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Clayton L. Border, age 92, of Toledo, died Friday September 7, 2012, at his son's home in Springfield Township.
He was born February 14, 1920, on a farm north of Bascom, Ohio, the eldest son of Jason and Chloe (Haugh) Border. He was a Toledo resident for 46 years.
A 1937 graduate of Tiffin
Columbian High School, Clayton earned his accounting degree from Tiffin University in 1939. He began his business career in Columbus, as an accountant for the State of Ohio. A year later he accepted an accounting position with the Army Air Corps at Wright Field (now Wright-Patterson Air Force Base) in Dayton. Later, he transferred to the Army's Erie Proving Ground near Port Clinton.
Clayton married Thelma Johnston on January 4, 1942. He joined the US Army in November 1942 at Camp Perry, Ohio. Clayton served as a Staff Sergeant with the 195th General Hospital in France during World War II.
Returning from WWII,
Clayton resumed his accounting duties at Erie
Proving Ground. He was appointed Contracting Officer for Erie Army Depot and spent the remainder of his professional career in various Procurement / Contracting activities with the US
Department of Defense in Washington, DC, Toledo, OH and Detroit, MI.
He served as Sunday School Superintendent for many years at Trinity EUB Church in Fremont, Ohio.
In retirement, Clayton worked part-time for Hayes Travel Agency (Perrysburg) and enjoyed traveling in the US, Canada, and Europe with his wife Thelma.
He is survived by two sons, Gary (Erica) of Bowling Green and David (Rebecca) of Springfield Township; two brothers, Nevin (Ardinell) of Willard and Dean (Barbara) of Newark; five grandchildren, Evan of San Jose, CA, Wesley of Maumee, Alyssa (Tony) Bottrell of Madison Heights, MI, Samuel of Springfield Township, and Alan of Springfield
Township, and one great-granddaughter, Madilyn Bottrell of Madison Heights, MI. Clayton was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma, on January 1, 2007, his sister, Thelma, and his brothers, Dale and Don.
Family and close friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 South Reynolds Road on Tuesday, September 11, 2012, from noon until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m.
Contributions may be made to the UM Church of the Cross, 1806 Cass Road, Toledo, Ohio.
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Published in Toledo Blade on Sept. 9, 2012