2018-06-21 / Obituaries

Claude R. Mellott

McConnellsburg, 83

Claude Roger “ Crow” Mellott, 83, McConnellsburg, died Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg.

He was born in Harrisonville, March 24, 1935, the son of the late Elena V. (Mellott) and Claude L. Mellott. He was the husband of Janet L. (Truax) Mellott, whom he married February 13, 1957.

He served in the Air Force, was a member of Mc- Connellsburg United Methodist Church in his younger years and a past member of American Legion Post #561 and VFW Post #655, both of McConnellsburg.

He was an electronics engineer with IBM upon retiring in 1987. He then worked part time at Great Cove Golf Course maintenance department. He was an avid reader, especially of history novels, enjoyed working on garden tractors, small engines and in his woodworking shop. He also worked with Tom Peck’s racing crew for many years, built mantel and grandfather clocks, loved hunting, dirt track racing and his dog “Smoke.”

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Lisa A. (wife of Paul) Johnston, McConnellsburg; a sister, Louise Long, Orbisonia; brothers: Earl (husband of Grace) Mellott, Camp Hill; Jerre Mellott, McConnellsburg; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Claude R. Mellott, III.

Memorial services will be held at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home Inc., McConnellsburg, at 1 p.m., Saturday, June 23. Pastor Dick Bernhard officiated. Interment will be held at a later date.

Military services were conducted by Fulton Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to Fulton County Library, 227 North First Street, McConnellsburg, PA 17233 or Fulton County Medical Center, 214 Peach Orchard Road, Mc- Connellsburg, PA 17233.

Online condolences at www.howardlsipes.com.

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