Clifford R. SCHOLES
1927 - 2018
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SCHOLES, Clifford R. 90, of Beavercreek, passed away on January 21, 2018 in the Village at the Greene. He was born on September 17, 1927 in Dayton. The son of the late Clifford W. Scholes and the late Sarah Mildred Scholes nee Butts. He was a 1945 graduate of Wilber Wright High School and a 1951 graduate of the University of Dayton. He had been married 46 years to the late Arlene Scholes nee Hanson who passed away in 2002. He was the devoted father of Peter R. Scholes, Andrew H. (Deborah) Scholes, and the late Sheila G. Scholes. Survived also by his six grandchildren: Stephanie (Stefan) Zurcher, Melissa (Thomas) Woltman, Phillip Scholes, Nicole (Jason) Glancy, Amber Vaulx, and Todd (Brittney) Vaulx and thirteen great-grandchildren; Hannah, Connor, Loise, Johan, Liberty, Lawson, Langston, Lionell, Mina, Akemi, Madixx, Alina, and Jasper. He was employed by Anderson Publishing Company as Vice President of Finance for 35 years until his retirement in 1992 and continued to serve as a board member until 2002. He was a member of the King's Chapel for 45 years. A lifelong rail enthusiast, he was very knowledgeable about streetcars and interurban rail systems and had an enviable collection of rail photos. Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 25th from 5 to 8 PM at Paul R. Young Funeral Home, 7345 Hamilton Ave., Mt. Healthy, OH 45231. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, January 26th at 10 AM at the funeral home. Interment at Arlington Memorial Gardens (Cincinnati, OH). In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to The King's Chapel, P.O. Box 1202, West Chester, OH 45071. Online condolences can be made at .

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Published in Dayton Daily News from Jan. 24 to Jan. 25, 2018.
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February 25, 2018
My first contact with Cliff was back in the 1970's when I purchased several photos from him on behalf of The Wisconsin Electric Railway Historical Society. At the time I was editor of our newsletter, and he graciously gave us permission to use any of his photos in the publication. We still occasionally use some in the newsletter.
Through the years I have run into him at various train shows, bought more photos and exchanged letters.
He was a great source for streetcar and interurban pictures, as well as the facts and info about the various systems.
He will be missed by hundreds in the rail fan community.
Chuck Westerman
January 24, 2018
I would like to offer my sincere condolences to Clifford's family, sorry for your loss. Jeremiah 29:11 assures us that God is thinking thoughts of peace towards us, to give us a future and a hope, may that bring you comfort at this difficult time.
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