PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Clyde W. Richner, 89, of Port St. Lucie, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at Tiffany Hall Nursing and Rehab Center.
He was born in Ridgway, Pa., on May 22, 1923, a son of the late Daniel and Orel Richner, and graduated from Port Allegany (Pa.) High School.
Clyde served as an aviation machinist's mate first class during World War II
with duty in the Asiatic Pacific Theater.
In earlier years, he was employed by Hope's Windows for more than 30 years. He retired as a self-employed contractor in Stuart, Fla.
He was a former member of the Ellery (N.Y.) Rod and Gun Club and the Jamestown (N.Y.) Moose Club
. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
He is survived by his wife, Joan, whom he married June 1, 1984; three sons, David (Shirley) Richner of St. Johns, C. William (Nancy) Richner of North Tonawanda, N.Y., and Michael (Linda) Richner of Bemus Point, N.Y.; six grandchildren, Christie Larkin of Dallas, Texas, Stacy Manthos of St. Johns, Jon and Brett Richner of North Tonawanda, Marissa Rogenthien of Painesville, Ohio, and Aaron Richner of Cassadaga, N.Y.; 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Doris Cleaver of Xenia, Ohio, and Carol Huey of Ocala, Fla.; and his former wife, Lorraine Smith of Jacksonville.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard and Allen.
A Christian memorial service was held at Tiffany Hall Nursing and Rehab Center in Port St. Lucie.