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Robert E. 'Bob' Claar

Robert E. "Bob" Claar

Sep 9, 1943 - Apr 12, 2012
A Celebration of life for Robert E. “Bob” Claar, Sr., of Dubois will be held Saturday, April 14, 1:00 p.m. at the Headwaters Center in Dubois.

A viewing will be Monday, April 16, from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the Headwaters Center Sunroom. Graveside services for Robert E. "Bob" Claar, Sr., follow at 11:30 a.m. at the Dubois Cemetery.

Mr. Claar, 68, died at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper on Thursday, April 12, 2012.

Robert Eugene Claar was born in Hollidaysburg, Penn., on Thurs., Sept. 9, 1943, the son of Percy Glenn Claar and Helen Virginia (Dodson) Claar. He attended schools in the Hollidaysburg area.

He married Carol Ann Henry in Hollidaysburg on June 2, 1961.

Mr. Claar was self-employed. His family said he found great joy in working alongside his children, grandchildren, and numerous friends that shared in his passion.

He was of the Christian faith and a saved man.

Robert came to Wyoming hunting in 1967 and fell in love with its vast beauty. Robert and his wife decided to move the family to Wyoming from Pennsylvania in 1979. Robert and family spent 17 years in Osage, Wyo. and the remainder of his life in Dubois; between the Big Horn and Teton mountains.

His family said Mr. Claar lived to hunt, fish, and enjoyed observing wildlife. Robert loved the mountains and all things outdoors, going to auctions and yard sales with his family. The dearest thing to Robert was spending time with his family, friends, and his dogs.

Mr. Claar is survived by his wife, Carol Ann Claar of Dubois; his sons, Robert Claar, Jr. (Sandra), of East Freedom, Penn., Percy Claar, Sr. (Diana), and Jon Theilig, all of Dubois, and Gary Goehmann (Sonia) of Gillette; daughters, Debra Castro (Jerry), Brenda Waite (Pat), Melissa Mincey (Steven), all of Dubois, Jeannine Stouffer (Mark) of Altoona, Penn., Pamela Kanoff (Chuck) and Michelle Winkler (Troy), all of Harrisburg, Penn., and Lois Vorgason (Scott) of Greybull; 25 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; a brother, Roy Claar, Sr.(Leanna), of Hollidaysburg, Penn.; sisters, Goldie Griffith (Bill) of Hollidaysburg, Janet Ness (Perry) of York, Penn, Ethel Maydak (Larry) of West Mifflin, Penn., and Nancy Gates (Harry) of Shellsburg, Penn. Special Mention to Steve Werlinger Sr., of Pine Mountain, Mich. and Anthony Castro, of Newry, Penn.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Richard Claar; his mother, Helen Virginia (Dodson) Claar, and father, Percy Glenn Claar.

Memorials may be made to the Dubois Ambulance in care of the Davis Funeral Home, 2203 W. Main Street, Riverton, WY 82501.

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Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.