Clayton Stine Sr

Martins Creek, Pennsylvania

1923 - 2019


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Clayton Stine Sr.
Clayton Stine Sr., 96, of Lower Mount Bethel Township, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, Sept. 9, 2019.
Clayton was born in Upper Mt. Bethel Township, PA, on March 16, 1923.
He was the husband of the late Shirley (Williams) Stine, who passed away in 1977. Up until his death, Clayton was a commercial crop farmer in the Bangor area. Clayton began farming as a boy and worked as hired help on neighboring farms until he purchased his own farm on Gravel Hill Road in 1952. He and his family ran the large dairy farm and sold their milk to Dairy Lee Dairies.
Clayton was often seen having breakfast at many of the local diners. He loved his Ford tractor, watching mixed martial arts and boxing on television, visiting his family and working on his grandson Spark's farm. If you asked him, he always had some interesting stories to tell. One such story was when he was in his late teens working the fields along the Delaware River in Delaware Water Gap. They heard a steam train coming down the tracks. It was a United States Army troop train painted olive green with the single white stars on the sides of the cars. The passenger cars were filled with soldiers and the flatbed cars were carrying jeeps and tanks en route to New York City on their way to Europe. The soldiers waved to them as the train passed and they waved back.
Clayton was a hardworking, loving and compassionate person. We have been blessed with the presence of Clayton in our lives. He will be deeply missed by all.
He is survived by two daughters, Virginia Wessner and Kerri Detweiler and her husband, Dan; two sons, Clayton Stine Jr. and Craig Stine and his wife, Donna; 10 grandchildren, Stynci (Leibig) Toth, Wes Leibig, Steve Leibig, Cameron (Wessner) Klingle, Trezah Detweiler, Lyndsey Detweiler, Clayton "Spark" Stine, Michael Stine, Brandon and Taylor Stine; eight great-grandchildren, Zachary Toth, Cole, Rece and Makenna Leibig, Sebastian Turner, Hunter Klingle, Tiara Klingle, Tasha Stine, and three great-great-grandchildren, Hunter Welty, Carter Stine, and Remington Knight. He was preceded in death by a son, Rodney B. Stine, and a great-granddaughter, Skylar.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, at the James J. Palmeri Funeral Home, 6602 Alpha Ave., Martins Creek, PA. Family and friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 13, at the funeral home. Burial will be held at St. John's Cemetery in Bangor, PA. Online condolences may be offered at

James J. Palmeri Funeral Home
6602 Alpha Ave.
Martins Creek, PA 18063
(610) 258-1762

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Clayton Jr., and family,
It is with great sadness that Sheila (LaBar) and I; both Bangor Area High School fellow class members learn of your Dear Father's passing.
We were so very fortunate to have had these magnificent parents from the "GREATEST GENERATION" to mentor, to tutor and to love us.
May we always cherish the memories of times spent together with them, altogether!
May ALL of GOD'S blessings be with you and your Dear Family!

Sorry for your loss.Clat always treated me with respect.He was a good man.

Sorry for your loss Pauline and I enjoyed talking to him about the farm work at tks on fri morning Pauline and Elwood fox

Hold onto your memories! We enjoyed seeing him drive by the house and we'd say, there goes Pappy Stine. So glad he got to enjoy so much of country living. Your family was so blessed all these years!

So very sorry for your loss! He so loved driving around the neighborhood and we would always comment, there goes pappy Stone . It made our day he was able to enjoy so much of country living. Another icon is gone, but at peace! Hold onto your memories!