Frederick A. Clair, age 81, of Stryker, passed away Monday evening, August 5, 2013, as the result of injuries sustained from an auto accident. Prior to his retirement in 1999 he had worked as a machinist at the Aro Corporation in Bryan for 47 years. He had also owned and operated Neco Lanes in Montpelier for five years, and had worked for the National Weather Service for 40 years.
Fred was born in Dearborn, Michigan on July 21, 1932, the son of Harold J. and Loraine Clair. In 1953 he married Shirley A. Galloway, and she preceded him in death in 2000. He was a Navy Veteran of the Korean War, where he served on the U.S.S. Aucilla. He was a member of the Evansport Fox Hunters, Stryker Fox Hunters, the West Unity Fox Hunters and the Stryker Sportsmen Club.
Surviving are sons, Tommie (Jane) Clair, Dannie Clair, and Johnnie Clair. He was preceded in death by his sister, Joanne Liszcz.
The will be no visitation or services. Grisier Funeral Home in Stryker has been entrusted with arrangements.