Nelson Lee Clymer, 82, passed away peacefully on April 1, 2023 at the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center in Scranton.
He was a lifelong resident of White Haven, PA where he shared his life with his loving family and many friends. He and his kind and beautiful wife, Maryanne (Heiney), who predeceased him, raised their two daughters, Tina and Cindy (Michelle) together. Nelson went on to help raise his beloved granddaughter, Autumn. He played a big role in the lives of his daughters, his granddaughter and the lives of his great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. His family and his pets were his life.
He was a LCp E3 Rifleman in the US Marine Corps where he earned numerous commendations and marksmanship awards. Following his military service he worked for the White Haven Borough. He spent most of his career as a custodian and grounds keeper for the Crestwood School District until retirement after 31 years.
Nelson was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and his dogs. He loved all children and animals and they were drawn to his playfulness and kindness. He was a big kid at heart and enjoyed singing, dancing, and goofing around. He was loved by everyone who met him and will be remembered for his loving nature and for being the life of the party.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond Clymer, Sr. and Anna (Casper) Clymer; and siblings Marshall and Melvin Clymer, Alma Hendricks, Emma Fritzinger, Dorothy Baker, and Grace Tiglio.
He is survived by his daughters Cynthia Michelle Bower and Tina Clvmer and partner Mark Strohl; Granddaughter, Autumn (Bower) Cousins and husband Scott Cousins; Great-grandchildren Maddie Hite and partner Robert Engler, Logan Hite, Harper Cousins, and Zhane Hite and partner Josh Sheetz; and great-great grandchildren Myles Engler and Adrianna Sheetz; siblings Anna Sue Stewart, Raymond Clymer, Jr., Martin Clymer, and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be held on Thursday, April 6, 2023 at 4:00 pm from the Lehman Family Funeral Service, Inc. 403 Berwick St. White Haven with Military Honors.
Friends are invited to join the family for a visitation from 2:00 pm until time of service.
In Lieu of flowers please send donations to The Gino J Merli Veterans Center or the Alzheimer's Association.
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