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Samuel T. McClelland Sr.

August 3, 2020 ~ November 7, 2020


Samuel T. McClelland Sr. 75 , of Houtzdale, passed away Saturday November 7, 2020 at Penn Highlands DuBois.

Born August 3, 1945 in Houtzdale,  he was the son of the late Samuel and Margaret (Helsel) McClelland.

Sam was a nine year veteran of the United States Marine Corps serving three tours of duty in Vietnam . He served with the United States Drum and Bugle Corps  and was a United States Embassy guard in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

He retired from the correction officers staff at the Clearfield County Jail.

Surviving  is a son Samuel T. McClelland Jr. and his fiancé  Nicole Thompson and her daughter Brooke of Houtzdale, two sisters, Sally (Donald) Evans  of Houtzdale, Peggy Rhoades of Philipsburg and a sister-in-law Shirley McClelland of Ramey.

Also surviving are nieces Jolene (Timothy) Berry , Sharon (Peter) Ogilvie and nephews Scott (Lise) Evans, Hunter (Erin) McClelland and Eric McClelland and a friend Alice Gates.

Preceding him in death were his parents, a brother John S. McClelland and brother-in-law Bruce Rhoades.

 Funeral service will be private with Rev. William Ellis officiating. 

Friends will be received at the Birger A. Freeberg Funeral Home Inc., Houtzdale  Monday November 9, 2020 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Interment will be in the American Legion Cemetery, Brisbin with graveside military honors  accorded by the Houtzdale American Legion and Janesville Veterans of Foreign Wars joint Honor Guard.

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November 9, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Birger A. Freeberg Funeral Home Inc.
200 David Street
Houtzdale, PA 16651

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