2014-02-27 / Obituaries

W. Gary Clabaugh Everett, 67

W. Gary Clabaugh, 67, Everett, died Sunday, February 23, 2014, at Fulton County Medical Center, Mc- Connellsburg, with his family at his side.

He was born Tuesday, February 26, 1946, in Everett, the son of the late Ross W. Clabaugh and Nellie E. (Miller) Clabaugh.

On August 13, 1964, in Winchester, Va., he married Carol A. (Potts) Clabaugh, who survives along with their daughters: Tammy L. Gelvin and husband Steve Gelvin of Hustontown; Julie A. Jacobs and husband Brian Jacobs, of York; three grandchildren: Brandon Gelvin and wife Hope, Steve Jacobs and Amy Jacobs; and four great-grandchildren with a new greatgrandson on the way.

He was a member of First Christian Church in Everett, and fellowship through Bible study and home group were very important to him. Supporting Christian missions was another important part of his life, taking trips to the Toronto Airport Church and chauffeuring a missionary friend from Australia when she visited the states.

A graduate of Everett Southern Joint High School, Class of 1964, he also studied and graduated from the York Business College. For more than 21 years, he has worked at Interchange Auto Parts, SAC Inc., in Everett at the counter and delivering parts, having helped many customers find just the right part for their repairs.

As proprietor of Gary’s Photo Service, he enjoyed taking pictures, especially of auto racing and family sporting events such as ball games and horse shows. He was also devoted to the care and wellness of all types of animals and was a former leader of the 4-H Horse and Pony Club.

At home and about town, he loved to watch and talk NASCAR, and was also a member of Tri-City HO Slot Car Racing Club. He enjoyed golfing, traveling and making trips to the Jersey Shore, particularly Ocean City and Stone Harbor, and will be remembered for the conversation and friendship he shared with so many.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 26, 2014, at 2 p.m., at First Christian Church in Everett. Rev. Robert R. Robertson and Pastor Glenn Reahm officiated. Burial was at Everett Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church Missions Fund, 57 Providence Street, Everett, PA 15537; to Love Inc. of Bedford County, 80 State Street, Everett, PA 15537; or to Bedford County Humane Society, 1108 Lutzville Road, Everett, PA 15537. Share memories online at www.dallavalleeverett.com.

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