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Paul H. Clayton

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PAUL CLAYTON Paul H. Clayton, 80, of Colmar, passed away Saturday, May 5, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Joan (Bargher) Clayton, his wife of 55 years. Born June 19, 1931 in North Wales, he was a son of the late Byron and Erma (Weachter) Clayton. A veteran of the US Army, he served his country honorably with the Army Corps of Engineers during the Korean War. Mr. Clayton was employed as a printer with Paramount Packaging in Chalfont for 39 years, retiring in 1994. Paul was a long-time member of Grace Lutheran Church in Hatfield, where he enjoyed serving the Lord and his church in countless ways. He was a dedicated member of the Colmar Fire Department, which he joined at the age of 16 and served as a fireman and chief engineer. Mr. Clayton was a lifelong Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles fan in addition to being an avid golfer. He loved vacationing with his wife and family to Ocean City, NJ and traveling to Lancaster County. Paul was famous for his homemade chicken pot pie and coleslaw which was loved by his family and friends alike. Most of all, he was a devoted and loving husband, father, and grandpop. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughters, Jean Coffey and husband, Mark, of Newport Coast, CA, and Audrey deGruchy and husband, Andrew, of Quakertown; six grandchildren, Benjamin Coffey and wife, Rose, of Boston, MA, Emily Daniel and husband, Jeffrey, of Huntington Beach, CA, Avery deGruchy, Wesley deGruchy, Clayton deGruchy, and Etielle deGruchy, all of Quakertown; five siblings, Joan Wimmer and husband, Richard,, William Clayton and wife, Sharon, John Clayton and wife, Mary, Ralph Clayton and wife, Beatrice, and Margaret Quinn; and a sister-in-law, Lorraine Clayton. He was preceded in death by four brothers, James Clayton, Byron Clayton, Richard Clayton, and Kenneth Clayton; a sister-in-law, Madeline Clayton; and a brother-in-law, Walter Quinn. The Funeral Service will be held at 11AM May 18 at Grace Lutheran Church, 25 W. Broad St., Hatfield, PA 19440. Relatives and friends may call after 10AM. Burial will be in Whitemarsh Memorial Park. For those desiring, contributions may be made in Mr. Clayton's memory to Grace Lutheran Church, address above. Arrangements are by the Huff & Lakjer Funeral Home, Lansdale.

Published in The Reporter on May 9, 2012
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