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Clair A Springer, of Ebensburg, age 84, born April 10, 1933, in Nicktown, PA, went home to be with the Lord on September 8, 2017 at the Windber Hospice Palliative Care Unit following a progressive illness. Clair was a life-long resident of the Ebensburg community and a member of Holy Name Roman Catholic Church.
Clair is preceded by the death of his parents, Raymond and Angeline (Cosi) Springer, and his beloved wife, Shirley (Slis) Springer. They were happily married for 34 years. He is also predeceased by brothers, Earl, Eugene, James, and sister, Lorraine.
Clair leaves his loving family; stepson, Joseph Slis and wife Rose Ann (Ryba), son, Richard J. Springer and wife, Dianne (Gresko); son, Raymond C. Springer; daughter, Linda S. (Springer) Sclesky and husband, James; daughter, Deborah A. (Springer) Stitt and husband, Charles R. II; daughter, Rosemarie (Springer) Hughes and husband, Joseph; and son, Daniel P. Springer.
Clair also leaves many grandchildren and step-grandchildren: Kendra Slis, Zachary Slis, Richard Springer Jr, Kayla Legros, Richard Legros, Rachel (Springer) Geddis, Danielle (Springer) Brazil, James Sclesky Jr, Suzie (Sclesky) Johnson, Jessica (Sclesky) LaFaver, Alexis Stitt, Aubrey Stitt, Ashden Stitt, Courtney Hughes, Gretchen Hughes, Justin Hughes.
Great grandchildren: Charlie Rae Brazil, Karalea Jane Springer, Austin James Johnson, Kailyn Johnson, Kieran Johnson, Corbin James Sclesky, Brayden LaFaver and many close friends.

Clair is also survived by sisters, Bernice (Springer) McKenzie, Doris (Springer) Findley, Betty (Springer) Marquard.
In Clairs life, he assisted in operating a family farm business. He honorably served in the Army of the United States military of the SP4, 94th Ordinance C. After proudly serving in the military for our country, Clair became employed as a maintenance welder at the Johnstown Bethlehem Steel Co. Clair was a teacher in the adult welding unit for the Admiral Peary Vocational Technical School where he taught the welding trade to many students who went on to be successful. Clair was also employed as a welder for the Cambria County Township for many years. After retiring from the Steel Mills, Clair also became a tour bus driver for McLlwain Charter and Tours, Lode Star Bus Co., Blue & White Bus Co, and Waddington Bus Lines. Clairs passions in life were traveling and camping with his wife, Shirley, gardening and hunting and fishing with his children.
Viewing arrangements will be held at the Matevish & Matevish Funeral Home in Ebensburg on Monday, September 11, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to include a vigil wake service. Military service will also be conducted at 7:00 p.m.
Funeral mass will be held at the Holy Name Roman Catholic Church in Ebensburg, on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. by the Reverend Msgr. David Lockard.
In lieu of flowers, masses can be made in the honor and memory of Clair Springer, at Holy Name Roman Catholic Church in Ebensburg or donations can be made in Clairs name to the Windber Hospice Palliative Care Facility in Windber, PA.
Published on September 9, 2017
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