Born January 20, 1932 in Fombell, he was the son of the late John C. and Grace Drushel Stich. He was married for 57 years to Imogene Gallaher Stich, who survives.
Clarence was formerly employed at the North Mill of J.& L. Steel Company, the United States Postal Service and the United States Census Bureau. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He founded “Pap Pap Creations”, where he made wooden crafts and sold them at many festivals, including the Ellwood City Arts and Craft Festival. He was a member of many clubs including; Model Railroad Club, Beaver Valley Vagabonds, The Lunch Bunch and the Green Valley Park Recreation Board. He enjoyed traveling, having visited most of the United States and Canada. He traveled to Jamaica on a Mission Trip. He also enjoyed model trains, hunting, fishing, camping and gardening.
In addition to his wife, Imogene, survivors include three daughters, Vicki (James) Henley of Rochester, Patti (David) Phillippi and Bonnie (Timothy) Phillippi, both of Ellwood City; a son, John (Michele) Stich of Phoenix, Maryland; sister, Helen Pfeifer of Girard, Ohio; sister in law, Gladys Faull of Ellwood City; nine grandchildren, Michael (Victoria) Phillippi, Timothy (Allyson) Phillippi, Jamie (Ryan) Wellman, Kristin (Daniel) Minkus, Jennifer (Jordan) Curcia, Rachel Guidry, Valerie Henley, Caitlin and Lauren Stich; and nine great grandchildren, Mikayla, Kaylee, Madison, Jianna, Nathan, Joelle, Sophia, Maddie, and Layla.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Martha Marshall and two brothers, Robert and Earl Stich.
Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday January 1, 2014 from 4:30 – 8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.
Funeral Services will be held at the New Sewickley Presbyterian Church on Thursday at 11:00 am with Rev. Daniel T. Callahan officiating.
Interment will follow in St. Mark’s Lutheran Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to New Sewickley Presbyterian Church, 101 Big Knob Rd. Rochester, PA 15074.
Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.