William J. Clugh, 78, of RR2 Mifflintown, PA and formerly of Harrisburg, PA
died early Tuesday morning, May 13, 2003, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA. He
was born March 24, 1925 in Pittsburgh, PA the son of the late William S. and
Goldie Stoops Clugh.
He graduated from Mechanicsburg High School in 1942. During World War II,
Mr. Clugh served with the Construction Battalion of the United States Navy
Seabees. He was employed as a draftsman with the Architectural Unit of the
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation in Harrisburg, PA retiring in
1983. Mr. Clugh was an active member of the Free Spring Church of the
Brethren in Van Wert, PA. He was also a member of the American Legion Post
1001 Harrisburg, PA and had coached their Teener League Baseball Team. He
was the Pennsylvania State director of the National Campers & Hikers
Association for 30 years and served on the National Board of N.H.C.A. as
past secretary, vice president and president. He chaired 3 National
Conventions, one in Prince Galitzen State Park, PA and two in Bloomsburg,
PA. Mr. Clugh served as a Fire Chief of the Rescue Fire Company Harrisburg,
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Marie J. Shepler Clugh whom he
married January 1, 1946. He is also survived by two sons; William J.
“Rusty” Clugh Hoboken, NJ and David A.
Clugh of Baltimore, MD and one grandson. Two sisters, Joan Spino of
Jeanette, PA and Donna R. Stutenroth, Carlisle, PA also survive him. One
brother, John Clugh preceded him in death.
Memorial services will be held Saturday at 11:00 AM from the Free Spring
Church of the Brethren, Van Wert, PA with the Reverend Terry Smith
officiating. Burial will be private in the Free Spring Presbyterian
Cemetery McAllisterville, PA at the convenience of the family. Memorial
contributions may be made to the Free Spring Church of the Brethren Building
RR2 Box 1335
Mifflintown, PA 17059. Arrangements are under the direction of the
Miller-Visneski Funeral Home 10 West
Mahoning Street Danville, PA.