Lyle R. St.Clair
FREMONT: Lyle R. St.Clair, 82, passed away Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Valley View Rehabilitation Center in Fremont, Ohio. He suffered from Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis for several years.
Lyle was born April 8, 1935 to Austin and Vera (Marks) St.Clair in Dollarville, Michigan (Upper Peninsula). In 1951 Lyle moved to Clyde, Ohio with his brother Cecil and family to find work. Here he met Nancy Colvin, whom became his wife in 1955 and settled in Clyde where they raised their family.
He was employed by several companies, including Penguin Locker, Clyde; Midway Truck Services, Monroeville; and Roberts Appliances, Sandusky. He and Nancy moved to Mission, Texas in 1983 where they were house parents at Rio Grande Children's Home and Lyle earned his BS for HVAC at Texas State Technical College. They relocated to Rochester, New York area in 1990 where Lyle worked for Rochester Gas & Electric at R. E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant. Lyle and Nancy moved back to Ohio in 2002 after Lyle retired from Ginna. Lyle proceeded to work for Assisted Living Concepts on a part-time, then full-time basis and later drove for Harts Ambulette in Fremont.
Surviving are his wife, Nancy and children: Kathy Hughes (Jamie), Steven, Michael, and Gail Engstrom (Jeff). Grandchildren: Rhonda Posten, Leland Hughes, Rachel Binkley, Jessica Thomas; Daniel St.Clair, Erica St.Clair, Alexa St.Clair-Evans; Lilianna McDougal, Alex St.Clair, John St.Clair; Missy Pisarcik, Anna Nyhart, and Katie Engstrom; fifteen great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Lyle was predeceased by his parents, all seven brothers, including Cecil St.Clair of Clyde, only sister Lela Brown and several nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by John and Jessie Colvin, father and mother-in-law; Dan and Janet Kaufman, brother and sister-in-law.
Friends will be received on Friday, May 12, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. at Foos & Foos Funeral Service, 151 Yorkshire Place, Bellevue where a funeral service will begin on Saturday at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at York Chapel Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to Global Resources Group, a non-profit organization in which one of Lyle's granddaughters is involved. Global promotes development and opportunity in indigenous communities around the world. Rio Grande Children's Home II is a mission started in Mexico by a former resident of the Rio Grande Children's Home, Mission, Texas where Lyle and Nancy worked.
Memories and condolences may be shared at www.foosfuneral.com
Published by News-Messenger on May 11, 2017.