Claude L. Kirkwood

| June 4, 2018

Claude L. Kirkwood, 94, a resident of Cambridge Warren, died there on Friday morning, June 1, 2018.

He was born January 24, 1924, in Halton, PA. He was the son of John and Mary Covel Kirkwood. Claude was a former resident of Reynoldsville, Dubois, and Ridgway, PA. He was a veteran serving with U.S. Navy as a Boilermaker 3rd Class during World War II and the Korean War. In World War II he served on the U.S. Skagit A.K.A. 105, was in Tokyo Harbor the day the peace treaty was signed, serving both the Atlantic and Pacific Theatres. In the Korean War, he served on a repair ship AR, 12, U.S.S. Briareus in the Atlantic Theatre.

He was employed as a welder with PennDOT for 19 ½ years, where he retired on January 31, 1987, and formerly with Pittsburgh-Des Moines Steel Company.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

He is survived by his six children, Richard “Rick” Kirkwood and wife Kelly of Tiona, PA, Cheryl A. Costion and husband Gary of Warren, PA, Terry Kirkwood of Youngsville, PA, Patrice E. VanCise and husband Steve of Russell, PA, Carol C. McClellan and husband Steven of Warren, PA, and Donald C. Kirkwood of Youngsville, PA; one sister, Dorothy Schnepp of Sigel, PA, 13 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Rhines Kirkwood; three sisters, Mary Yeagle, Sarah Heffern, and Betty Mays; three brothers, William, Paul, and Donald Kirkwood; grandson, Brian Costion; and an infant grandson.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA, on Sunday, June 3, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. where a funeral service will be conducted Monday, June 4, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Frank Lanza, Pastor of First Assembly of God Church, officiating.

Full Military Honors will be conducted by members of the Clarendon/Sheffield V.F.W. Honor Guard and U.S. Navy. Interment will be in Donahey Cemetery, Sigel, PA.

Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Donaheny Cemetery, Evelyn Parrett, 3237 Route 3001, Sigel, PA 15860.

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