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Clayton Hollenback

December 1, 2008

Clayton J. Hollenback, 90, a resident of Wesley Village, died Monday evening. His wife of 34 years is the former Beverly Perry.

Born in Duryea, he was a son of the late Archiebald and Phebe Brown Hollenback. After high school graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served during World War II. He served in Rhineland and Central Europe and was awarded the European African Middle Eastern Theater Medal.

He then went on to business school and was employed by the Ford Company for 25 years as a millwright. He was a member of the Independent Bible Church of Duryea.

He was a very loving and respectful husband who was very proud of his wife, Bev. Clay always made her feel like a lady and she was very special to him. He taught her many things in life and always thanked the Lord when he brought her home safely to him. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Grubb; two sisters, Geraldine Smith and Mary Hollenback; and a brother, Archie Hollenback.

Surviving are daughters Mary Hradek, Ohio; Jean Bruno, Norristown; Geraldine Machnicki, Ohio; sons Jeffrey Hollenback, Milesburg, Pa.; David Hollenback, Belfonte, Pa.; sister Betty Wright, Muncy; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Paul F. Leonard Funeral Home, 575 North Main St., Pittston, with Dr. Albert Cremard, Pastor of Independent Bible Church of Duryea, officiating. Interment with Military Honors in Marcy Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday, from 5 to 8 p.m., in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Independent Bible Church of Duryea, PO Box 2093, Duryea, PA 18642, or Wesley Village, 209 Roberts Road, Pittston, PA 18640. For additional information, directions, or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.strauchfuneralhome.com.

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