Clement M. Asklar, 80, of Forty Fort passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2014, surrounded by his loving family, at his home.
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Born Feb. 15, 1934, in West Wyoming, he was the son of the late Michael and Mary Lacina Asklar.
A U.S. Marine Corps veteran, Clem honorably served his country for a brief time during the Korean War. He received an early discharge to return home to help his family after his father was injured in a coal mining accident.
Prior to his retirement, Clem was employed for nearly 20 years as a foreman by Pride Mobility Products, Exeter. In his earlier years, Clem worked in the local coal mining industry and also worked for the former United Foundries Inc., Wyoming.
He was an extraordinary son, wonderful husband, great father and a proud grandfather and great-grandfather. Clem was an avid hunter, outdoorsman and gardener. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.
Clem is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Deloras DaSilva Asklar; his daughter, Wanda Andrews and her husband, Joseph Sr., Forty Fort; his grandson, Joseph Andrews Jr. and his wife, Jamie, Laflin; his great-grandsons, Joseph Andrews III and Jonathan Andrews, both of Laflin; his brother, Fred Asklar, Wyoming; his sisters, Judith Chernowsky, West Wyoming; and Elaine Bell, Wyomissing; and his numerous nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, which will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Monday from Wroblewski Funeral Home Inc., 1442 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes St., Swoyersville, with the Rev. Joseph J. Pisaneschi, his pastor, officiating.
Interment with the Rite of Committal will follow in St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Cemetery, West Wyoming.
Family and friends are invited to call from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
For additional information, or to send the Asklar Family an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home website, www.wroblewskifuneralhome.com.
Joseph L Wroblewski Funeral Home
1442 Wyoming Ave Forty Fort, PA 18704
Published in Citizens' Voice on June 21, 2014