OBITUARY

Richard P Clay

August 21, 1936March 22, 2014

Richard P. Clay, 77, Lebanon, passed away on March 22, 2014 in his residence. He was born in Lebanon on August 21, 1936 a son of the late Leroy and Anna Eck Clay. He had been employed by the Lebanon Steel Foundry and Boscov’s for many years. He was a member of St. Luke’s U.M. Church in West Lebanon and was a long-time Lion’s Club member. He was an avid golfer and fisherman who enjoyed striking up conversation with everyone. He was proud of having his cookbook “Clay’s Kitchen” published and catalogued in the Library of Congress. He is survived by children: Steve and wife Debra Clay, Mitch and wife Denise Clay, Kenneth and wife Susan Null, Kathy wife of Scott Yeagley, Carol wife of John Greish, Craig Null; grandchildren: Sasha Clay, Amanda Clay, Crissa Clay, Lisa Clay, Andrew Yeagley, Nathan Yeagley, Sharon Greish, Amanda Demmy, Dylan Null; great-grandchildren: Sheldon, Ava, Naomi and Jayden Yeagley, Lyniah Demmy, Eva Demmy, Hailey Kuglar, Kadence Kuglar; sister: Judith. As a man who enjoyed the company of women he is also survived by former wives: Karen and Annie. He was preceded in death by granddaughters: Nicole Clay and Kayla Ann Greish as well as a brother: Leroy and sister: Joyce. Funeral services will be Thursday at 8:00 P.M. in the Rohland Funeral Home, 508 Cumberland St., Lebanon, PA 17042 where a viewing will begin at 6:00 P.M. prior to the service on Thursday. Final interment will be on Friday at 10:00 A.M. in the Covenant Greenwood Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to the Rohland Funeral Home beginning at 9:15 A.M. on Friday to form a procession to the cemetery that will leave promptly at 9:45 A.M.

Services

  • Viewing Thursday, March 27, 2014
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 27, 2014
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Amy

March 28, 2014

What a wonderful man. Prayers to the family.

Pamela Bechtel

March 28, 2014

Kathy and family members, Please accept our sincere condolances at the loss of your father. Parents are not an easy thing to lose as they have always been there for you. That void is deep, but remember they are always in your heart and memories can be cherished forever. Much love, Pam, Jeff, Matthew and Meghan !

Tim

March 28, 2014

Saddened to hear of your loss. May The Lord keep, guide, and guard over you all the days of your lives.

March 27, 2014

Dad,
I love you more than you know. I will miss you just as much. Your strength, caring, and brilliance, I hope to live up to through the rest of my days. I was honored to be by your side throughout your life as well as your passing. The word proud does not hold a candle to what I feel at this moment.
Your loving son, Steve

Cindy Sammer

March 26, 2014

I had the pleasure of working with Richard for many years. He always had a smile on his face. Will miss his napping in the lunchroom before starting work. He was always there I think an hour before he started work. My thoughts and prayers are with Richards family.

Sharon Greish

March 26, 2014

Pappy we love you so much and miss you sooo much. You made everyones live so much better and you touched so many hearts in the years that you have spent with us.... I will see you again one day and I will never forget he wonderful man that you were and still are.... Until then I know your watching over us till we can meet again.... I LOVE YOU SOOO MUCH PAPPY!!!!

Sharon Greish

March 26, 2014

Michael Lyons

March 25, 2014

Steve and Mitch
Your Dad was an awesome man to be around. His love of his children and grandchildren was his favorite topic to talk about, next to golf and working at Boscov's. It was always a pleasure to sit near Richard in the employee lunch room and strike up a conversation with him, or chat with him on the sales floor, to see how much trouble he gotten himself into with the ladies. Richard will be sadly missed by all.

Elaine Henne

March 25, 2014

I am so sorry for your loss. Richard always had a smile for everyone and loved to help anyone in need. He was a joy to work with and it was a privilege to call him my friend.

Geraldine Speece

March 25, 2014

Judy and family my thoughts and prayers are with you. I loved him very much. I would visit him while he worked at Boscov's.I will be there on Thursday.My love to Uncle Richards family. My love Geraldine E. Speece (Clay) niece