Clarence E. Shager Sr.

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Clarence E. Shager Sr., 83, of Binghamton, N.Y., went with the Lord on Monday, March 25, 2013, at Wilson Memorial Hospital with his loving wife (Kay) of 59 years and children by his side.

He was born in Union Dale, Pa., on June 7, 1929, to John and Daisy Shager.

He was predeceased by his parents; brother, Jack; sister, Ruth Tighe; and brother-in-law, Steve Durko.

He is survived by his wife Catherine (Kay); son, Clarence (Chuck) Jr.; daughter, Cathie; and son-in-law, Ken Gardiner; grandchildren, whom he loved very much, Patrick, Ashley, Katie Shager, Meghan (Joe) Dold, Caitlin and Kacy Gardiner; great-grandson, Caden Shager, who was his pride and joy; and godparents, Frank and Joan Sacco. His sisters, Mabel and Tom Edge of Wilmington, N.C.; Beverly Durko of Union Dale, Pa.; Marlene and Ron Wallace of Forest City, Pa.; brother, Phil and Lori Shager of Cortland, N.Y.; sisters-in-law, Pauline Shager of Union Dale, Pa.; and Salina Lee of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends whom he loved dearly.

Clarence was a Korean War veteran who served in the Army from 1951-1952. He retired from Cook Bros. after serving 34 years as a foreman mechanic and was a member of American Legion Post 1645.

He also enjoyed going to his grandchildren's sporting events and horse shows. He was a good husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who will be sadly missed but his loving memories will be with us forever.

The family will receive friends on Monday, April 1, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Thomas J. Shea Funeral Home Inc., 137 Robinson St., Binghamton, N.Y. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Paul's Church in Binghamton at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 2. Burial will be in Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery in Greenfield Twp., Pa., on Wednesday at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Frank Lee Scholarship Fund, c/o Thomas Mancuso, 1216 Tonwin St., Archbald, PA 18403. Clarence's family would like to thank all the staff of Wilson Memorial Hospital and Good Shepherd Fairview Home Rehabilitation for taking such wonderful care of him.
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Thomas J. Shea Funeral Home, Inc.
137 Robinson Street Binghamton, NY 13904-1544
(607)-724-2903
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Published in Scranton Times on Mar. 31, 2013
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