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Clyde A. Iams, Jr., 93, of Graysville, Pa. died at 4:35 p.m. Wednesday, December 2, 2015 in the WHS-Greene in Waynesburg, Pa. of complications from Alzheimers disease.
He was born November 4, 1922 in Center Twp., Greene County, Pa. a son of the late Clyde Arden Iams, Sr. and Mary Anderson Iams and had resided in Westmoreland County from 1965 until returning to the Graysville area in 1984.
Mr. Iams was a member of the Unity Presbyterian Church at Graysville, Pa. and a 1941 graduate of the former Center Twp. High School in Rogersville.
He was a veteran of World War II where he served as a staff sergeant with the U. S. Army in the Medical Detachment of the 386th Infantry. He was wounded on April 9, 1945 in Neder Elben, Germany and awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star, along with the American Theater Ribbon, EAME Theater Ribbon with one Bronze Star, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.
Mr. Iams was a member of the American Legion Post 330 and the V.F.W. Post 4793, and the Purple Heart Chapter 34, all in Waynesburg and the National Rifle Association
He enjoyed deer and raccoon hunting, animals of all varieties, especially his dogs.
Mr. Iams was employed as an electrician by Peoples Natural Gas Company in the Westmoreland County area for over 30 years prior to retiring in 1984, and had served as a Gray Twp. Supervisor for several terms, and also served as the record-keeper for the Hopewell Cemetery for several years.
On August 15, 1946 he married Doris Marie Hicks who survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Duane E., husband of Donna Iams of Graysville, Jeffrey L. Iams and Laverne R., husband of Carol Iams, both of North Apollo; five grandchildren, Jason and Kristen Iams,companion of Mitchell, Dayna Keevan, Joshua Iams and Rachel Davenport; eight great grandchildren; a brother, Duane, husband of Ruth Iams of Pittsburgh; two sisters, Evelyn Walker of Sycamore and Ruth Stewart of Hayden, Iowa; a son-in-law, Robert Leroy Brinker of Sycamore; several nieces and nephews.
Deceased in addition to his parents is a daughter, Brenda Louise Brinker who died February 7, 2003.
Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the Rush Funeral Home, Inc. Rogersville, Pa. where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, December 6, 2015 with Pastor David Lowe officiating. Interment will follow in Hopewell Cemetery. Graveside military rites will be accorded by representatives of the U.S. Army and the Waynesburg American Legion Post 330. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to either the Unity Presbyterian Church or the Alzheimers Foundation.
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