WESTFIELD - Claire A. Post, age 82, of the Sherman-Westfield Rd., Westfield, N.Y., died Tuesday morning, Nov. 6, 2012, at St. Vincent Health Center in Erie, Pa.
Claire was born March 9, 1930, in Union City, Pa., the son of the late Claire Anson and Florence (Hall) Post.
He was a graduate of Corry Area High School, enlisted in the U.S. Army and was sent to IBM Technical training in Endicott, N.Y., to learn computer repair and programming. He served honorably from 1948 until his discharge in 1952 as a Technical Sergeant First Class.
Claire A. Post
When his enlistment was over, he returned home and worked in the computer departments of Sylvania Corp., in Warren, Pa., and then Welch Foods in Westfield, N.Y. Simultaneously, he attended Gannon College in Erie where he earned his Bachelor's Degree in business administration. Well respected in his field, Claire had been employed by various companies in the emerging data processing profession, most recently for DSA of Erie, and retired in 1992.
He was an avid card player who enjoyed cribbage and poker as well as bowling. Claire was a member and past president of the Chautauqua Lake Region Antique Automobile Club and enjoyed tinkering with his antique cars.
Claire was an accomplished trap and skeet shooter and was a life member of Westfield Fish and Game Club where he participated in several skeet and trap leagues. He loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter. He held memberships in the NRA, the Jamestown AMVETS, the Mayville American Legion Post 0493, the Wm. P Jackway VFW Post 6764, the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 118, both of Westfield, and a life member of the DAV.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Dorothy M. (Crump) Post, whom he married on May 5, 1956, in Westfield; his son, Vern (Sue) Post of Mayville, N.Y.; and three daughters, Carol (Dan) Greco of Jamestown, N.Y., Gail (Larry) Jackson of Sherman, N.Y., and Marie (Eric) Edwards of Westfield, N.Y.; grandchildren, Vern (Janelle) Post, Jr., Andrew (Loraine) Post, Amy Post, Dan "DJ" (Heather) Greco, Michelle (Glenn) Giles, Stephanie, Nathan and Gregory Jackson, Rachael (Daryn) Coon and Derek (Brittany) Edwards; 10 great-grandchildren; and his sister, Joyce (Robert) Newton of North East, Pa.
Friends called at the First Presbyterian Church and Society of Westfield, 49 S. Portage St., Westfield on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 1 p.m. until the time of services there at 2 p.m., with Rev. Stephen Morse officiating. Claire's family continued to receive friends in the fellowship hall of the church following the services. Burial was private.
Memorials may be made to Westfield Fish and Game Club, Ogden Road, PO Box 481, Westfield, N.Y., 14787 or to a charity of choice.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Mason Funeral Home, 37 Clinton St., Westfield. Log on to www.masonfuneral.com to send the Post family a message of sympathy.