Clair F. Almeter – 101 years young, died Monday evening (January 24, 2022) at his home, following a brief illness.
Born in West Almond on December 4, 1920, he was the son of Jacob & Mary (Schwab) Almeter.
Clair grew up on Jersey Hill in West Almond and, along with his 9 siblings, would walk nearly two miles to the one-room schoolhouse near their family farm.
For several years, Clair worked on the Almeter Dairy Farm and for about 15 years was employed at the former Erie Railroad primarily working in the Freight House. For many years, he was employed as a plumber in the maintenance department at Alfred University. He retired at the age of 65.
Clair was a 70 year communicant of St. Brendan’s Church of Almond. He had a deep appreciation of nature and loved taking long walks in the woods and bird watching. Clair was a hunter & fisherman and enjoyed working in his vegetable garden and flower garden.
He was married on May 16, 1946 to the former Mildred Alice George who died February 25, 2004. Clair was also preceded in death by his son, Kenneth Clair Almeter who died April 22, 2021; 5 brothers; 4 sisters.
Surviving are his daughter, Patricia “Pat” (Bill) Childs of Wellsville; his daughter-in-law, Paulette Almeter of Almond; 4 grandchildren, Cary (Eileen) Childs, Lisa (Damon) Flick, Amy (Tom) Mingle and Jodie Carlin; 6 great-grandchildren; many nieces & nephews.
The family of Clair F. Almeter will receive friends on Thursday from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 11:30 AM at St. Brendan’s Church of Almond with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Almond, NY.
Clair’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name be made to either St. Brendan’s Church, 11 South Main St., Almond, NY 14804 or to the Almond Fire Department, 1 Marvin Lane, Almond, NY 14804 or to the Almond Public Library, 42 North Main St., Almond, NY 14804. Memorial forms will be available at the Dagon Funeral Home.
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