Gerald F. "Doc" Clair (1930 - 2019)

  • "Dr. Clair had a passion for life. It was an honor to have..."
    - Wes Miller
  • "So sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. Hope Lee and the girls..."
    - Herb Rosen
  • "Sue and family, So sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. He..."
  • "Sue and Amy, I am so sorry for your loss. I could always..."
    - Marti Hendershot
  • "So very sorry to hear of Dr. Clair's passing. He was truly..."
    - Linda Mack
Service Information
Mark D. Heintzelman Funeral and Cremation Services P. C. - State College
1034 Benner Pike
State College, PA
16801
(814)-234-0332
Obituary

Gerald F. "Doc" Clair November 27, 1930 September 12, 2019 Gerald F. "Doc" Clair, 88, passed away September 12, 2019 at UPMC Altoona. He was born November 27, 1930 in Philadelphia to the late Dr. Philip and Edythe (Zaconick) Clair. Doc was also preceded in death by his brother, Henry. On June 17, 1972, he married Susan Williams of Coopersburg, the love of his life, who survives. Jerry graduated from Central High School in Philadelphia and started at Penn State Mont Alto in Forestry he then switched to Animal Husbandry all the while flying for the Navy. He then transferred to pre-med which became his passion. He graduated from Jefferson Medical School. After being discharged from the Navy, he served his country in the US AirForce from 1957-1965, serving in the 112th Unit, and was a member of the Veterans VSP. Along with being a doctor (Physician) Doc loved being a farmer, hunter, fisherman and conservationist. In addition to his wife, Sue; he is survived by two daughters, Amy (Brad) Bilyeu and Lynor (Randy) Bachman; one son, John (Andrea) Holobinko and six grandchildren, Chelsea, Marissa and Jenna Bilyeu, Lauren Bachman (Enrique) Claverie, Ian and Ryan Holobinko. At Doc's request all services will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Jerry's name may be made to the American Parkinson's Disease Assoc., 135 Parkinson Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10305 or at www. apdaparkinson.org. Arrangements entrusted to Mark D. Heintzelman Funeral and Cremation Services, State College. A guest book may be signed or condolences sent to the family at www.heintzelmanfuneralhome.com.
Published in Centre Daily Times on Sept. 19, 2019
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