Clair J. Bishop, 78 of Punxsutawney, passed away on Wednesday December 8, 2021, at the home of his son.
He was born April 20, 1943 to Howard and Martha (Armstrong) Bishop in Punxsutawney.
Clair was an active member of the Countryside Baptist Church. He was very strong in his faith. Clair taught Sunday School, lead nursing home ministries and visited people to invite them to church and officiated the Memorial Day services at Pine Church. He enjoyed playing his harmonica and dulcimer. Clair was gifted in crafting the Dulcimer instrument and wooden spoons for himself but also for many others. He was a very giving individual. He worked 50 years in the Natural Gas Industry. He worked with Fairman Drilling, Goal Drilling, and retired with Range Resources. Clair enjoyed his work, spending time outdoors, crafting items, visiting people, and spending time with his family.
He is survived by two sons and a daughter, John C. Bishop and wife Jan, DuBois, Nancy Beth Bishop, Valier, Russell L. “Russ” Bishop and wife Jackie, Punxsutawney, three grandchildren, Ryan Fulton and wife Courtney, Anna C. Bishop, Nathan P. Bishop. Two great grandchildren, Bryce and Rees Fulton, a brother Warren L. Bishop, Punxsutawney, a sister-in-law Janice Bishop, Punxsutawney, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Fidella A. (Pifer) Bishop, August 26, 2012, a grandchild Carlee Fulton, an infant sister, brother Dale Bishop, and sister-in-law Ellen Bishop.
Friends will be received on Saturday from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM at the McCabe Funeral Home Inc. 114 Maple Ave., Punxsutawney, PA 15767, Friends will also be received on MONDAY from 10:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM at the funeral home.
Graveside services will follow at Pine Cemetery, Rochester Mills.
Memorial donations may be made to Countryside Baptist Church, PO Box 422, Punxsutawney, PA 15767
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