Clarence J. Feidler, 82, of 927 Fern Road, St. Marys, passed away Monday, March 2, 2015, at the Elk Haven Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.
He was born August 28, 1932 in St. Marys, son of the late Chauncey and Theresa Schaffman Feidler. He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Boniface School. He retired from GTE Sylvania in 1986 after 39 years of service.
On April 23, 1955 in the Sacred Heart Church, he married Patricia “Patty” Leuschel, who survives. He is also survived by a daughter, Maureen Pichler and her husband Randy of Kersey; two sons, Stephen Feidler and his wife Mary Lynn of St. Marys and Michael Feidler and his wife Eva of St. Marys; four grandchildren, Leah Chamberlin and her husband Nick, Michele Feidler, Jeremy Schreiber, and Emily Schreiber; four great grandchildren, Sam Flynn, Alexa Chamberlin, Nickalas Chamberlin, and Ridge Myers; three brothers, Leonard Feidler and his wife Veronica of Weedville, Jerome Feidler and his wife Joyce of St. Marys, and Norman Feidler and his wife Shirley of St. Marys; and a sister-in-law, Carol Gorske of St. Marys.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Martha Minechelli, Dorothy Knouse, Helen Feidler, and Esther Glance; and by three brothers, James Feidler, Robert Feidler, and Richard Feidler.
Mr. Feidler was a member of the Sacred Heart Church and a veteran of the Korean War, having served in Trieste in the 301st Infantry Signal Corp. He was active in Knothole Baseball when he managed his sons’ teams and was a member of the Quarter Century Club at GTE Sylvania and a member of the Moose.
Clarence was a strong and loving man who touched the lives of all whom he came in contact with. He loved his family with all his heart and was truly the sunshine of their lives.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Thursday, March 5, 2015, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, Pastor, officiating. Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen’s Burial Detail. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, from 5:00 until 8:00 PM.
Due to his love of coaching and spectating, memorials can be made to the St. Marys Little League Baseball/Softball Association, PO Box 1001, St. Marys, PA 15857.