OBITUARY

Norman Eugene Clair

January 9, 1946April 8, 2021

Norman E. Clair passed away on April 8, 2021. Although greatly saddened by the loss of a favorite brother, uncle, friend, we rejoice for Norman’s heavenly reunion with his wife. We will sorely miss his storytelling and his quirky sense of humor.

Norman, a Vietnam Era veteran, spent much of his life serving veterans and his community. He was a member of the DAV and National Association of the Trench Rats. As an active member of the Disabled American Veteran Chapter 53 for over 40 years, he held many positions including Commander, Adjutant, and served on the Department Executive Committee. He was an avid volunteer for the Pittsburgh area VAHCS, donating well over 30,000 hours of service. The family asks he be remembered in the spirit of his servitude.

Norman was the loving son of Marie (Bender) and Paul J. Clair. He was born January 9, 1945 and was preceded in death by both his parents and his wife of 42 years, Lori (Conrad) Clair. He is survived by his sister, Paula J. Scalo, his nieces; Cindy (Scalo) Ainslie, Darla Wainscott, and Christina Scalo, his nephew Cletus Scalo. His loving extended family includes five great nieces, two great nephews and his cousin Robert Nossek.

Visitation is scheduled on Friday April 16, 2021 at the Healy-Hahn Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. at 512 Grant Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15209. Family and friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8.The DAV Memorial Service will be conducted at 3 pm on Friday, April 16, 2021.

An additional Memorial Service will be held on Saturday April 17, 2021 at 10 am in the Funeral Home, to be followed by a Committal Service at Mt. Royal Cemetery Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the DAV Chapter 53 to be used to provide services for veterans at the local VA facilities.

Please address check to: DAV Chapter 53 And mail to Robert Jones, Chapter 53 Adjutant DAV Chapter 53 523 Burtner Road Natrona Heights, PA 15065

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, April 16, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, April 17, 2021

Memories

Norman Eugene Clair

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Eric and Yoshiko Lang

April 14, 2021

Norman was one of a kind. He was the best joke teller I ever met. We will miss his spark and charm and we are thankful for his service to our country and to our veterans.

Martin Wilson

April 14, 2021

Just wanted to say as a fellow Veteran my self. It is very important to have someone do what Mr Clair did with his life to help Veterans in need .We need more people like him .I’ll just say thanks.

Frances Dietrich

April 14, 2021

Mr. Clair will be missed by all. His dedication and loyalty to All Veterans, will never be forgotten.

I had the pleasure of seeing him at most DAV Conventions.

His smile and laughter lit up the room, he always made you smile, and people loved to be around him.

His love for his beloved wife was immeasurable.

DAV State Of Pennsylvania will always remember you, you will never be forgotten.

Fran
DAV Dept. Hq. Office Manager

Gloria Smith

April 14, 2021

Norm was a wonderful friend and mentor to many veterans and volunteers including myself. He and Lori provided many hours of service by entertaining veterans in hospitals including the VA and Southwest Veteran's Home. I remember when Norm received the honor of an award for 27,000 hours of Volunteerism at a special volunteer luncheon. It was announced but he wasn't there to receive his award because he was providing a bingo that day for the vets at Aspinwall VA. He never looked for the pat on the back but always deserved it. We will miss you my friend. DAV District 6 & National Order of Trench Rats.

john haltigan

April 11, 2021

Norm really enjoyed sports especially his Pittsburgh teams and loved discussing and reminiscing about them. He was a student of military history, especially the Civil War and was proud of the ancestor he had in Pittsburgh's own Knaps Battery. He was a very generous person.

Janice Taylor

April 10, 2021

My favorite memory of Norman was at the swimming pool of his at Sprucewood Drive home. He was so happy there. Lori was still alive and they were grilling burgers, and singing, and playing in the pool with our kids, Julia and Jason, who were 6 and 8 years old at the time. Norman enjoyed showing us his treasured collections, toys, and history memorabilia in the basement den. He enjoyed talking politics and sports... especially the Steelers! I know he was broken hearted when Lori died and like to think they will have a wonderful heavenly reunion.

My sympathy to his family and friends.

Jan Taylor
(Lori Clair’s cousin in Tampa, Florida)

Jacqueline Borowski

April 10, 2021

My husband Ron and I will always remember him for his caring for others and making us laugh. He was a joy to know and love.

Jackie Borowski. ( Lori's cousin on the Lang side)