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Clark A. Rhodes, 85

February 21, 2013

Clark A. Rhodes, 85, of Punxsutawney, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Mr. Rhodes was born Nov. 20, 1927, in Adamsburg, a son of the late John P. and Alta E. (Norris) Rhodes.

Clark is survived by his wife, Marilyn A. (McQuown) Rhodes, of Punxsutawney.

They were married July 1, 1950.

Mr. Rhodes served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and the Air Force during the Korean War.

He was retired from the Linde Company, a subsidiary of Union Carbide after 39-and-a-half years of service as a District Business Manager.

He was an active member of the Grace United Methodist Church of Punxsutawney, where he was a teacher for many years, a chairman of the church council, chairman of the building committee and lay leader and Indiana district lay leader.

He also filled the pulpit for nine months.

He was a member of the Lindsey Fire Company, serving as president and chaplain; the Punxsutawney Firemen's Association; the Y.M.C.A. Board; the zoning board, which he served on as chairman; the V.F.W.; the American Welding Society, Punxsutawney Boosters, where he served as president and was recognized as Booster of the Year; and a 50-year member of the Masons.

In addition to his wife, Marilyn, surviving relatives include a son; C. Douglas Rhodes and wife Miranda of Charlotte, N.C.; a daughter; Janice L. Sandy and husband Frank of Punxsutawney; four grandchildren, Ryan Sandy and wife Wendy of Cary, N.C., Brianne Ryen and husband Matthew of Fuquay Varina, N.C., Jonathan Rhodes and wife Daniela of Chesapeake, Va., and Caitlin Rhodes of Charlotte, N.C., six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Barbara Verdill and Gladys Paterson, both of Punxsutawney; a sister-in-law, Betty Rhodes of Charleston, S.C., and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, John Rhodes.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at McCabe Funeral Home in Punxsutawney.

Additional viewing will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at the funeral home, where a Masonic Service will be held at 1 p.m.

A funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. Sunday at Grace United Methodist Church with the Rev. Al Kimmel officiating.

Private interment will follow at Circle Hill Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Grace United Methodist Church.

Online condolences may be made at mccabefuneralhomes.com.

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