Stephen S. Clarton
06/25/1931 - 01/15/2019
Stephen S. Clarton, 87, of Hanover, entered into God’s eternal care on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at his home. He was the husband of Catherine (Young) Clarton, his wife of 62 years. Born June 25, 1931 in Oakland, CA, he was the son of Sylvester and Anna (Setterdahl) Clarton. Steve was retired from Local 229, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. He was a life member of St. Jacob’s Lutheran Church in Glen Rock, McSherrystown Home Assoc., New Oxford Social Club, the Hanover Republican Club, AMVETS Post 22, VFW Post 2506, and American Legion Post 14. Steve proudly served his country in the US Navy during the Korean War. He was a volunteer with the American Red Cross, the Hanover Area Council of Churches as well as St. Jacob’s Church. He enjoyed restoring antique cars, playing cards and also enjoyed the comradery of his church family, as well as spending time with his friends and family. In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children, Steven A. Clarton of Orbisonia, Carolyn Ellison and husband John of Harrisburg, Sharon Clarton and husband David Montgomery of Lancaster and Allen J. Clarton of Hanover; three grandchildren, Sean, Patrick and Kevin Ellison; two siblings, Frank S. Clarton and wife Joan of Mt. Pleasant, IL and Doris Gutzmer of Allen, TX. Per Steve’s wishes the funeral service and burial will be held privately. Contributions in memory of Steve may be made to Central PA Food Bank, 3908 Corey Road, Harrisburg, PA 17109 or St. Jacob’s Lutheran Church, 3444 Sticks Road, Glen Rock, PA 17327.
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Posted at:01/28/2019 3:03 pm
Pastor Paula Murray
Kathy, as you know, we adored Steve, and miss him a great deal. We thank you and your family for your willingness to share him with us on Sunday mornings and at other times, and for his and your grace-filled witness to faith and marriage. We know you have the consolation of our Lord and your children and many friends, but the best consolation of all is knowing that because God is gracious and steadfast in love and mercy, we will all meet again.
Pastor Murray, for herself and the congregation of St. Jacob's Lutheran Church, Glen Rock, PA
Posted at:01/21/2019 3:03 pm
Steve was a faithful volunteers to the Cold Weather Shelter of the Council of Churches and a devoted volunteer in helping with the electrical work at Changing Lives Shelter.
Truly an all around great guy. He will be missed and our deepest sympathies go to all his family and friends . You are in our prayers.
Hanover Area Council of Churches
Posted at:01/18/2019 4:04 pm
Dean & Brenda Winemiller
Rest In Peace Steve. We will miss you very much.
Posted at:01/18/2019 7:07 pm
Lee & Cynthia Smith
We Would Like To Express Our Sincere Condolences To The Entire Clarton Family!! Steve Was A Wonderful Man With A Kind Heart & Great Personality!! Iam Sure He Will Be Missed By Many!! He Now Is In A Better Place, May He Rest In Peace! With Love, Lee & Cindy Smith