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July 24, 2013
Clayton F. Ost, 80, of Pottsville, passed away Wednesday at Schuylkill Medical Center-South Jackson Street.
Clayton was born in Pottsville, June 18, 1933, a son of the late Lester E. and Anna Houser Ost.
He was the husband of Naomi Morrow Ost.
He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Pottsville.
He served in the Army from 1955-1957, reaching the rank of captain.
He was co-owner and operator of Ost and Ost, Pottsville, with his brother, Daniel..
He was a graduate of both Pottsville Area High School, Class of 1951, and Penn State University, Class of 1955. Clayton was a member of the PA Automotive Wholesale Assn. (president from 1976-1977), Schuylkill United Way (president 1974-1975), board member and officer of Middle Atlantic Automotive Wholesalers, member and past-president of Pottsville Rotary Club, past member of Chamber of Commerce, member of Board of Directors (SEDCO), Pottsville City Council (1977-1980), Republican Committeeman 7th Ward, Board of Directors — Schuylkill Symphony, Penn State Schuylkill Advisory Board, charter member of Schuylkill County Community Chorus, and a former member and treasurer of Schuylkill County Municipal Authority.
Clayton was preceded in death by his first wife, Dallas Covany Ost; and a brother, Daniel Ost.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Kim Stramara (Michael), Orwigsburg, and Leslee Mayo (Ted), Orfield; a son, C. Bruce Ost, Marsh Harbor, The Bahamas; a sister, Nancy Mahall, Pottsville; grandchildren, F. Kyle Schoeneman, Orwigsburg, Nicholas Stramara, Ellicott, Md., and Max Stramara, Oriwgsburg; stepsons, John Morrow, Jr. (Valerie), Cressona, and Craig Morrow (Melvia), Orwigsburg; and step-grandchildren, Zachary, Adam and Daniel Morrow; nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life Funeral Service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Pottsville, at 2 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Peggy Sue Pfeffer officiating. A viewing will be held from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the service at the church. At the family's request, memorial donations may be sent to Trinity Lutheran Church Elevator Fund, 300 W. Arch St., Pottsville, PA 17901. Interment will be at Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven. To extend online condolences, visit www.gsesfuneralhomes.com. Geschwindt-Stabingas Funeral Home Inc., Schuylkill Haven, has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Geschwindt Stabingas Funeral Home
24 East Main Street
Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972
Published in Republican & Herald on July 25, 2013