Clifford D. McAninch (1927 - 2015)

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Clifford D. McAninch, 88, Sykesville, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, at his residence.
He was born June 24, 1927, in Big Run. He was the son of the late Glen A. and Edith M. (Hiphen) McAninch. He was married to Frances "Peg" (DePillo) McAninch on June 5, 1948; she survives in Sykesville.
Clifford served in World War II as a Machinist Mate 3/c V6 USNR aboard A.R.L. USS Patroslus and the Korean War aboard the aircraft carrier USS Wasp. He retired with 33 years of service from the B&O – CSX Railroad as a Carmen Car Inspector. He was a member of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church and Honorary member of A.B.V.M. Rosary Society in Sykesville. He was past President of A.B.V.M. Holy name society, Member Lions Club & Past Grand Knight of K of C of Sykesville, Sykesville Fireman, American Legion and VFW.
Clifford is also survived by three daughters: Mrs. Allen (Cathy) Cable of DuBois, Pa., Mrs. James (Terri) Dahson of Waco, Texas, Mrs. Randy (Lisa) Grunthaner of St. Mary's, Pa.; one son, Michael McAninch and his wife Kathleen of Sykesville, Pa.; two sisters, Donna Jean Rishel of Brookville, Pa., Evelyn Dinger of Punxsutawney, Pa.; one brother, Paul McAninch of DuBois; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Clifford has lived most of his life in Big Run and Sykesville areas.
In lieu of flowers family suggest memorial donations to either: Renovation of ABVM or The Rosary Society of ABVM Church 22 Shaffer St., Sykesville, Pa. 15865.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Sykesville with the Rev. Fr. Richard Tomasone officiating. Military honors will be accorded by the DuBois Area Honor Guard. Burial will take place in A.B.V.M. Cemetery.
Online condolences can be made at www.nedzafamilyfuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Courier Express from Nov. 11 to Nov. 12, 2015
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