PENFIELD - Francis "Chip" McClure, 87, of Penfield, died Monday (June 17, 2013) at the Holy Spirit Hospital of Camp Hill.
Born Nov. 30, 1925, in Orviston, he was a son of Clair Charles and Mabel Beers McClure. He was married to Gladys Woodward, who died July 30, 1996.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II
from 1944 to 1946, including in Northern France. He was a school teacher
for 35 years with Bradford School District at the School Street Junior High School.
He was a past active member of the First United Presbyterian Church of DuBois, where he had served as a deacon; Moshannon Lodge 391 Free and Accepted Masons and the Williamsport Consistory Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, the PA Wildlife Habitat Unlimited and life member of the Derrick City Volunteer Fire Co.
Raised in West Decatur, he lived 30 years in Derrick City, 25 years in Penfield and the past two years in Mechanicsburg.
Surviving are a son, David McClure of Enola; two grandchildren, Keith McClure and Melissa McClure and her fiancé Robert Laughman; one sister, Marie Henderson of Philipsburg; his companion, Anna Marie Belasquez in Florida; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and four brothers, James, Raymond, Ronald and Leland McClure.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Ralph M. Geer Funeral Home, and again on Friday from 10 to 11 a.m., at which time funeral services will be held with Lamarr Adamson officiating. Interment will be in Morningside Cemetery, DuBois.
The family suggests memorials to the First United Presbyterian Church, 43 West Scribner Ave., DuBois, PA 15801.