Samuel “Sam” Earl Post, Jr., age 88 of Claysville PA, passed away unexpectedly in his home on Monday, September 26, 2022.
He was born on January 14, 1934, in Washington, son of the late Earle and Nellie (Canan) Post.
He graduated from Claysville High School in 1952.
Sam met the love of his life at age 13, Mary Ruth Barnhart, who was 11, and they married on January 1, 1956, in the Claysville Methodist Church, and were happily married for almost 60 years until her passing on September 8, 2015.
He worked for over 37 years at Jessop Steel that eventually became Allegheny Tech, always working on the hot rolling mills. Sam was also a manager of the Claysville Braves Little League Baseball Team for several years.
Sam loved all types of hunting and hunted mule deer and elk in Wyoming and Colorado with his brother-in-law Bob. He enjoyed going to their B.S. hunting camp in McKean County to hunt black bear, deer, and turkey with his son David, grandson Steven, and brother-in-law.
He was a member of the NRA for over 60 years, also a member of the Claysville Sportsmen’s Club, and was treasurer of the Dutch Fork Gobblers Hunting Club. Sam and his beloved wife were charter members of the Covered Bridge Region, A.A, C.A., Antique Car Club for over 30 years and he and Mary owned and showed a 32 Ford V-8 Deuce Coupe that he bought after he graduated from High School. The Deuce was one of their courting cars. He later restored it to original condition, and they won dozens of trophies and plaques over the years throughout the tri-state area. He always enjoyed buying, restoring, and selling antique cars and trucks and was also a charter member of the Claysville Rodders Car Club. He was also a long-time member and volunteer at the Train Gang at the Crown Center in Washington.
Sam was an avid amateur wrestling fan and taught both his sons how to wrestle at a very early age.
After Sam retired in 1993, he and Mary drove across the country five times and went on Amtrak in 1992 to see his son, Randy and his family in the Seattle, Washington area. They took a different route each time to see all the different parts of the country.
He is survived by his sons Randall (Ronni) Post, David (Launa) Post, grandchildren, Trisha Post (Scott McVicker), Steven Post (Shauntae), Chelsea Morris (Miguel), and Donovan Post, great grandchildren, Maryn, Audrey, and Gavin McVicker, Concetta Westfall and Elias Post, Sister Jean (John) McCullough, Sister-in-law Mary Barnhart, and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and Loving wife, he was preceded in death by, sisters Nellie Snyder, Mary Borsare, Joanne Lilley and brother in laws Carl Eugene Barnhart and Robert Glenn Barnhart.
Friends will be received on Friday, September 30, 2022, from 3-7 pm in the Claysville United Presbyterian Church,134 Wayne St. Claysville, PA 15323. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2022, at 11:00 AM in the church with Pastor Linda Mankey, officiating. Burial will follow at Claysville Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that any donations be made to the Claysville United Presbyterian Church or the Claysville Volunteer Fire Department, 154 Main St. Claysville, PA 15323.
Please view and sign the online tribute wall at www.kestersonfh.com.