The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


March 7, 2014

Richard C. Claycomb

OSTERBURG — CLAYCOMB – Mr. Richard C., 72, Heritage Road, Osterburg, died Thursday, March 6, 2014, at his home. Born Friday, Aug. 15, 1941, in Roaring Spring, son of the late Paul and Hilda (Hoover) Claycomb. Survived by sisters, Karen, wife of  Gene Waybright, Osterburg; and Nina, wife of  Russel Miller, New Paris; nieces, Melanie, wife of  Rick McDonald, New Paris; Stephanie, wife of  Shawn Miller, New Paris; and Dawn, wife of  Brad Hess, New Paris; nephew, Tyler Miller, New Paris; and eight great-nieces and -nephews. Richard was employed in 1962 with the Department of Forests & Waters at State Park Regional Office 3, Shawnee State Park. He was drafted into the military in 1964 and served in the Vietnam War. He also was employed as a purchasing agent for the Hiram G. Andrews Center and then as a purchasing agent for Somerset State Hospital. He finished his work as a public servant in 1996, having retired from the Department of Corrections. Richard attended St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Osterburg. He served as president of Bedford Jaycees and commander of American Legion Post 113 in Bedford. Member of Bedford Lions Club and Visitors Bureau and was self-employed as a step-on tour guide. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 10, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Osterburg, Pastor Donna Wolfinger, officiating. Interment, Osterburg Community Cemetery. Friends are invited to call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Jack H. Geisel Funeral Home, Pleasantville, and from 10:30 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Osterburg. Friends may send flowers to the funeral home or memorial contributions may be made to New Paris Food Bank, c/o David Harris, 3828 Cortland Road, New Paris, Pa. 15554. Online condolences may be expressed at

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