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Clair E. Paeson was born August 30, 1934 in Nossville, Shade Valley, Huntingdon Co., PA and died February 3, 2006. He was married to Connie J. Knepp and Janet E. Hoffman.


EVENDALE: CLAIR ELSWORTH PARSON, 71, of HCR 63, Cocolamus (Evendale), died at 3:38 a.m. Friday, Feb. 3, 2006, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born on Aug. 30, 1934, in Nossville, Huntingdon County, he was a son of Grace (Goshorn) Parson, RR 1 Port Royal, and the late Bruce Parson. His wife, Janet E. (Hoffman) Parson, whom he married on Nov. 2, 1991, survives. His first wife Connie (Knepp) Parson, preceded him in death in 1990.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by, two sons, Chuck Parson and wife Deb, of Mifflintown, Timothy Parson and companion Lynn Ruby, of York, three stepsons, Sean Ehrisman and wife Jody, of McAlisterville, Scott Ehrisman and wife Beth and Shad Ehrisman and wife Kristi, all of RR 1 Richfield; two sisters, Darlene Campbell and husband Bill, of Concord, Patricia Stewart and husband Leroy, of RR 2 Port Royal; a brother, James B. Parson, of RR 2 Port Royal; 13 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Marlin Parson.

He was a 1953 graduate of Tuscarora Valley High School, Port Royal, and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. In earlier life, he was employed by Postal Supply, Lewistown. Later he owned and operated Parson's Restaurant, Port Royal, from May 1966 until June 1976. He retired in 1996 after 22 years of service to Juniata County as the tax assessor.

He was a member of the Niemond's Independent Church, RR 1 Richfield, the Turtle Club, and a past member of the Juniata County Historical Society. He was a long time Little League baseball coach for Port Royal, and was instrumental in forming and creating Old Home Foliage Days for Port Royal. He played in a band, Shades of Mountain Music. He also spearheaded the sesquicentennial celebration for Juniata County and he was heavily involved with the National Bicentennial Celebration in 1976.

His hobbies included woodworking, gardening, reading, travel and camping.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday from Niemond's Independent Church, RR 1 Richfield, with the Rev. J. Arthur Mott officiating. Interment will follow in Niemond's Cemetery, RR 1 Richfield.

Viewing will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. Monday, with the family present from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Brown Funeral Homes Inc., 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, and from 10 a.m. until the time of service, Tuesday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Parson's memory to the Niemond's Independent Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 187, Richfield, PA 17086 or to the Juniata County Historical Society, 498 B Jefferson St., Mifflintown, PA 17059.

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Clair Parson as he appeared in his TVHS Yearbook photo.
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