Edward C. Clawson

Born: Fri., Sep. 9, 1927
Died: Fri., Sep. 22, 2017


2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Sat., Sep. 30, 2017
Location: Yost-Gedon Funeral Home

Memorial Service

3:00 PM Sat., Sep. 30, 2017
Location: Yost-Gedon Funeral Home

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Edward C. Clawson, age 90, of Gwynned Wynd, Lock Haven, PA passed away September 22, 2017 at his residence. Edward was born September 9, 1927 in Ligonier Twp, PA and was the son of the late Harris Albert and Sarah Elizabeth Needham Clawson. He was one of 14 children.

Edward graduated from Ligonier High School while serving in the Pennsylvania National Guard, then enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, serving in China in 1945. Ed earned his Bachelors in Education at St. Vincent College and Indiana State College (Indiana University of PA); his Masters from University of Pittsburgh and Doctorate of Education degree from Penn State University in 1968.

Ed was united in marriage on August 18, 1956 to the former Gwendolyn Bailey, who survives. Ed was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather who loved being around his family. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Mark Gregory (Sofia) Clawson of Brooklyn, NY; Kurt Edward (Marguerite) Clawson of Collegeville, PA , and daughter, Lauren Ann Miller of Mt. Vernon, Ohio. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Edward M. Miller, Mark F. Miller, Kelly Anne Clawson, and Keith Clawson. All his grandchildren brought much joy in his life. He is also survived by two sisters, Esther Gail Post and Ethel Mae Clawson, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Ed’s professional career included teaching elementary education in the Lower Burrell, PA and San Diego, CA, school districts; Director of Elementary Education for the Lock Haven Area Joint School System and a professor of Education for 31 years at Lock Haven State College (University). During his tenure at Lock Haven, he was appointed Principal of Akeley (Elementary) Lab School for 10 yrs. He realized his dream of returning to China in 1989, teaching English at Nanjing University.

Ed represented the interest of colleagues on the Executive Council of ABSCUF, the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculty and was President of the local ABSCUF at Lock Haven University. For his selfless service, he won numerous awards and the statewide Distinguished Service Awards. He served his community as a past campaign chairman of the March of Dimes; was a Charter Member and president of the Lock Haven Area Jaycees; a charter Board Member of the Mill Brook Playhouse Board of Directors; a School Board Director for the Keystone Central School District; and served as an advisor for the Jr. Achievement Organization, as well as mentoring and teaching in the local schools during his retirement.

Ed was an avid gardener and loved growing numerous varieties of vegetables and flowers on his 2 acre property.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Edward C. Clawson will be held on Saturday, September 30, at 3:00 p.m. in the Yost-Gedon Funeral Home and Cremation Services LLC, 121 West Main Street, Lock Haven, PA. Family and friends will be received one hour prior to the Memorial. Reverend Lauren C. Miller will officiate. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made in Ed’s name to the Dr. Edward and Gwendolyn Clawson Scholarship Fund, c/o LHU Foundation, Lock Haven University. Online thoughts and prayers may be made at www.yost-gedonfuneralhome.com.

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Howard Yost
   Posted Tue September 26, 2017
Mrs Clawson. and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Bob Herncane
   Posted Wed September 27, 2017
So sorry for your loss. I had your husband/father for several classes during my time at Lock Haven--and the thing that I remember most is that he was a very decent and caring individual. Sincerely,Bob Herncane class of 1966

Ray Allen
   Posted Thu September 28, 2017
Sympathy & kindest regards to the Clawson family & very many friends wherever they may be. God bless 1 & all. Take care.

Wayne Allison
   Posted Thu September 28, 2017
Gwen and family please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Ed had a significant impact on our lives as a professor and later as my department chair at Akeley. We will always remember him fondly. May God bless you in this time.

Donn Wagner
   Posted Thu September 28, 2017
Dr. Clawson was a man that played a major role in me becoming an elementary teacher. His easy going mannerism and his natural concern for his students created an environment that allow individuality yet true professionalism to evolve.
I am saddened by his passing, but I know he is still teaching and looking over his family and all of the students that he worked with from a far better place.
May you rest in peace Dr. Clawson. I am 73 years old but I can not address you in any other way than Dr. Clawson, because I have so much respect for who you were and what you gave to so many. May your gentle caring ways carry forth for many generations to come by your family and those who love you.

Bonnie Zaiss Goldberg
   Posted Fri September 29, 2017
My dear Aunt Gwen, Cousins Greg, Kurt, Lauren & their spouses :
I wish to extend my deepest & heartfelt sympathy to you at this difficult time. Times spent with you giggling and laughing at our homes & our Family Reunions are treasured memories. Please know you are in my heart, thoughts, & prayers, & that I am with you in spirit. My love to you all, and to each of you 《HUG》

harriet clark
   Posted Sat September 30, 2017
Aunt Gwen I am sorry for your loss . We will miss him. Mom was very proud of her brother.. I dont have to tell you what a good and intelligent man he was. Love Harriet McCreery Clark Niece

harriet clark
   Posted Sat September 30, 2017
Aunt Gwen I am sorry for your loss . We will miss him. Mom was very proud of her brother.. I dont have to tell you what a good and intelligent man he was. Love Harriet McCreery Clark Niece

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