Derek Edward Michael Clay (1990 - 2016)

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Derek Edward Michael Clay, 25, of Driftwood, Pa., died unexpectedly on Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, in Bradford, Pa.
Derek was born on November 28, 1990 in Springfield, Ohio. He was the son of Scott David Clay of Driftwood, PA., and Julie Anne Michael Strickland of Washington Court House, Ohio.
Derek was a graduate of St. Marys High School. He was a carpenter's apprentice for local 947 of Ridgeway, Pa. He enjoyed hunting, hiking, playing guitar, and music. He was baptized at the Benezette United Methodist Church.
Derek is survived by his father, Scott "Andrea" Clay of Driftwood, his mother Julie Strickland of Washington Court House, Ohio; four grandmothers: Gwendolyn Bishop of Ohio, Marie Whitcomb of Driftwood, Pa., Mary Lou Clay of Ohio, Sue Michael of Ohio; his grandfather, Larry Michael of Ohio; a brother, Carter J. Clay of Driftwood; and a sister, Mara Strickland of Ohio.
Derek was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Gordon Whitcomb and Everett Clay.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Furlong Funeral Home, Gregory K. Furlong FD, corner of Broad St. and First Ave., Summerville, Pa. (
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Published in The Courier Express on Oct. 18, 2016