Pennsylvania, in the early 80s. He was a member of the American Legion and was also active in the Amvets and the VFW. Jack continued to use his skill and trade in building several chalets near Seven Springs. Jack enjoyed the outdoor life here, from skiing, walking, bear watching, and story telling! The door to his chalet was always open to family, friends, and to the select stray dog or cat, who then became permanent residents.
Jack is survived by his children, Jack Claycomb, Jr. (Laura), Jim Claycomb, Julie Claycomb; grandchildren, Sarah, Christopher, and Noelle; sisters, Nancy (Bob) Jones and Carole (David) Disbrow; long time companion, Wanda Yeager.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Linda; father, Harry; mother, Ruth; and Ziggy Guy Walski Junior, his beloved dog.
Although his 74 years here were not quite enough, he will live on in memory and spirit as a father, grandfather, brother, uncle, great uncle, and friend. May he rest in peace.
Private memorial service to be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions made to the American Legion of Donegal, 3812 Rt. 31, Donegal PA 15628.