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Donald Clayson

Obituary of Donald B. Clayson

Donald B. Clayson Olean, NY Donald B. Clayson, of 1103 Washington St., passed away Sunday (March 8, 2020) at the Olean General Hospital. Born August 14, 1932 in Portville he was the son of Irving and Olive Wagner Clayson. On June 3, 1954 at the former Showers United Methodist Church in Olean he married Carol L. Nudd who predeceased him October 13, 2014. Mr. Clayson attended Hinsdale Central School where he excelled in sports. He later enlisted in the US Marine Corps at the age of 18 where he served in the Korean War and received a Purple Heart. He worked for 27 years at the former Montgomery Ward Co. in Olean until its closure. He then worked an additional 17 years for J.C. Penny Co. until his retirement. He was a member of the Disabled American Vets. He enjoyed camping, hunting and bowling. Surviving are a son Brian (Tracie) Clayson of Olean; 2 grandchildren Zoey and Zachary Clayson; 2 brothers-in-law Daniel Nudd of Cuba and Russell Burton of Portville and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by a daughter Deborah Clayson on February 17, 2013; a sister June Lowe and a brother Douglas Clayson. Friends will be received on Thursday from 4-7pm at the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home 3128 W. State Rd. Olean. Funeral services will be held Friday (March 13, 2020) at 11am in the funeral home. Rev. Joan Zimmerman, interim pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Five Mile Cemetery. Memorials, if desired, may be made to Disabled American Veterans, Greater Buffalo #1, 85 Amherst St., Buffalo, NY 14207. Online condolences may be expressed at oleanfuneralhome.com.
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