Howard McClinsey, 95 of Reynoldsville, passed away Sunday, May 19, 2019, surrounded by his family at home. Howard was born December 25, 1923 in Punxsutawney to the late Murray and Alka (Bainey) McClinsey. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Howard referred to himself as “a jack of all trades” because of his tinkering and his ability to do most anything. He loved to be in the outdoors, but he especially loved being a mentor to his grandchildren. He was a devoted father and grandfather. He was married Melba D. (Patterson) McClinsey, who preceded him in death on December 5, 2001. Howard is survived by two sons; Billie McClinsey and wife Elaine of Tonawanda, NY, and Alan McClinsey of Winter Park, FL. Five daughters; Carolyn Richau and husband Arthur of Niagara Falls, NY, Sandra Jackson and husband Raymond of Clearfield, Cheryl Ryan of Reynoldsville, Donna Knarr and husband Paul of Wauchula, FL and Debra Clark of Lockport, NY. Two brothers; Louis McClinsey and wife Dorothy and Murray McClinsey and wife Joan all of N. Tonawanda, NY. Two sisters; Anna Mae McClinsey of Punxsutawney and Viola Covatch of Marchand. He is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. In addition to is wife Melba, he was preceded in death by two son’s ; Harold and Richard McClinsey, three brothers ; Clarence, Leroy and Merle McClinsey along with four sisters; Gertrude Bouch, Louise Sturgeon, Ruth McClnsey and LaRue McClinsey. Friends will be received from 3-7 PM Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at the McCabe Funeral Home in Punxsutawney where a funeral service to follow at 7 PM. Interment will follow Thursday morning at 10 AM at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Mahaffey. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to DuBois Hospice or the Church of Christ in Clearfield. Online condolences may be made at mccabefuneralhomespa.com
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