The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


May 7, 2014

Terry Gene Clawson

JOHNSTOWN — CLAWSON – Terry Gene, 71, Johnstown, died May 4, 2014, at Latrobe Hospital after a long battle with heart disease. Born Feb. 3, 1943, in Johnstown, son of Harry Benton and Ethel Mae (Cummings) Clawson. Preceded in death by father; wife of 47 years, Donna Marie (Klink) Clawson; and sister-in-law, Rose (Addison) Clawson. Survived by mother; sons, Craig Benton, married to Kelli Lynn (Wilson) Clawson, Gahanna, Ohio; and David Sean, married to Kelly Beth (Singel) Clawson, Fairfax, Va.; grandchildren, Aidan Xavier and Liam Benton Clawson; and brothers, Garry B., married to Marlene (Lucas) Clawson, Johnstown; Barry L. Clawson, Carleton, Mich.; and Kerry D., married to Darlene (Ranker) Clawson, Roaring Spring; also several nieces and nephews. Terry was a retired rigger from Bethlehem Steel and very active in the U.S. Steelworkers’ Union, holding office for several years. He received his bachelor’s degree from Mount Aloysius College in public administration. Terry was very involved with Penn’s Woods Council of the Boy Scouts. He served as Scout Master for many years mentoring both of his sons, along with numerous other area boys. He also was extremely active with the Johnstown Genealogical Society, having traced his ancestry back to Scotland and Germany during the pre-American Revolution era. Terry was a veteran of the U.S Navy, having served aboard the USS Forrestal. He loved his family and friends most of all, and would find a friend in any crowd. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc., 146 Chandler Ave., where funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Pastor Nancy Hoover, officiating. Interment, Benshoff Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The Family House at UPMC, 5001 Baum Boulevard, Suite 545, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15213 (412-647-5893 or Arrangements in care of Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc. Condolences may be made at

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