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February 28, 2014

Clarence P. Rhea Jr.

JEFFERSON — Clarence Paul Rhea Jr., age 88, of Graham Road, Jefferson, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, in the Hospice Unit of Ashtabula County Medical Center.

He was born August 14, 1925, in Brenizer, Pa., the son of Clarence Paul Sr. and Olive Louella (Switzer) Rhea. On July 24, 1948, he married the love of his life, Helen M. Von Hof and they moved to Ashtabula County in 1980 after spending most of their lives in Cleveland. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he joined to serve during World War II at the age of 17, before being discharged in 1946. Clarence then joined the Naval Reserves and returned to active duty for 17 months during the Korean War aboard the USS Delta before his discharge in 1952.

Prior to his retirement, he worked as a bricklayer for 40 years and was a member of the Bricklayers and Allied Craft Workers, Local 5-OH for 65 years.

He regularly attended mass at St. Andrews Church in Sheffield with his wife although he was not a member and was active in the Bricklayers Social Club in Cleveland.

He enjoyed hunting, particularly pheasant and grouse and caring for his horses. He and his wife raised and showed Weimariner dogs for many years and had many show champions. Clarence also had a soft spot for his cats.

He is survived by his brothers and sisters, James (Joan) Rhea of Waterford, Pa., George W. Bollinger of Ephrata, Pa., Anna (Wayne) Drury of Wildwood, Fla., Laurence (Glenda) Bollinger of Blairsville, Pa. and Jay Raymond (Denise) Bollinger of Latrobe, Pa.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen (Von Hof) Rhea on Sept. 15, 2010; one brother, Harvey Wayne Bollinger; two sisters, JoAnn Rhea Coffin and Netta Bollinger Varner; and his parents.

Calling Hours will be at the ZABACK-WILLIAMS-DUCRO FUNERAL HOME, 500 W. Prospect Road, Ashtabula on Saturday, March 1st, from 10 a.m. until the time of Service at 12 Noon. Deacon Rich Johnson, of Our Lady of Peace Parish, will preside, with Full Military Honors to be conducted by the American Legion Dewey Howlett Post #103. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, North Kingsville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Pierpont Volunteer Fire Department (PVFD), P.O. Box 42, 6006 Marcy Road, Pierpont, Ohio 44082.

Obituary at www.ducro.com and starbeacon.com.

 

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