Clyde A. Shifter (1928 - 2016)

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Clyde A. Shifter, 87, of Clearfield, died on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at Penn Highlands, Clearfield.
He was born on Aug. 4, 1928, in Clearfield, a son of the late Dayton and Grace (Nebgen) Shifter.
Mr. Shifter retired from Clearfield Machine Company in 1990 after 26 years of service. Prior to that he was employed by Clearfield Equipment for 11 years and was also a dairy farmer for 20 years.
He was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church, Clearfield, the Clearfield Knights of Columbus and the Over 50 Club of Luthersburg. He volunteered for the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging. He was an original member of the 1957 Clearfield Square Dance Club and entertained by square and line dancing at local nursing homes and hospitals. He refinished and caned furniture and was an avid traveler. In addition, he loved hunting with his son, son-in-law and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Eleanor M. (Marinoble) Shifter, whom he wed July 29, 1950, in Clearfield; two daughters and a son: Joanne McCracken and husband Jerry, Judy Davis and husband Bob and David Shifter and wife Lisa, all of Clearfield; seven grandchildren; one step-granddaughter; 11 great-grandchildren; three step-great grandchildren; a great-grandchild expected in November; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was the last member of his immediate family, having been preceded in death by his parents; and his sisters and brothers: Geraldine Turner, Sylvia Green, Roselia Koozer, Helen Owens, Hazel Shifter, John Shifter, Gordon Shifter and Doryce Shifter.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday and from 9-9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Kevin A. Beardsley Funeral Home, Clearfield.
Mass of Christian Burial will be said at the St. Francis Catholic Church, Clearfield, at 10 a.m. Saturday with Father John L. Miller as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Calvary Cemetery, Clearfield.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to St. Francis Educational Endowment Fund, 212 S. Front Street, Clearfield.
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Published in The Courier Express on May 27, 2016