Clayton Edward Apgar
Clayton Edward Apgar, 89, of Bethlehem, and formerly of Macungie and Phillipsburg, passed away on February 11, 2013, at Saucon Valley Manor, Hellertown. Born in Phillipsburg, NJ on July 31, 1923, he was a son of the late Ellsworth Mike and Myrtle (Dehart) Apgar. He graduated from Phillipsburg High School in 1941 and from Lafayette College in 1963 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. Clayton was employed as an engineer with ATT Technology for 29 years, retiring in 1985. Prior to that, he was employed by Ingersoll-Rand, Phillipsburg, as a machine operator and shop foreman. During WWII
, Clayton served with the Army
as a Tech Sergeant with the 45th Division in the European Theater, including Anzio Beach. He received many medals, including a Silver Star, a Bronze Star
, The European, Africa, and Middle East with 5 campaign stars, the WWII victory, the Good Conduct, and the Combat Infantry Medals. Clayton was a member of the Combat Infantrymens Assn., the Anzio Beach Veterans Assn., the American Legion, Post #945, and the Telecom Pioneers. Survivors:
Surviving are daughters, Linda Betts of Roundup, Montana and Judith Kennedy of Bethlehem; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by sons, Edward of Easton and James of Bethlehem Twp.; and a brother, Waldo of Reading. Services:
Services will be at 4 p.m., on Saturday, at the Falk Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1418 Main Street, Hellertown. A viewing will be from 3 to 4 p.m., Interment will be private. To offer online condolences, please visit his Book of Memories at www.falkfuneralhomes.com
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either the VNA of St. Lukes, or the National WWII Museum, P.O. Box 97336, Washington, DC 20090-7336.