Clair E. Kreider, 99, formerly of Elizabethtown, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 13, 2023, at Courtyard Gardens Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Middletown. He was married to Edythe I. (Robinson) Kreider for over 66 years until her death on Wednesday, July 9, 2014.
A Veteran of WWII, Clair proudly served with the U.S. Air Force (U.S. Army Air Corps), from February 4, 1943 to May 9, 1946, as a Parachute Rigger for the 76th Flying Squadron, 23rd Fighter Group and Flying Tigers.
He is survived by a daughter, Karol A. Saner, married to Edward, of Virginia Beach, VA. Also surviving are 8 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and a daughter-in-law, Charlene “Char” R. (Kolak) Kreider. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Reverend Kenton E. Kreider, as well as four sisters and six brothers.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Courtyard Gardens Nursing & Rehabilitation Center for the care, concern and special attention given to Clair.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11 AM on Friday, January 20, 2023, at the Miller-Finkenbinder Funeral Home & Crematory, 130 North Market Street, Elizabethtown, PA 17022, 717-367-1543. Burial will follow in Shenk’s Community Church Cemetery, Elizabethtown, with military honors. Closed casket visitation will be held from 10 AM until the time of the service on Friday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Clair’s memory to Courtyard Gardens Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 999 West Harrisburg Pike, Middletown, PA 17057, 717-944-3351.
Memories and condolences may be shared at: www.FinkenbinderFamily.com
Courtyard Gardens Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
999 West Harrisburg Pike, Middletown PA 17057