Donald Wayne Barclay Sr.

Donald Wayne Barclay Sr., 92, entered into rest on May 12, 2009, in Aiken. Don was formerly a resident of Beaver, Pa., for 85 years before moving to Aiken in 2001. He was born in Beaver, Pa., June 22, 1916, one of two children born to Earl Wayne Barclay and Julia Ann Lohry. He was a graduate of Beaver High School in 1934, and attended Geneva College. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army; he fought with the 752nd R.O.B. attached to the 1st and 3rd Army Combat Engineers. During World War II he served in France, Belgium, the Rhineland and Central Europe. During his service he was awarded numerous campaign medals including two Bronze Stars. He retired in 1977 as superintendent of maintenance and construction, Seamless Tube Division of Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp. Don was a member of the Park United Presbyterian Church, Beaver, Pa., for more than 50 years and attended the Millbrook Baptist Church while residing with his daughter in Aiken. He was a member of the Masonic Temple, St. James Lodge 457 F&AM in Beaver. Don was a licensed recreational pilot since 1935, flying out of Patterson Heights Airport. He was an avid outdoors man who enjoyed many hunting and fishing trips throughout the United States with both his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Delores Hoyt Barclay in 1997; a sister, Earlene Barclay Shaw; and two half-brothers, Paul St. Clair and Charles Vanderslice; four grandsons, James (Jacy) and Robert (Bo) McClinton, Sean Barclay and Michael Como; and a son-in-law, Gregory L. White Sr. Surviving are his children, the Rev. Donald W. Barclay Jr. and wife, Cathy, of Sunset Beach, N.C.; Brent M. Barclay and wife, Ruth, of Aiken; R. Duff Barclay and wife, M. Dee, of Beaver, Pa.; Marnee Barclay McClinton and husband, James, of Aiken; Barbara Barclay White of Beaver Falls, Pa., Kathy Barclay of Beaver, Pa.; 12 grandchildren; and 28 greatgrandchildren. A memorial service officiated by the Rev. Donald W. Barclay Jr. will be announced at a later date by the family. He will be laid to rest along side his wife, Lorcy, at the Beaver Cemetery, Beaver, Pa. George Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 211 Park Ave. S.W. Aiken, is assisting the family. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.georgefuneralhomes.com.

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