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Clair Eugene Heysham, 78, Hilton


Clair Eugene Heysham, 78, of Hilton, passed away on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at Strong Memorial Hospital. He was born on February 3, 1944 in Wellsville, the son of the late Harold and Doris (Stillman) Heysham.

“Heysh” was a 1963 graduate of Wellsville High School. Upon graduating, he enlisted with the United State Air Force. After his honorable discharge in 1968, he worked for Kodak, in Rochester for many years before moving his career to Harris Seed in Chili, NY. He was a former member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Wellsville. He very much enjoyed attending the Wellsville Balloon Rally each year; however, he tended to keep mostly to himself.

He is survived by: three nieces, Michele Whitesides, Cindy Ray, and Lorrie Smith, as well as several great-nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Nancy Greene.

Friends will be invited to a Graveside Service with full military honors at a later date with Reverend Dr. Eric Ash Sr. presiding. Please consider memorial donations to a charity of your choice. To leave online condolences please visit 

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